Goddess Rising returns for a fourth year

Women in the Elk Valley are encouraged to take part in the fourth annual International Women’s Day celebrations.

Women in the Elk Valley are encouraged to take part in the fourth annual International Women’s Day celebrations. The celebrations include half hour massages, over a dozen workshops and speakers and a hearty lunch. Celebrate with your sisters, daughters, mothers and friends.

Goddess Rising will take place at the Community Centre on Mar. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshops will be hosted by Chantel Vincent – Social Media for Small Businesses and Francesca ter Poorten of Essential Yoga about rediscovering your feminine power.  There are two workshops looking at the upcoming gardening year, focusing on getting started in the garden and worm composting.

There are sessions dedicated to interactive Yoga Dance and Acro-Yoga, soap making seminars, where participants will learn how to make soap, creative workshops to explore creative writing and goal setting with some vision boarding and two workshops that look at emotional stress and emotional based eating and how to address these.  The highly successful pampering session from last year returns bigger and better, but always book ahead of the event. Be sure to register online.

Goddess Rising is a not-for-profit event that is organized by two local women who wanted to give back to their community and bring women together in a day of celebration.  The event is free, but door donations and silent auction profits do go towards the very successful female specific scholarship, which was launched at least year’s event, for graduating young women who reside in the valley.  In the first year, $2,000 was given away to three local girls, and this year, organizers hope to do the same. Grade 12 girls who apply need to bring their application forms in person to the event on Mar. 12.

“We are so excited that the event is growing stronger each year with more and more of the speakers approaching us to be involved in the event ahead of time.   We are so grateful to all the people who help to support this event by giving their time to be involved in the event as well as the donations for the silent auction,” said organizer Tanya Malcolm.

Pre-registration for all workshops and pampering sessions on the event day are encouraged. The event is free (by donation at door) with all workshops free, and pampering sessions by donation.  A healthy and hearty $8 lunch will be served and can be purchased on the day.