Leading Moms 2012 – Breakfast

Leading Moms 2012 started bright and early, with a networking breakfast courtesy of Nature’s Path Foods.

 

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Thank you to Jenn Di Spirito Photography for sponsoring our event photos.

Jenn Di Spirito is a contemporary child and family portrait photographer who believes every mama needs a beautiful portrait with her little ones.

“Over the past 5 years, my approach has evolved into an experience that pampers mothers, celebrates their role in the family, helps them go into their photography session feeling confident and beautiful and, of course, gives them beautiful wall art as a result – both of their littles and together as a family.”

Leading Moms 2012 – Welcome and Morning Keynote

Our MC Pamela Martin kicked off the morning with a personal story as a trailblazing broadcaster. Organizer Christine Pilkington, CEO of Crisp Media Inc, welcomed guests. Keynote speaker Premier Christy Clark told a hilarious story about hemming her son Hamish’s pants moments before leaving to shuffle the cabinet.

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Thank you to Jenn Di Spirito Photography for sponsoring our event photos.

Jenn Di Spirito is a contemporary child and family portrait photographer who believes every mama needs a beautiful portrait with her little ones.

“Over the past 5 years, my approach has evolved into an experience that pampers mothers, celebrates their role in the family, helps them go into their photography session feeling confident and beautiful and, of course, gives them beautiful wall art as a result – both of their littles and together as a family.”

Leading Moms 2012 – Morning Program

Our morning program started with Sandra Heusel of Eaton Arrowsmith School, followed by the “Pretirement ladies” Diana Stirling and Shannon Ward. Dr. Gail Murphy shared her trials and tribulations managing tasks. Natalie Angell-Besseling recounted her path to opening a birthing centre in Uganda. Ratana Stephens of Nature’s Path Foods shared her wisdom, and her daughter Gurdeep Stephens spontaneously sang a few couplets from her grandfather’s song. World Hip Hop Mom Monica Morong got us moving and shaking with her smooth beats.

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Thank you to Jenn Di Spirito Photography for sponsoring our event photos.

Jenn Di Spirito is a contemporary child and family portrait photographer who believes every mama needs a beautiful portrait with her little ones.

“Over the past 5 years, my approach has evolved into an experience that pampers mothers, celebrates their role in the family, helps them go into their photography session feeling confident and beautiful and, of course, gives them beautiful wall art as a result – both of their littles and together as a family.”

Leading Moms 2012 – Lunch and Fashion Show

We were treated to a yummy lunch, sponsored by the McJac’s Roadhouse Grille in White Rock. Luckily, we could relax outside the Planetarium and enjoy an early-October sunny day. We came back to a screening of Mina Shum’s Hip Hop Mom short film and were treated to a peek of Nicole Bridger’s Fall 2012 collection.

 

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Thank you to Jenn Di Spirito Photography for sponsoring our event photos.

Jenn Di Spirito is a contemporary child and family portrait photographer who believes every mama needs a beautiful portrait with her little ones.

“Over the past 5 years, my approach has evolved into an experience that pampers mothers, celebrates their role in the family, helps them go into their photography session feeling confident and beautiful and, of course, gives them beautiful wall art as a result – both of their littles and together as a family.”

Leading Moms 2012 – Afternoon Program

Tracy Theemes kicked off the afternoon with her talk on being good enough – she even performed a spontaneous rap. Dr. Carol Friedrich-Fong dispelled some common myths about biotechnology. Minerva Foundation CEO Fiona Douglas-Crampton closed the day with sage advice on being brave. We closed the day with some prizes and some lucky guests were shuttled home courtesy of Chevrolet.

 

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Thank you to Jenn Di Spirito Photography for sponsoring our event photos.

Jenn Di Spirito is a contemporary child and family portrait photographer who believes every mama needs a beautiful portrait with her little ones.

“Over the past 5 years, my approach has evolved into an experience that pampers mothers, celebrates their role in the family, helps them go into their photography session feeling confident and beautiful and, of course, gives them beautiful wall art as a result – both of their littles and together as a family.”

At Jenn Di Spirito Photography, your session is more than just a way for you to capture a moment in time – it’s a celebration of who you are today.