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Welcome to the Blog! February 2023

Updated: Jan 25

We have worked hard to update our communications with you- our members, past members, guests, and fellow women in business- to bring you a more efficient and updated experience with the Comox Valley WBN.


Along with the new website and monthly meeting ticket purchase experience, we want to keep you informed with our new newsletter format- the Blog!


Here you can find all of the newsy bits that will let you know what's happening at our next meeting and learn a little more about our featured members all in one location!


Don't have time to read it all now but are curious about something in particular?


Quicklinks:


February Meeting Information

President's Message

February Focus

Spotlight Speaker

New Members

Opportunities

BOOST update





 


We are now meeting in Courtenay

January marks new beginnings, and the first Comox Valley WBN meeting for the new year in January was held in our new venue- the Elks Lodge in Courtenay. Our hope is that this venue will make our monthly meeting more accessible to you!


This month, our focus is on NETWORKING!


Join us as we build relationships, make connections and brush up on our networking skills at our interactive meeting. We'd love to see you at our February meeting for a fantastic night of food, information, and connection with other women in business!


Tickets are on sale now until Sunday, February 5th at midnight.


Elks Hall (map)

231 6th St,

Courtenay, BC

V9N 1L9

 

President's Message



Join us at our February Meeting where we will be building our networking skills and relationships. I am most excited for our “ Table Topics”!


Be sure to bring your business cards!


As always we will have our Spotlight Speaker, 50/50 and delicious refreshments! If you know of someone who may like to see what the WBN is all about, please invite them as a guest!


-Bobbie Norton

 

Spotlight Speaker


Come and hear Deanna tell us about her business and the healing power of essential oils.



Deanna Papineau

Aroma Reiki Healing


Deanna Papineau is a Registered Aromatherapist with the British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy & a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

Deanna helps her clients experience the healing flow of energy, through the power of custom blended Essential Oils and Reiki

 

Welcome to our New Members




Janette Malton

Citadel Mortgages





Tina Pringle

Evolve Yoga





Adi Bird

Wild + United Athletics


We look forward to learning more about your businesses and to begin networking with you!

 

Do you want to get more involved in the Comox Valley WBN?


We are looking for people who would like to be more involved in our group and are looking to share their talents as part of the Comox Valley WBN Board.



We have three fantastic board of director positions to choose from:


Secretary - Records minutes at the Monthly zoom board meetings.


Programs Manager - Secures the monthly speaker.


Facilities Manager- Helps prepare the space for our monthly meetings, including food organization and prep.



Contact us if you want a little more info about the scope of these positions, or if you are ready to jump in and join the team!



Maybe you're not ready to commit to an ongoing position but would like your business to be featured on the Monthly Blog or at our monthly meeting.


We have openings for Spotlight Speakers for the March- June 2023 meetings and for Blog Sponsors for March- June 2023. The cost is $25 for each.


If you would like to reserve your spot to feature your business, submit your request with this form.



 

BOOST


This year, our BOOST recipient is Comox Valley Family Services.


Here's a snapshot of one way in which they help support families in the Comox Valley:


Healthy Families Program


These no fee programs are open to all families in the Comox Valley and surrounding area. Our team supports pregnant women, families, including parents, relatives and caregivers providing care to children 0- 6 years. The program also seeks to promote partnerships within our communities while strengthening support for vulnerable pregnant women, new mothers, children and their families.



Community Action Program for Children

A community-based family program with a focus on the healthy development of young children (0-6 years). The goal of this program is to support families who may be living in conditions of risk or facing challenging life circumstances. We offer weekly drop-in groups, access to parent-child resources and opportunities to develop new social connections. A supportive learning environment encourages conversations about health, safety, nutrition, growth and development of young children.

Additionally, program participants can talk with our team of nurses, nutritionist, infant development consultants, Early Childhood Educators and outreach workers for individual support. There are activities for children provided in a safe and stimulating environment. Transportation and healthy meals are included.


Healthy Babies Prenatal Nutrition Program

This program is for women who are pregnant or have a baby under 6 months of age. Weekly groups offer prenatal and early parenting support to women and their families who are experiencing health or lifestyle challenges during pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood. Transportation and a healthy meal are included. Individual support on-site or on an outreach basis provides participants with opportunities for personalized support. Additional services include free prenatal vitamins, food supplements, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health counseling, baby weight checks and referral to community resources.

The Healthy Families Program is accredited through the B.C. Family Resource Programs.

To find out more about all of the programs that they offer, visit their website.



Check out this page to learn more about the Comox Valley WBN BOOST sponsorship



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