After two successful years in Nelson, Find Your Divine is expanding to Castlegar this April. The evening is designed for women of all ages to enjoy a relaxed, fun environment with wine, appetizers and dessert while they peruse a variety of booths related to women’s interests. The highlight of the evening will be an inspirational talk from guest speaker Tamara Taggart.
Taggart is the weekday anchor of CTV News at Six in Vancouver and has three children with 54-40 musician Dave Glenn (formerly of The Matthew Good Band). Along with her successful career, Taggart has also experienced some of the trials and hardships of life. After battling cancer and working through the Down Syndrome diagnosis of her son, Taggart hopes to share her message that a life threatening experience can help to put the important things in our lives in perspective.
Taggart recently spoke as part of the TEDxSFU speaker series Redefining The Norm, which can be viewed online.
The Castlegar News is hosting the event at the Sandman Inn on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the Nelson event have sold out in previous years and Castlegar tickets are disappearing quickly, so women interested in attending are urged to buy tickets as soon as possible.
Ticket prices are $30 until March 31 and then increase to $35. They can be purchased at the Castlegar News office, Fashion Foundations, and the Gift Box. Ticket prices include one glass of wine, appetizers, access to all of the sponsor’s booths and Taggart’s talk. A cash bar will also be available.
Platinum sponsors of this year’s event are Kalawsky GM and Home Goods.
“The evening is meant to be a fun evening for women to socialize with friends, become acquainted with sponsors and hopefully come away feeling inspired by the message Tamara has to share,” says Nelson Star publisher Karen Bennett.
“It has been exciting to see the broad range of ages in the ladies that have come out in previous years. There is something for everyone.”
Darlene Kalawsky attended last year’s event and was so impressed she decided to be a platinum sponsor this year.
“I thought it was a fantastic event,” she says. “It was a great opportunity for businesses to showcase to women the offerings that we have in the region. The speaker, Wendy Mesley, was excellent. I came away with the idea that the more you believe in your ability to succeed, the more likely that you will. Never stop dreaming. Always keep changing and doing what you like in your life.”
After participating in last year’s event in Nelson, Fashion Foundations owner Carol Hiebert decided to participate in both local events this year.
“We really enjoyed it,” she says. “The marketing we got to see, all the different stores, talking to all the different people. It was interesting and informative. We met so many people who did not know we existed, so it was a great thing for a business person to get involved in.
“I would definitely do it again, and I would definitely try to convince more businesses to do it. It’s a great way to put your name out there.”