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Workshops for women

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Participants from various backgrounds convened at FUSE Community Work Hub in Gibsons on Feb. 27 and 28 for WoW! A Weekend of Workshops for the Self-Employed. Six practical workshops were offered and spread over two days to allow plenty of social/networking time in between. Participants brought more creativity and inspiration into their lives while increasing ... Read More »

Gibsons woman honoured by film & TV group


A Gibsons woman was chosen as a runner-up in a national competition by Women in Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV). The organization’s #FromOurDarkSide genre writing competition and mentorship program attracted more than 150 entries from across the country. Among the 10 runners-up was Loretta Todd, of Gibsons, for her story, “The Ursavore”. “We are very ... Read More »

Women in Focus for International Women’s Day: Pledge for Parity

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#PledgeForParity is the 2016 theme for International Women’s Day, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate on March 8th, International Women’s Day.   But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. So how do ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Tara Roden

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PGA Golf Professional in Sechelt Tara Roden, the new Head Golf Professional of the Blue Ocean Golf Club was not sure what to expect when arriving on the Sunshine Coast in late July of 2015. With a very steep learning curve ahead, Tara has settled into her new appointment and enjoyed becoming an integral part ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Cheryl McNicol

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Gender parity remains elusive Justin Trudeau famously declared after his election in October that half his cabinet was made up of women “because it’s 2015.” But as pleasantly obvious as that sounded, the prime minister is still far ahead of the social curve in respect to women, according to one local business expert. “Even though ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Kim Darwin

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Making informed financial decisions Although not born in Sechelt, Kim describes herself as a “local”, having lived on the Coast for 45 years.  She grew up in Davis Bay in a house that used to be the “oil shack” on Davis Bay wharf.  She graduated from Chatelech Secondary School, raised her three children and continues ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Colleen Preston

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“The Vines That Bind Us” Colleen Preston arrived on the Sunshine Coast searching for an “Oasis” where she could finish writing her personal development books and start her dream of providing a rejuvenating getaway for people who want to improve their future. After many years as a trainer and listening to clients talk about their ... Read More »

Tips for the female entrepreneur

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Starting a business is no small task. But as the 21st century progresses, more and more female entrepreneurs are embracing the challenge of starting their own businesses. Though each entrepreneur has his or her own motivation for starting a business, the chance to be your own boss and turn an idea into a successful business ... Read More »

Dressing for success at the office

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The transition from university student or stay-at-home mom to full-time professional requires a number of changes. Those changes include updating your wardrobe to give it a more professional feel. Clothing that’s acceptable for a jaunt to the store or a night out may not be appropriate for the office. Just what constitutes a professional wardrobe ... Read More »

Women’s Day 2015: Make it Happen


Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, ... Read More »

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