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Women and Wellness 2011

Women and Wellness is designed to give women a night off while increasing awareness of mental health issues and raising funds to support the work of the Canadian Mental Health Association/PEI Division. Women & Wellness grew out of one family’s loss of a son and brother by suicide and their resulting awareness of how common, yet hidden, mental illnesses continue to be.

The evening included chef-prepared finger foods, compliments of the Claddagh Room, wine, alcohol-free drinks, chocolate and music. It featured two presenters, one touched our hearts with a personal message about mental health; the second lifted our spirits with music.

On the evening of January 29, the Canadian Mental Health Association/PEI Division hosted over 300 women at their third annual Women & Wellness event. Women & Wellness was first held by CMHA in Moncton, N.B., eight years ago and this month, Atlantic Canada hosted a combined total of almost 2,000 women in five locations: Charlottetown, Moncton, Halifax, Bridgewater and Truro.

Women and Wellness 2011 Photos

Presenting Corporate Champion representative (Shoppers Drug Mart), Erin MacKenzie, presents her company’s cheque to WW Planning Committee Chairperson, Joyce Thompson

One of the gorgeous cakes prepared for this year’s Women & Wellness evening
L to R: Julain Molnar, Entertainer; Carol Lesbirel, Keynote Speaker; Chairperson, Joyce Thompson; Shannon Farrell, McInnes Cooper rep (Gold Sponsor); Erin MacKenzie, Shoppers Drug Mart rep; Heidi Lawlor, Scotiabank rep (Gold Sponsor)
Behind the scenes Liam Dolan and staff work on the food preparation
Some of the over 300 women who enjoyed the special evening
Karen Mair, Emcee for the evening
Carol Lesbirel delivers
Julain provided great music
Dawn Paynter kept the games rolling
The 2011 Women & Wellness Planning Committee – very proud of their accomplishment!

The Women & Wellness Planning Committee extends a heartfelt thanks to all participants and to the key sponsors of this year’s event whose collective support and contributions made Women & Wellness 2011 a success!

Presenting Corporate Champion
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors