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June 2023-In the Loop with CVWBN - WBN Year Wrap-up Garden Party

Join us for the WBN June Garden Party at the lovely Innisfree Farm & Botanical Gardens on June 14th at 6 pm. This will be our last meeting until September.

This month's event will feature a catered meal under the covered by pavilion prepared by Chef Laura Agnew of As You Like It Catering , garden games. relaxation, laughter and connection with other women in business.

Experience the musical magic of one of the hidden talents in the Comox Valley - Esther Leanne. Her velvet voice will soothe your ears with heartfelt renditions of cool classics and upbeat originals.

You are invited to walk the farm's labyrinth and explore the healing gardens. Bring a friend or two to be entered in the draw. Come as you are or come wearing a garden hat if that's your style.

As with each one of our monthly meetings, there will be a member's table for you to display your business information and door prizes (all are welcome to contribute a door prize- the more we have, the more who can win!)


Join us for this month's exciting event!

Tickets are on sale now until Sunday, June 4th at midnight.


Innisfree Farm & Botanical Garden

3636 Trent Road,



President's Message


As I move into this new position with trepidation, I know it will be a challenge to follow in the

footsteps of Bobbie Norton. Please join me in thanking Bobbie for all of her fantastic work and many hours as our President this past year.

As we move forward in this next year, I would really like to hear from members as we should be driving the direction of our WBN experience together.

Do you have something you think would really help you in your business? Know an incredible speaker? Or would you like some downtime in our networking meetings where you get to know your fellow WBN members better? Please reach out to the board members with your insights!

And speaking of board members we still have a few vacant positions on the board and we would really love it, if you would join us. Many hands make light work and for the WBN to run most efficiently the board positions need to be filled. Don’t be shy, step up, join in the fun, expand your skills and help us make the WBN the best that it can be.

Lastly… Are you joining us for our windup garden party? Get your ticket now! Guest are welcome. It’s sure to be a great meal and fun gathering networking with passionate businesswomen!

-Kelly Phillips


Congratulations to our 2023/24 Minerva Winner - Kelly Phillips!

Kelly Phillips of Kelly Phillips Conscious Coaching Collective and our new WBN President has freely and continually given of her time, talents, expertise and energy to the Comox Valley WBN. Kelly has gone above and beyond and given sacrificially to make this year (and years before) a success. We can't think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious award!


Our June Garden Party will feature the culinary expertise of

Laura Agnew - As You Like It Catering

Laura's culinary training and experience of over 30 years working with several top quality hotels and fine eateries around the world, has made her a genius of her craft. Her goal is to supply the local region with gourmet food and food products using local, all natural foods, prepared 'As you like it' at a reasonable price.

For more information, check out her website.


Our 2022/23 BOOST Recipient

We are delighted to be have been able to support this amazing organization through our Spring Auction fundraiser and monthly 50/50 draws. The grand total of monies raised this year will be presented to Comox Valley Family Services Association during our June meeting.

Thank you for all the work you do to support families in the Comox Valley. It has been a pleasure teaming up with you this year!


Here's your chance. ..

to get in on the BOOST nominations for the coming year.

Building Opportunities for Organizations using our Strengths and Talents

The BOOST program was created in 2011, to support a local registered non-profit organization each year.

As a diverse group of women, we offer our support monetarily, and also with skills and talents which may not otherwise be available to the recipient group. Our intention is to further develop their purpose and fulfill their wish lists.

We start each membership year in September, announcing our B.O.O.S.T. recipient. For the remainder of our membership year, we raise funds monthly through 50/50 draws at our meetings, through other events hosted by members and through a yearly WBN fundraiser event

Do you have a favourite non-profit that you'd like to nominate to be our B.O.O.S.T. recipient next year?

Click here to submit your nomination online.


A Great Big ...


To our WBN Board of 2022/23 for all of your hard work and dedication to the Comox Valley WBN group. We appreciate the time, energy, creativity and the hours that you put into making this year a success!

Announcing our new WBN Board of Directors for 2023/24

President/Program Director- Kelly Phillips

Past President - Bobbie Norton

Treasurer- Tina Pringle

Secretary- Maggie Komar

Membership Director - Nordica Nettleton

Blog/Social Media Director- Kayleigh Janssen

Spotlight Speaker Director- Carol Elliot

Members at Large- Michele Dyck

Jani Martinius


Did you miss out on the Board elections last month?

Do you have vision for fun and unique ideas for monthly WBN meetings? Do you want to be part of a team of amazing women in business who organize events for our local WBN group?

There's still a chance to be involved in next year's WBN board beginning in September 2023.

Positions available:

Facilities Director

Website Director

Contact us if you want a little more info about the scope of these positions.


See you in a few weeks at our June Garden Party event at Innisfree Farms & Botanical Gardens.

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