Ask any woman to define a modern woman, & the variety of responses would encompass a huge range of viewpoints & life experiences. Being a woman looks so many different ways for all of us! In honour of that amazing diversity, we bring you the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show with a fantastic range of entertainment, education & services as diverse as our attendees.
The Edmonton Woman's Show is a bi-annual event that takes place each Spring and Fall at the Edmonton EXPO centre. Tailored specifically to the needs and interests that are unique to women, our niche consumer based trade show is an opportunity to find fun, inspiration, and entertainment under one roof.
Whether the focus in your life is your health, your career, your kids, how to rock your retirement, or all of the above, we've got something for you! We've got a great line-up this Spring, covering health, life balance, beauty, design, fashion, and more!
Details on features will be released as they become available, so check back often. Below are some of the fun features you will find this Spring:
We're really excited to host some 'home town' heroes at the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show!
In Summer of 2013, CTV announced the competitors for the long anticipated Amazing Race Canada. Edmontonians immediately jumped on board to support the Mitic Brothers-Cory, a fellow Edmonton resident, and his brother Jody, a recently retired sniper in the Canadian Military.
In addition to rooting for a local E-town boy, there was also incredible support for Jody who was competing in the extremely physical Race with two prosthetic legs due to a land mine incident while on patrol with the 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan. Fans across the country watched at the edge of their seats as each week the brothers along with teams of friends, couples, and families from cities and towns we all well know, crisscrossed our diverse and beautiful country, vying for title of winner. The Mitic brothers fought hard right up until the end, finishing as runners up and second place overall.
Jody now dedicates much of his time to motivational speaking, and we can't tell you how excited we are to have both brothers speak at the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show! We can't wait to experience the Amazing Race through their eyes-the laughs, the challenges, and of course all of the juicy behind the scenes events.Both are going to speak candidly about the effects and recovery from such a serious injury, and how it further built their friendship & strengthened their bond as brothers.
Join us and find inspiration from their journey & determination to grow and succeed despite adversity.
Do you "heart" cheese?? Well, so do we! We are excited to welcome Dairy Farmers of Canada who will be hosting complimentary cheese seminars.
Discover, taste and learn about the many varieties of delicious Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk. Soft, semi-soft, washed rind, firm, and hard cheeses - what's the difference? Stop by to sample and see for yourself!
We're thrilled to have Dairy Farmers of Canada's cheese experts on hand to introduce our guests of the Spring 2014 Woman's Show to new local cheeses, tastings, pairings and more! We can't wait! Make sure you plan to be there ahead of time, as spots for this complimentary seminar are sure to fill up fast.
It's giveaway time, ladies!
Just in case you had any ideas about sleeping in this weekend, we decided to spice things up to WAKE you up for the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show!
On both Saturday AND Sunday, we will be handing out envelopes to each of the first 100 attendees. Random envelopes will be filled with prizes each morning-we're talking complete luck of the draw-including one envelope on each day filled with $250 CASH! That means one of your early risers each morning will walk away with $250! Woman's Show shopping spree, anyone?!
So buck any Daylight Savings Time sleep-in urges! We'll see you bright and early at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The early bird gets the worm!
Visit Value Village for some design inspiration! Value Village is a fantastic local resource for pre-loved fashion and furniture. They are the ultimate upscale recycling depot - where else can you can freshen up your wardrobe AND interior at the same time as letting go items from the past - and for a total bargain? Gear up for your own Spring Clean by visiting their display complete with upcycling ingenuity at the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show.
Stop by the Kitchen Stage for some Spring recipe inspiration - and to snack on samples! Catch Epicure Selections spicing things up with their fantastic fajitas! Saturday at 2:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm.
U Weight Loss Clinic will be sharing some delicious recipes to support you in achieving your summer bikini body! See them at 12:00pm on Saturday.
Chef Steve Brochu from the Riverhouse Restaurant in St. Albert will be sharing some of their fine dining secrets for serving mouthwatering, delectable local food. They will be featuring the "sous-vide" method for preparing meat and game - an immersion technique using a water bath at a precise temperature for perfectly prepared meat. It was featured in this month's Avenue Magazine. Move over, barbequing, there's a new game in town!
Join master hypnotist Joe Francis as he transforms average audience members into stars during his mesmerizing performance. He's been at it for 14 years now, and has performed all over Canada, the USA and Mexico. Tying together the elements of comedy and fun, this proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces will have you rolling with laughter! Once he begins, there is no limit to the crazy things you might see on stage!
Is it time to treat your tresses, pamper your pony tail, and love your locks? We're excited to present Eufora Experience by Kinetic Salon.
Let the hair experts at Kinetic Salon take you on a hair adventure with Eufora products. Relax as you indulge in scalp massage bliss, feel the excitement as one of their specialists comes up with a customized plan for your head of hair, and feel incredible as you rock your new cut or style! The Eufora Experience offers everything to make you look chic and fabulous. Come treat yourself and leave feeling rejuvenated and gorgeous thanks to the staff at Kinetic Salon.
This will be by appointment only so please make sure to come early and get yourself booked in!
STAGE SHOWS: And if having the Eufora Experience at the Show wasn't enough, Kinetic Salon is also bringing you Hair Shows up on stage! We're really looking forward to seeing what's in store for spring hair trends! The professionals from the Salon will be featuring fun and fresh short hair styles and cuts, long hair styles, textured styles, and of course what would spring be without a little colour??! They will be showcasing colour ideas for spring/summer including fun and playful colour placements using Pantone's Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid. Want to find out how to rock Radiant Orchid? Be sure you're at the Main Stage for their Hair Show each day!
Swing your partner do-si-do! Join the Edmonton & District Square Dancing Association as they cut up the show floor with their moves! This is your opportunity to not only watch their amazing members in colourful dances, but to also give it a try. They will be on site doing mini tutorials for show-goers. So if you've ever wanted to give square dancing a try, or are just open to have a little adventure, be sure to find them and partake!
We have a great team of Estheticians to pamper you at the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show! On Saturday, Epic Nails & Spa will be working their artistic magic. They will be doing full sets of gel and acrylic nails by appointment. Stop by and jazz up your fingertips with some gorgeous nail art! Mary and her staff are offering our show-goers manicures, pedicures, hand and foot massages, AND waxing and tinting! On Sunday, we have Halina and her team from Azia Spa & Nail Salon in Sherwood Park to beautify your nails with their natural gel and acrylic techniques. Stop by when you arrive to the Show to book an appointment to secure a spot!
"Believe in yourself, treat yourself well and anything is possible. The sky's the limit" - Harriet Tinka
Building self-esteem is a lifelong journey. We've all experienced low self-esteem at one point or another in our lives, however, if you are always feeling bad about yourself, you may stop believing in yourself and find it difficult to ever achieve your dreams and meet your goals.
We're very pleased to present Harriet Tinka, Life Coach and motivational speaker, who will be sharing tools on how to feel more "esteemed"! She will walk us through identifying things that may be contributing to low self-esteem, and tools for building it up such as focusing on gratitude, shifting our focus, and building a plan of positive self-action!
As a long time and proud supporter of the Lurana Shelter Society, the Edmonton Woman's Show is thrilled to raise funds and awareness for their good cause.
The Lurana Shelter Society, a foundation that provides women and children fleeing domestic violence with a first-stage emergency shelter. The Shelter offers a safe, confidential location, immediate crisis intervention, food, clothing, transportation, and child support, and has been operating since 1993. As about 80% of domestic violence situations go unreported, the reality is that these services are very needed.
If you are a company who would like to donate a prize for fundraising efforts, please contact us at 780-490-0215.
We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ronna Jevne at the Fall Show, and wow were her presentations powerful! We had many conversations with people afterwards comparing notes on what got our minds going, and what gave us goose-bumps!
Back this spring, join Dr. Ronna Jevne, the author of numerous books including Tea for the Inner Me, as she talks about "Staying Sane in an Insane World." In a lighthearted but meaningful way she will invite us to notice and influence what she calls "the insanity" of our lives. Join Ronna for a session of invaluable tips to finding your pause button and taking charge of the insanity in your life. Leave feeling you truly can "quiet your mind". Enhance your toolkit for managing your journey through our present day fast-paced lifestyle.
Dr. Ronna Jevne is passionate about healthier emotional lives for all. She holds graduate degrees in philosophy, theology and psychology. Dr. Jevne's career has spanned decades as a teacher, psychologist, professor, inspirational speaker and author. Her new INNER ME workshop series is an example of her refreshing, creative and visionary approaches to mental health.
Happiness expert Elizabeth Manuel says there are some simple ways to adopt an "attitude of gratitude" and become a happier person. "When we're happy we have more to give to others and it dramatically increases the well-being in the world," says Manuel, a life and relationship coach. Research has shown we're born with a "happiness set point" that can be increased by adopting new attitudes and behaviours.
More happiness? Sign us up, please! Join Elizabeth as she shares some five fun and proven ways to increase your happy factor on the Main Stage on both Saturday & Sunday.
Elizabeth Manuel is an author, public speaker and happiness expert. With every increasing life demands, high stress and a fast paced culture, she sees the need for happiness education for individuals and organizations more today than ever in history. She uses life affirming tools and positive psychology principles and techniques to tangibly improve your life! She is the author of two books and three audio programs, a regular guest on Breakfast Television and Global TV and she inspires and challenges people to live a meaningful, passionate and yes, even Happy life!
Take a breather from walking the showfloor! For those of you who are 18+, join us for a glass of wine in the Wine Lounge. This is the perfect opportunity for you to relax and reconnect with your girlfriends - a glass of wine in hand, great company, and giggles! Cheers!
We are thrilled to have Western Living Magazine as the sponsor of our Main Stage. In conjunction with Christopher Clayton Furniture and Design House, they will be bringing a touch of elegance to the Stage and surrounding area with beautiful decor. Be sure to keep your eyes open for their finishing touches and beautiful furniture pieces.
Western Living is the only magazine showcasing Western Canada's most stunning homes, inviting readers to stretch their imaginations about living in the West. They share what intrigues, surprises and thrills them about people, places, homes, gardens, food and adventure, from Victoria to Winnipeg and everywhere in-between. You exclusive guide to the best of the west, each issue brings home and decor ideas and trends, inspired home and entertaining tips, recipes from Canadian chef's, wine pairings, top travel destinations and more.
The lovely and talented twin sisters Kat Brandon and Maria Orydzuk will once again take to the stage as our emcees at the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show! They will keep you up to date and informed on all the going ons around the Show. Catch them at the Main Stage and be sure to say hi when you see them around the Show!
Parenthetical verbose storyteller, television personality, and pageant winner, Kat Brandon is the right-brained twinsie, younger by 8 minutes, and has done it all! From cooking in the kitchen with Martin Yan, to talking literature with Margaret Atwood, emceeing Western Canada Fashion Week to auctioning off bachelors at our very own Edmonton Woman's Show, she's fond of saying she was born with a microphone hand. For Kat, A.K.A. Miss Kitty Sparkles, there's no dream too big under her rhinestone tiara. Kat's greatest accomplishments are her sons, 16 year-old son Levi-Starr and 5-month old Opry-Starr.
Maria Orydzuk has worked in the television industry for 22 years, and says the quote, "talent is a gift you are born with, and skill is how you take care of that gift," sums up her career perfectly! She got her start at The Other Agency Casting, working with Casting Director Bette Chadwick. Maria then branched off to embrace the duo role of freelance Casting Director and a Commercial Television Producer. Her love for showbiz shines through whether she is emceeing, talent wrangling at an awards show or promoting a charity through her current television position. She is most proud of being a Medal Bearer for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.
A huge thank-you to all our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters for making this year's Fall Show such a memorable experience!
We hope to see you all again, as well as many new faces, at the next
2014 Spring Edmonton Woman's Show
April 5th & 6th, 2014
Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall B
Details on the Spring Edmonton Woman's Show will be released as they become available, so check back often! Before spring comes, we want to relive the most fabulous moments of the Show as we share them with you. Sit back and enjoy!
*All promotions subject to change without notice.