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Seats added for April 8 Claresholm Women’s Conference

Written by  Stephanie Labbe
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Everything is in place and ready to go for the fourth annual Claresholm Women’s Conference on April 8. Each year the event has grown.


“We’ve had to increase the number of tickets this year, because we’ve sold out already,” adds Sally Morton, event committee member.
By the second week of March they had already sold out, so Morton says they had to make up another 50 tickets. As of that date, they already had 155 people registered for the event.
The women’s conference is meant to empower women and provide a venue for them to gather.
“It’s kind of one day of the year where women can gather together … in a safe environment and know that … they have a day of connection and play — no judgement,” says Morton. “There’s personal growth. There’s great food.”
Each year is a different theme.
This year the focus is “Living a Whole Hearted Life.”
The event will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, which is a change from last year. It will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There also will be wine tasting to follow.
The format of the day will run slightly different than previous years. Doors will open at 9 a.m. with vendor booths set up.
At 10 a.m., there will be a welcome from Tony Hamlyn. From there, the day will include guest speakers Janice Butler and Lise Schulze, coffee breaks, lunch, entertainment, closing remarks and then wine tasting.
Each year there are speakers and something different this year is there are no breakout sessions like years past.
“Janice and Lise work together — they’ve held a few workshops and that … They’re really a dynamic duo,” adds Morton.
Also new this year is a website. The Claresholm Women’s Conference has its own website with full details about the day. This hasn’t been done in the past.
Morton says people who have attended past conferences say it’s enjoyable and the food is always amazing.
“It’s doing something new and connecting with … women … and feeling the sisterhood. The connection is huge for women and … it’s a real honour to have that in our little town of Claresholm,” adds Morton.
This event started in 2014 as a way to help women with self-improvement and self-growth.
“It’s empowering women, it’s enabling them and it’s supporting them,” adds Morton about the benefits of the event.
As of March 14, there were 41 tickets left. Tickets are $40 each or to participate in the wine tasting following the conference, tickets are $60 each.
If people still want to get tickets, they can do so by going into the Claresholm Library or online to register at: https://cwc.wildapricot.org/.

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