Category - Events

What’s Happened

Cake Collective event a memorable one!

Our sincere thanks to everyone involved for making The Cake Collective event a memorable one!  Because of your support people are leaning in to share in the abundance that comes from women supporting women. This level of commitment was best expressed by the two women who recently opened a cake shop on their reservation, and drove 15 hours from Mistissini, Quebec to attend. They came to be inspired, and we were certainly inspired by them!

Thank you to our volunteers Richa Gupta, Siobhan Lacey, MJ Gibbons, Michele Chandler, Chantal Vechambre, Chantal D’Aoust, Cindy Caruso, Sabrina Caligiuri, and Alexandra Fernando for raising the bar once again and creating a postive experience for the guests.

Thank you to Linda Jetty, Eileen Terry, and Manda Nongauza for your generous contributions to the raffle. Everyone loved those 5 minute massages!

Thank you to Colleen Isherwood and Kristen Smith of Canadian Restaurant News for your coverage of the event and for making us feel like Hollywood stars, if only for a moment.

And a sincere thanks to our sponsors The Cake Collective, The Healthy Crunch Company, Holy Canolli Shells & Cream, Cacao Barry Chocolate, Cottonwood Wine-Spirits Agency, Tea And All Its Splendour, Barocco Coffee, Montellier Mineral Water, B-You-Nique Events, Higgins Party Rentals, Step In Marketing Solutions, and Four Star Dairy for leading the way and being superb community role models for entrepreneurs.

You all know how to stir things up!


We Love Our Dumplings

Thanks to Vanessa Yeung, Chef/Owner of Aphrodite Cooks and the host of our last networking event in April, CWIF members shared stories, did some networking and learned more about the art of making dumplings. Traditionally made in homes in northern China, they’ve now spread around the world. They are shaped like crescents or spheres, pan-fried (kuo tieh) or boiled (jiaozi). Dumplings resemble ancient Chinese money, are stuffed with humble ingredients like pork and cabbage, and legend has it that you will find wealth and prosperity based on how many are consumed.  So we ate ALOT of them!

Click here for Vanessa’s recipe