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Celebrating women over breakfast

By Celina Ip

Brenda McPeak (middle) with her fellow Garrison Petawawa Invictus Games competitors Daniel Graham (right) and Mike Trauner (left). McPeak will be the keynote speaker at the Women's Day Breakfast hosted by Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley on March 8 at The Nook Creperie.

Brenda McPeak (middle) with her fellow Garrison Petawawa Invictus Games competitors Daniel Graham (right) and Mike Trauner (left). McPeak will be the keynote speaker at the Women's Day Breakfast hosted by Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley on March 8 at The Nook Creperie.

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Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley plans to celebrate the past successes and future contributions of local women.

 

Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, CLUOV has organized a special Women’s Day Breakfast that will be taking place at The Nook Creperie from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

The event is open to Ottawa Valley women in business and other female movers and shakers who would like to celebrate their own contributions and the achievements of other women in the community.

“We are taking the time to recognize the importance of women in our community and thank them for all that they’ve done and the positive differences they’ve made in the Upper Ottawa Valley,” said Holly Tennian, CLUOV executive assistant.

While the attendees enjoy a breakfast of fresh crepes, Forward Thinking’s Jennifer Layman will serve as the emcee for the event as Team Canada Invictus Games athlete and Canadian Armed Forces veteran Brenda McPeak will serve as the keynote speaker and share her uplifting and inspirational story.

“We stumbled across Brenda’s story in our local Health Matters magazine (January 2018 issue), which featured Brenda’s inspiring story of her journey to the 2017 Invictus Games, despite her struggles, and how she overcame them,” said Tennian. “When trying to think of a local inspiring and dedicated women, who better tell their story than a soldier who competed in a worldwide competition amongst other soldiers?”

Along with providing a local celebration for International Women’s Day, the event also serves to kick off Community Living Month and CLUOV’s 60th anniversary festivities.

“This is our first Women’s Day Breakfast, which is the kickoff to Community Living Month, which takes place throughout the month of May,” said Tennian. “CLUOV is also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and are looking to promote inclusion throughout the Ottawa Valley and recognize the important contributions of community partners working together. Through this, we have created a hashtag, which you can follow on CLUOV’s Facebook page to see how #wereallin!”

With half of the seats sold out and less than 30 tickets remaining, women are encouraged to secure a spot as soon as possible. Ticket are $15 apiece and can be reserved by contacting Holly Tennian at htennian@cluov.ca or by calling 613-735-0659

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