Girls night out
No topic is off the table at Girls’ Date Out, a series of workshops for girls, moms, daughters, aunts – and even grandmas – taking place Feb. 8 at Lindsay Place High School in Pointe Claire.
“This event for girls aged 12 to 99, promises to be a day you won’t forget,” said Nan Beaton, a member of the board of the Pearson Educational Foundation which, along with the Lester B. Pearson School Board’s Central Parents’ Committee, is hosting the event.
“We wanted to provide girls and women the opportunity to broaden their knowledge with topics that could affect all females sometime during the lives – all while keeping it fun and interactive for all ages,” Beaton added.
There are 15 workshops in all, a lunch-time fashion show, vendor kiosks and more, including keynote speaker Melinda Atkinson, who has been an entrepreneur since the age of 14 when she opened a piano school in the front room of her parents’ house.
“Melinda’s presentation title ‘The Search Within’ will motivate you to live your life with purpose and meaning,” Laura Derry, Chairperson of the Central Parents’ Committee, said adding that Atkinson will share stories about successful women who’ve inspired her and include personal testimony of her own coming of age years as well as key principles to living a happy and inspired life.
The workshops include:
*Welcome to the World of Tattoo and Piercing
* Strong Girls to Wise Women
* What’s Happening to Me?
* Interior Decorating and Display
* Your Life, Your Brand, Your Business
* Welcome to the World of Acting
*Winter Tips for healthy Skin and Hair – Create your own skin and hair products
*Welcome to the World of Fashion
*Communication Skills for Young Women,
*Sommellerie and Wine tasting (must be 18 and up)
* Acne and Adolescence
*Lace Up Your Running Shoes and Get Healthy
Registration for the event is a must. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students. Box lunches will be available for purchase at the event.
Girls’ Date out takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Lindsay Place High School, 111 Broadview in Pointe Claire.
To register, go to www.lbpsb.qc.ca or call 514-422-3000, ext. 3299 for more information.