Blog Post & Photos – May 10, 2018 with Trudy McAuley, IDShield/Legal Shield

Trudy McAuley, Independent Associate with Legal Shield, provided the members of Women’s AM with invaluable information with respect to Identify Theft and the resources available through IDShield. IDShield is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of Kroll licensed private investigators on call and by way of this partnership, can offer Legal Shield Members with Privacy and Security Monitoring, Identity Consultation Services and Identity Restoration Services. Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company, has provided a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security, and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems, and capitalize on opportunities for over 40 years.

To learn more, contact Trudy at or by email at

This was the last morning meeting before our summer break, but be sure to join us for our upcoming SPRING FLING event on Thursday, June 7th, at the Pitt Meadows Golf Course. Tickets are available at:

*regular morning meetings will resume in September

Blog Post & Photos – April 12, 2018 with Linda Shanks, CanniMed

The subject of medical cannabis is controversial, but better understanding through education will help us to learn about its potential benefits as a treatment option. The volume of information available is overwhelming, however, Linda Shanks from CanniMed, provided an enlightening presentation which included a thorough medical explanation; she outlined the CanniMed products (as a licensed and regulated producer), and she concluded by answering several of our attendee questions relating to this subject.

Medical cannabis is not for everyone, but it can be a good fit for patients suffering from serious chronic and terminal illness. Consult with your doctor about medical cannabis therapy, and if you have any questions, there is a staff pharmacist at CanniMed who is available to take your call at 1.855.787.1577 / / E. 

Blog Post & Photos – March 8, 2018 with Barbara Morgan, Civic Safety

Barbara Morgan led the Women’s AM Members through the very serious subject of Emergency Preparedness in a captivating manner by adding her sense of humour which set us all at ease and better able to absorb the importance of being prepared for a state of emergency, whenever that may occur. Although situations range in severity, Barbara highlighted the significance and community impact we will quite possibly face. By becoming more informed and better prepared, we will all transition through these times much easier and minimize potential suffering. Personal, Community, Neighbourhood and School Plans must all be considered, and of course, we must not forget our pets when it comes to getting ready.

For more information, you can contact Barbara at

Join us on Thursday, April 12th at 7am for our next meeting – stay-tuned for details.

Blog Post & Photos – February 8, 2018 with Vicki McLeod

Vicki McLeod intrigued us with the title of her presentation, “WHY GOAL SETTING DOESN’T WORK”. Of course, goals are necessary, but her message encouraged us to first clearly identify what we truly want, to focus and work on the resistance rather than the goal or result, and consider what ground conditions are needed to overcome.

Vicki highlighted that our WHY should give us “goosebumps” and we must have a deep connection with our innermost self/truth which takes time and give us Permission to Pause.

Vicki’s vision is that people live rich, authentic lives – recognizing and embracing their soulfulness, creativity and joy in being human. By doing so they will fall deeply in love with themselves, thereby fully loving others and creating a compassionate and peaceful world. To learn more, visit

Join Women’s AM for our next meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 7am – stay-tuned for details.

Blog Post & Photos – January 11, 2018 with Gay Conn, North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association

Gay Conn launched our 2018 sessions by introducing us to the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) which is a non-profit charitable organization enriching the lives of children and adults who experience physical, mental, emotional or social challenges by providing safe and professional therapeutic equine programming.

Following the devastating loss of her son, Clay, in 2001, Gay was motivated to pursue a lifelong dream, and her fascination of horses led her to NFTRA. The programs offered by NFTRA promote a host of benefits for riders, including fun, socialization and therapy which is a catalyst for learning and development.

A Competitive Program is now being offered, and attendees of Women’s AM enjoyed a special and personal message from 15 year old Hannah, who is working towards participating competitively, as she shared how the program has improved her confidence and enhanced her life.

Volunteers are welcome at NFTRA to assist with the following roles:
-side walkers
-board members

For further information, please visit their website at:

Vicki McLeod is our February speaker, and Vicki, together with Conny Graf Lewis, provided us with a brief introduction to their upcoming “DECLUTTERING CHALLENGE”. Join us on Thursday, February 8th, to learn more details and be inspired to create space, freedom and peace in your day-to-day life.

Blog Post & Photos – November 9, 2017 with Annika Polegato

Members of Women’s AM participated in a very sensitive yet informative conversation addressing the addiction crisis impacting communities everywhere. Annika Polegato, Executive Director, and Dawn Taylor, MA – School Youth Prevention, of Alouette Addictions provided valuable information and encouraged everyone to educate themselves and increase personal awareness on how each of us can help to combat this escalating issue. Compassion, Connection and Community will lead us towards better understanding, saving lives as our ultimate goal.

  • Found a questionable substance? Call Police Non-Emergency at 604.463.6251
  • Suspect someone is overdosing? Call 911, immediately!

For further information, questions or concerns, contact Annika or Dawn at Alouette Addictions at 604.467.5179 or visit:

For tickets to The DRAG Show, An ADULT Fundraiser for Alouette Addictions Services on February 17, 2018, visit: