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womensshowThe first ever Bruce County Women’s Show was held at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre on April 22.

Hub Staff

The first ever Bruce County Women’s Show was held on April 22 at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

The show was the brain child of Luz Maria Alvarez-Wilson of The Huron Group and was designed to support women with an entrepreneurial spirit and give them an opportunity to display their crafts, show off their skills and services and support and inspire one another.

The show’s title sponsor and guest speaker, Jen Fowler of Investor’s Group, said it is her number one favourite thing to see women succeed at business. “Entrepreneurial women, look around, we’re all putting ourselves out there... you’re putting your own stamp, your own heart and soul, your own bottom line.” She added, “People that are here today have to be strong, confident people.”

Vendors of all sorts were in attendance, from a Mary Kay consultant to a holistic healer; a novelist to a spiritual medium; an artist, a craftswoman, a jewellery maker; and so much more; with guest speakers, prizes to give away, and musical entertainment, Bruce County Women’s Show was an opportunity for like minded women to meet, network and learn from one another.

Alvarez-Wilson, who has been busy planning the event for months, said she was happy with the end result and is already sorting out details for next year’s show.

ayse makeoverOn the left, Ayse Hogan of Chakra House of Healing was on hand to talk about the many events, products and services she offers at her Southampton centre. On the right, Cheryl Neuman, Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay (left) after having just finished a makeover for Southampton’s Joan Harrison (right). Neuman was just awarded her 10th car after 29 years with Mary Kay. Neuman is from Walkerton but summers in Saugeen Shores.

thewaysideSouthampton’s Ashley Gordon (author A.A. Gordon) was in attendance with her first novel, a newly released paranormal erotica, The Wayside. Gordon said she’s been a writer since she was 12 and called The Wayside “50 Shades meets Vampire Diaries.” Her book is available electronically on Kindle, Kobo and amazon.ca with hardcopy available on amazon.com and various local venues.

gtfashionFrom left, Nadine Hylton-Morris, Leah Schnurr and Cydney Morris, ready to strut their stuff in Giant Tiger fashions at the first ever Bruce County Women’s Show April 22.

solepulseDenise Brown is a Foot Care Nurse from Sole Pulse. She currently works out of Shelburne, Ontario but will soon be relocating to Saugeen Shores.

readingSouthampton’s Christy Eaglesham, Spiritual Medium and Energy Healer (right), doing a healing session on Gaynor Eaglesham at the Bruce County Women’s Show April 22.

essentialoilsMichelle Hannigan, Registered Massage Therapist (left) and Dr. Alex Stracey BSc, D.C.; both from Southampton Chiropractic Clinic were in attendance to talk about their new venture, featuring essential oils and oil carrier bracelets; homemade artisanal bath salts and linen and room spritzes. Attendees also had an opportunity to try their new iTOVi handheld scanner that measures biomarkers in the body and lets the user know what essential oils or supplements they’re missing.

luzmaria kathyLuz Maria Alvarez-Wilson (left), The Huron Group and Bruce County Women’s Show and Kathy Samson, Port Elgin and Southampton libraries and Women’s Show Master of Ceremonies.

rexRoar by Rex’s Kristen Holloway displaying her jewellery creations.

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