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September 2023 - In the Loop with CVWBN - WBN Year Kick Off Party "Then & Now"

Updated: Sep 14

Join us for the WBN September Kick Off Party, "Then & Now", at the lovely Innisfree Farm & Botanical Gardens on September 13th, 2023 at 6 pm. This will be our first meeting of the year and will host both new and past members of the WBN!

This month's event will feature a catered meal under the covered by pavilion, relaxation, laughter and connection with other women in business.

You are invited to walk the farm's labyrinth and explore the healing gardens. Bring a friend or two to experience the Comox Valley WBN and join in the fun!

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!)

We are excited to have Maggie Komar as our first spotlight speaker of the year! Along with Maggie's spotlight speaker feature, we will also have some of our founding members speaking all about how and why the WBN came to be. We are thrilled to have them join us!


Join us for this month's exciting event!

Tickets are on sale now until Sunday, September 10th at 11:59pm.


Innisfree Farm & Botanical Garden

3636 Trent Road,

Courtenay, BC


September Blog Sponsor

Jessica Moore, Associate Consultant at IG Wealth Management

Born in Newfoundlander, then raised in Prince Rupert, I have a love for the ocean coast and consider myself an avid outdoors enthusiast. Outside of the office I thrive either in the woods or in the water. Whether hiking alongside my dog ‘Pig’, spearfishing in the ocean, or foraging for the elusive chanterelle mushroom, my passion for the outdoors is one of the main reasons I love calling the Comox Valley, my home.

After transitioning from a successful career as an Chef for over 10 years, into the world of finance, I combined a unique blend of analytical expertise with a deep understanding of life's goals & finer pleasures. I’ve always had a knack for devising strategic planning, which is part of the reason transitioning to the financial world in 2022 was seamless. The ability to tailor full financial plans to any individuals’ specific needs, and watching the those plans unfold, brings me a great sense of accomplishment & reward. I have a passion for guiding people towards achieving their goals & building a prosperous future. Throughout my professional journey I have had the privilege of receiving several designations & certificates (Red Seal Chef designation in 2013, “Face of Women in Culinary Leadership” in 2021, attaining LLQP Designation & IIRCO Certification through completion of the Canadian Securities Course in 2022)

A main reason why I chose IG Wealth Management is the understanding that life is constantly changing. Our focus is to improve your financial well-being by developing full financial plans, and be pro-active and adapt with your evolving personal needs and life goals.

Connect with Jessica!


Our 2023/2024 New BOOST Recipient

We are delighted to announce that our 2023/2024 BOOST recipient will be Darry's Place through the Comox Valley Transition Society! Our Board Members weighed all the nominations carefully and decided that Darry's Place was an excellent fit for our BOOST recipient program.

Darry's place is a supportive second stage housing program for women and their children who have experienced gender-based violence or are at risk of violence. The housing is for a short-term period of up to 18 months, with a potential of extension.


New Monthly Meeting Location!

We are excited to announce that our monthly meeting location has changed for the 2023/2024 year, allowing us to network in a space better suited for our needs. We can't wait to see you in our new space, The Florence Filberg Centre, for our October through May

monthly networking meetings!


A Big Welcome to our 2023/2024 Board of Directors!

Our new 2023/2024 Board of Directors are excited to kick-off this year with a bang! We are excited for the year ahead and looking forward to growing our Comox Valley WBN community while providing useful and impactful value through our monthly meeting and keynote speakers.

Our 2023/2024 Board of Directors:

President: Kelly Phillips - Conscious Coaching

Vice President: Vacant

Past President: Bobbie Norton - Epicure

Secretary: Maggie Komar - Juice Plus

Treasurer: Tina Pringle - Evolve Yoga Therapy

Membership Director: Nordica Nettleton - Soroptomist International

Spotlight Speaker Director: Carol Elliott - Celebrant Weddings/End of Life

Program Director: Vacant - Kelly Phillips - Conscious Coaching (interim)

Facilities Director: Vacant

Blog Director: Kayleigh Janssen - Prismatic Creative Co.

Website: Kayleigh Janssen - Prismatic Creative Co.

Social Media: Adicus Bird - Adicus Consulting

Directors at Large/Advisors to the Board:

- Dawn Elgin - Practical Spiritualism

- Jani Martinius - Jani Martinius Coaching

Interested in joining us on the board?

Please reach out to discuss any of our vacant positions!


Housekeeping Notes

With the beginning of the CVWBN year officially just around the corner, now is the perfect time to update those headshots and biographies on our website! If you have updated photos and bios that you'd like to see displayed on our website, please send those over our way and Kayleigh will get those updated on the website.


See you in a few weeks at our September Kick Off Party event at Innisfree Farms & Botanical Gardens!

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