#Wearethechange #womenunite #nationrising
Women's Festival & Conference
July 13-15, 2018
Ready to put #ACTIVIST on your RESUME!?

 


GIVE YOUR VOICE, ENERGY and TAKE ACTION WITH WOMEN UNITING WORLD-WIDE
AS WE DEFINE, SHAPE AND LEAD MEANINGFUL SOCIAL CHANGE NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE
FOR PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND PLANET

A few TICKETS left!

Women from all walks of life will gather on the stunning lakeside property of Grail Springs Retreat for Wellbeing in Bancroft, Ontario for this uniquely combined festival and conference. 'We ARE the CHANGE' will showcase speakers and advocates taking action and influencing change in all sectors of society.

Activities include speakers, workshops, outdoor spa, vendors, morning yoga, evening sound bath concert, opening and closing ceremonies, song, drumming, networking, evening forest illumination walk, and so much more!

Join leaders, entrepreneurs and activist who are defining and shaping a better future for PEOPLE, ANIMALS & PLANET.  Explore avenues on how you too can shape your legacy and make an impact. The time is now. We ARE the Change.

#wearethechange #nationrising #womensmovement #womensmarchcanada #onemorewoman #metoo #genderequality #womenofdestiny #socialight #weanimals #earthmatters #noplastic #cleanoceans #crueltyfree #animaljustice #environmentdefence #seashepherd #ourchildrensfuture #cleanworld #womenunite #grailsprings #transformtheworld


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VENUE ADDRESS: (2.5 hr drive from Toronto or Ottawa). 
Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing
2004 Bay Lake Rd, Bancroft, Ontario

Children must be 16 years or older.
Students 16 to 21  years of age are FREE with a valid student card.  

1-Day Tickets: 

  • $75 admits one, 1-Day Pass: Friday, July 13th, 1pm to 9pm
  • $95 admits one, 1-Day Pass: Saturday, July 14th, 8am to 9pm
  • $50 admits one, 1-Day Pass: Sunday, July 15th, 8am to 1pm

 3-Day Tickets: BEST VALUE!

  • $195 admits one person, 3-Day Pass + swag goodies
  • $295 admits two persons, 3-Day Pass + swag goodies  BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE $50 pp! 

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Local Accommodations, B&B'S, Camping: see link

CAMP ONSITE! 4 spots left - $50 pp per night - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE ONLINE

One EcoTabin availabe to share with one other person on festival grounds - call 1-877-553-5772 to book!


FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE:

  • Lunch will be available for purchase onsite on Saturday, July 14th, - cash only, pre-order on Friday at registration.
  • Fresh water available on tap so bring water bottle. Bancroft is 5-min drive from festival with many eateries to choose from.
  • No Plastic Water Bottles Please

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Journal, pen, drum, blanket and cushion for evening Sound Bath Concert and workshops
  • Lantern and walking shoes for evening Forest Illumination Intention Walk
  • Yoga gear, swim suit and towel
  • Sunscreen, refillable water bottle (no plastic water bottles please)

Friday July 13th Program:

  • 1pm                     Registration - PLUS pre-order vegan, gluten-free lunch for Saturday $15 includes tax, cash only
  • 1pm                     Vendor Marketplace Opens
  • 3:00-3:30pm     Opening Ceremony - bring your drum and your voice
  • 3:30-5:30pm     Speaker Forum ~ meet in the Big Tent Marquis

SPEAKERS -  3:30pm - 5:30pm:

  • Madeleine Marentette, Activist, Founder of Grail Springs Retreat for Wellbeing, Producer & Host of #WeAREtheCHANGE
    Welcome & Introduction - #WeAREtheCHANGE
  • Carla Collins, Actress, Comedian & Inspirational Speaker
    Conference MC
  • Vera Lopez & Friends
    Opening Ceremony ~ bring your drum
  • Christine Luckasavitch, Algonquin Anishinaabekwe of the Crane Clan, Advocate, First Nations Reconciliation
    Finding Our Voice: Mino-Bunaadiziwin through Thinking, Being & Doing
  • Evita Ochel, Founder, The Healthytarian
    Making the Shift from Surviving to Thriving
  • Dr. Zoe Lumiere, Founder, Allowing Love
    Allowing Love to Affect the Change We Want
  • 5:30pm               Dinner break
  • 7:00-9:00pm     Sound Bath Concert with ROUA AUOR - bring blanket


Sacred Sound in Timeless Space... Join ROUA AUOR on Friday, July 13th at 7pm in the Big Top Marquis Tent for a journey that will be sure to move your soul
. Lay back on your blanket and let the music take you away in to your heart's longing, your deepest desire. What kind of future do you want for the people, animals and planet for the generations to come? How can you co-create with like-hearted pople to bring heaven on earth? ROUA AUOR will guide you into a Shamanic Sound Meditation designed to induce a deep state of relaxation and healing for the mind, body and spirit, allowing you to let go and journey inwards, set intention and align your heart and mind. Native American songs, shamanic chants, mantras, crystal bowls, tuning forks, chimes, harmonium, didgeridoos, native flutes and a number of other instruments are all part of this sound meditation. Let yourself be guided by the sounds carried upon the Divine Breath, as it creates intelligile Light. BE THE CHANGE!


Saturday, July 14th PROGRAM:

  • 9am                          Vendor Marketplace Open
  • 8:30-9:15am          Yoga on the Lawn ~ with Cathy Mines
  • 9:30-12:45pm       Speaker forum ~ meet in the Big Tent Marquis:

SPEAKERS -  9:30am - 12:30pm:

  • Madeleine Marentette, Activist, Founder of Grail Springs Retreat for Wellbeing, Producer & Host 
    Is 'ACTIVIST'  on YOUR Resume?
  • Theresa Laurico, Founder, Socialight Canada
    RISE: The Heartset, Mindset and Habits of Global Leaders
  • Jennifer Love, Founder, One More Woman Movement
    The Millionaire Method
  • Vera Lopez, Founder, Spirits of the Earth
    Returning to the Mother in Us All
  • Helga Soley Vidars, Founder, Eagle Women Global, CEO of Sacred Iceland
    The Sacredness of Sisterhood
  • Jo-Anne McArthur, Founder, WEAnimals, Activist & Photo Journalist
    Unbound: A Celebration of Women on the Front Lines of Animal Advocacy Worldwide
  • Cathy Mines, Founder, United Hearts of Allies
    Our Sacred Responsibility & The Way of the Peaceful Activist

  • 12:30-2:00pm        Lunch - vegan, gluten-free, not included with ticket - pre-order on Friday $15 incls tax, cash only
  • 2:00-5:30pm          Shop, spa outdoors, mud bake & swim fundraiser, workshops, water ceremony

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS 2pm - 3pm: choose a workshop to attend - bring a blanket, journal

  • Creating a Joyful Life! ~ with Adrienne Enns
  • Reach 108 Mala Breathing Practice ~ with Cathy Mines
  • Herbs for Your Health ~ Stephanie Atwood & Ginette Vachon
  • Play the Soul Adventure Game ~ with Lorree Appleby
  • BE the Goddess ~ with Tara Greene
  • Transcendental Meditation for Inner Peace ~ with Michael Marentette
  • Re-write Your Money Story! ~ with Jennifer Love
  • Sisterhood Healing Circle ~ with Soley Vidars
  • The RISE Method ~ with Theresa Laurico
  • Allowing Love: Manifesting Soul-Led Dreams and Soul-Led Marriage ~ with Dr. Zoe Lumiere
  • Introduction to Access Bars with Nicole Lavigne
  • Growing Healthy Sustainable Communities ~ with Melissa Hyde

    3:30pm - 5:00pm The Nibi Wabo Water Ceremony ~ with Kimberly Angela Gibson-Maracle

The Nibi Wabo ceremony is an Indigenous Anishnawbe practice that brings women together to pray and sing over the waters. It is shared that the song needs to be sung with the women of the world.  It is instructed that we are to teach it to our daughters, granddaughters, sisters, aunties, mothers and grandmothers. It is believed that this ceremony helps to purify our waters and give thanks to the life blood of Mother Earth. Join Kim down at the beach of Grail Springs for this special ceremony. Please bring some type of vessel of water. No plastic bottles please. You may also bring a drum, sticks or rattles, and a special feather or bundle such as tobacco or sage if you like to use towards the fire. 


  • 5:30-7:15pm         Dinner break - Town of Bancroft - 5 minute drive from festival grounds
  • 7:30-9:00pm           Forest Illumination Intention Walk - bring lantern or flashlight


  • SUNDAY JULY 15TH
  • 9am                             Vendor Marketplace open 
  • 8:30-9:15am             Yoga on the Lawn ~ with Cathy Mines
  • 9:30-11:30am          Speaker forum ~ meet in the Big Top Marquis
  • 11:30-12:30pm       Final shopping and networking 
  • 12:30-1:00pm          Closing Ceremonies - bring your drum

SPEAKERS -  9:30am - 11:30am:

  • Brigitte Breau & Videographer Marketa Schusterova, Activists, Sea Shepherd
    Sea Shepherd: Women in Direct Action for Ocean Conservation
  • Sarah Buchanan, Program Manager, Environmental Defense Canada
    A Cleaner Future Starts Now: How Your Everyday Actions Can Fight Climate Change
  • Krista Valerie Hiddema, Animal Activist, Academic, Ecofeminist
    Voice for the Voiceless
  • Nancy Peckford, Executive Director of Equal Voice, and architect of Daughters of the Voice
    From Votes to Victory: How Women's Political Engagement is Crucial to Building a Sustainable & Inclusive Future!
  • Michael Marentette, Political Science Student University of Toronto
    The Path to Paradise
  • Open Mic
    Heart Speak
  • Madeleine Marentette, Activist, Founder of Grail Springs Retreat for Wellbeing, Producer & Host 
    Closing Remarks
  • Still time to shop, network!


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VENDORS & OUTDOOR SPA:

  • Access Consciousness
  • D-Lipcious
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Funky Buddha
  • Grail Springs Spa Team
  • Live4Yourself
  • Live Wooden
  • May You Know Joy
  • Opal Wing Jewelry
  • Our Purposeful Journey
  • Roua Auor
  • ShesGotLeggz
  • Tara Green Tarot, Astrology & Psychic Consultant
  • The Tower Garden
  • Tranquility Matters
  • Travelling Gypsea
  • Woodsmoke & Wool

VENUE ADDRESS: (2.5 hour drive from Toronto or Ottawa)
Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing, 2004 Bay Lake Road, Bancroft, Ontario 

FOR LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS, B&B'S, CAMPING: see link

TICKETS:  Buy Online

Questions & Inquiries: reservations@grailsprings.com