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Melanie Case is a highly dynamic and positive force with over 14 years’ experience in media as both a TV and radio personality, producer, videographer and has appeared in numerous commercials. Melanie and Leslie Farkas, her husband of over 11 years own and operate Skydive Wasaga Beach, which has expanded its operation to include a Flight School and sightseeing operation out of Edenvale Aerodrome. Hoping to make the world a little better one small change at a time for their two littles. Charity work and community building is incredibly important and have gone as far as starting their own called - a Gift of Hair Because We Care for kids suffering with alopecia and a founding member of Beach Family Alliance in Wasaga Beach.

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Ashley Lougheed is the CEO and founder of Girl Time Inc., a social club for everyday women and women in business. Ashley’s mission is to create a community — a Kula — for women, one where they can collaborate and create life-long friendships, live a healthy and active lifestyle and inspire each other to grow both individually and as a whole. She is a mother of two children, a newly published author, a leader and a learner, with a diverse education including an Honours Degree in Sociology, a Bachelor of Education, a Degree in Interior Design and a Certificate in Event Planning. Ashley believes wholeheartedly that it’s time to connect and celebrate the rise of women as a collective vibration that is fueled with love and compassion, bravery and greatness, empowerment and the readiness to thrive. She saw the needs, the wants and interests of women new and local to our town, and has built a community to service those needs. At the end of the day, she is definitely a woman you want in your corner.

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Sass Dempsey is a senior Yoga Instructor who has taught in Canada since 2005. She spent years studying abroad in India, Nepal and Taiwan and has run retreats both in Canada and internationally. More recently, Sass certified as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She holds undergraduate degrees in supporting fields with Bachelors in Physical and Health Education, Science, and Education. While working on a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Sass’ research led her to study the parallels between Yoga and modern-day Psychology. Sass’ approach is gentle and guided by the needs of each student. In addition to owning and running a Yoga studio for the past 6 years, she has extended her teaching to many community groups including elite athletes, children, youth and seniors. Working in the capacity of a Yoga Therapist has enabled her to refine this individually-focused style even further. Sass has worked with clients with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, post-aneurism, post-surgery (hip/knee), MS, addictions, anxiety, depression, Lyme disease, cancer, low back and neck pain, clients in wheelchairs, athletes experiencing performance anxiety in sport and those training for major competitions. In opposition to the pace of the outside world, Sass’ Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy carve out the time to pacify the mind, awaken the body and breath and re-calibrate. It is from this place of balance, that new perspectives arise and invite us to step, with more ease, back into the day.

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Dr. Alicia Tone, PhD
OvCan Project Manager & Scientific Advisor
Ovarian Cancer Canada

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