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Donna Andres

Speedy Auto Glass

Speedy Glass is Canada’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company with servicing more than 300,000 satisfied motorists across the nation each year.

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Barb Ashcroft

RBC Life

Barb helps people through Changing Lives with Hope, Health and Humour.

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Ms Tracey Babb Pike

Cranialsacral Therapist, Yoga instructor

Tracey Babb Pike has been a Hatha Yoga Instructor in the Qualicum, Parksville community since 2004. The sooner you see Tracey for a condition, such as a fall, fracture, or car accident, or any unwanted behaviour, such as anxiety or depression,  the sooner you will heal!

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Doreen Bakstad

Pioneer. Trail blazer.  Student.  Teacher.

Walking my walk, I have been interested in well-being since my mid-teens when I began the study of yoga.  This lead to wanting to understood more about my mind, and the mind of others, thus a foray into psychology and spiritual practices.  I left my home in the city, at the ripe young age of 21, 1977, wanting to travel the world. …

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Doreen Bakstad

Awareness. Wellness. Education

Awareness. Wellness. Education. With more than 30 years of study and practical experience in natural health and self-awareness, my mission is to inspire others to be the full greatness of who they really are.

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Pat Barnes


Owner of PurCan Creations

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Robin Bruner

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Jollean K Chantrel

Financial Advisor

At Edward Jones, we believe our business is personal.  We look at your individual needs first so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for University, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have enough income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and  long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads.…

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Jollean Chantrel

Financial Advisor

Sensible Investing in an Uncertain World!


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Bonnie Chomica

Marketing Mentor – Your Marketing BFF!

As your Marketing Mentor, I help you develop stronger marketing skills and build efficient processes, so you can achieve better results. Focus is on making you a better communicator on your website, on social media, and in your email marketing.

We work as a team to:

  • Fine-tune your marketing messages, so they are clear and enticing
  • Improve your visibility, so that people find you and learn to trust you
  • Show off your greatness, so people will want to buy from you

Dealing with one marketing strategy at a time, or intertwining all of them, I teach you best practices and secret tips, provide expert advice and direction, and set you up with a plan for success.…

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Bonnie Chomica

Marketing Done Write


When it comes to Content Marketing, do you feel lonely and discouraged? As a natural teacher, a patient listener, and over 30-years’ experience as a marketer, Bonnie Chomica has evolved as a content marketing mentor to help you become a better marketer.


Ms. Eowyn Christensen


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Joyce Cline


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Elaine De Rooy

Contemporary Belly Dance Performance and Teaching Business

She started Belly Laughs Navel Academy, a professional belly dance performance and teaching business in 2012.

Susan Deering

Commercial Insurance Account Executive

Dawn Deschamps


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Heather Doty

BTB Computer Training

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Diane Dugas

Photographer Owner

About Imagen,

Marketing Management, campaign, media, photography & videography.

Stock Contributor;   Arcangel (book cover agency), Alamy, Getty, Istock, Dreamtimes, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock.

I learned from the best, Brian Swinyard one of the top creative photographers in the UK, Brian was a real inspiration, helping me in defining my vision, understanding how to transfer it into my photography, how to let go, to refine my own style!…

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Terri Duguay

Managing Partner

Terri possesses over 20 years experience as an Organizational Development professional, spanning industries from financial services, retail, not for profit, to professional services. She has had a distinguished career as a keynote speaker and consultant, providing OD consulting and OD Strategies, including, enterprise-wide change initiatives, learning and development strategies and organizational effectiveness initiatives.

Terri has a Master’s degree from York University in Toronto; is a certified Change Management Practitioner; is a certified Professional Coach; attained her CHRP through Rotman School of Business in Toronto and is certified in Adult Training through George Brown College in Toronto.…

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7786794529 Jeanna Carol Duke

Simply Beautiful Spa

At Simply Beautiful Spa I believe that we all need a place to escape where professional service is delivered with the upmost care and cleanliness using result based products.  You will enjoy a caring environment that nurtures the body and focuses on your well being in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by soothing colours and aromas.  With over 20 years of passionate experience to meet all of your beauty care needs.

Margaret Sivakami Evans

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DArcy DArcy Falasconi


I have had an interesting journey and this project was about finding a Niche and how can I make a living and work for myself in the 50 something of life. I had the opportunity to work with the Parksville Career Centre in the Self-employment program with Community Futures.

D’Ars Denim Mission is to supply our local community with premium luxury jeans, no more city shopping for your jeans or paying huge retail prices $50 & $70 some new and some barely worn.…

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Ms M. D’Arcy Falkiner

Registered Nurse

I am the proud owner of the franchise ‘Comfort Keepers’ coming to Oceanside and Nanaimo in February 2018.
Helping our frail elderly live with confidence and dignity for the rest of their lives in the comfort of their own homes.

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Ms Tanya Fulton

Hair Stylist

I am an experienced hair stylist with 23 years experience. I own my own business and I am passionate about hair & take pride in what I do !

I love to travel and enjoy spending time with family & friends ? I love going for walks and being out in nature ! I look forward in meeting with you to discuss your new style !…

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Suzanne Gatrell

The Oswega Hotel

Suzanne Gatrell is General Manager at the beautiful Oswego Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada.

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Janet Gilmour

CEO – BC Bookkeeping and Tax Service & Thirty One Gifts

For the past 20 years, I have been helped clients eliminate their fear of taxation and record keeping.

Working together, my client and I plan strategic ways to grow their business and save on their taxes, whether personal or business.

I am pleased to be part of an amazing group of women supporting each other.



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Lois Grant


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Donna Gratton

Strategist | Owner

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Lara Mailis Lara Gregory

Professional Coach

I am a Professional Coach and Educator, the sole proprietor of Lara Gregory Coaching.

I Coach entrepreneurs to Live Their Brand – lifestyle, health and wellness, integrity, commitments, relationships.

I Coach men and women in Sexuality and Relationships. Relationship to Self, and Personal and Professional Relationships impact everything we create in our worlds.

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Valerie Gunn

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Holly Heppner

Financial Advisor

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Sandy Herle

Sandy Hinter

Stakeholder relations, communications, executive assistant

  • Grew up in BC (including 2 years on the island in Ucluelet as a child).
  • Lived and worked in Alberta and then returned to BC (Castlegar) in 2007.
  • Recently relocated to Parksville.
  • 20+ years of office management, executive administration and corporate communications experience.
  • Most recent position was Stakeholder Relations Advisor for the largest employer in Castlegar; Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill.

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Lisa Holmgren

Lawyer and Notary Public

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Raelle Johnson


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Ms Lisa F Kerwin

Family & Estate Lawyer & Accredited Family Law Mediator

Family Law and Wills & Estates ✰ Case Management ✰ Mediation & Settlement ✰ Negotiation

I lived all of my young adult life in the Yukon. After a time in hotel management, raising three daughters and undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology, I completed law school at the University of Calgary and was called to the Bar in Alberta in early 2007.…

Rina Knoesen

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Susan Kolebaba

I am a middle-aged woman with a wealth (haha) of experience in financial reversals, time-wasting and who has struggled to find joy. I have a background in living life, in business, financial planning, adult education and not-for-profit. I have taken this knowledge, expanded this through self-education and research, to develop a way for people to find more time, money and joy while staying in touch with their values.…

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Marion Logan

Mortgage Broker

Marion is original from Nova Scotia, she moved to Vancouver Island in 1997, to get away from the winter blues. She continued her career in the financial industry here on the west side of Canada.

Marion has volunteered with many social, non-social, communities’ clubs and societies for many years. She commits her time to be involved with the community, to meet new friends and to help others.…

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Benny J Martin


I believe good food deserves to be shared and provide complimentary cooking classes to show people quick, healthy, delicious meals. Epicure is a local company with a commitment to quality ingredients and solutions for people to eat well.

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Sandy McLary

Certified Travel Consultant

Travel by Sandy is a full-service Travel Agency, in business since 2005. Specializing in Solo & Group Travel – My goal is to Create Travel Memories that suit your travel style!

Why work with a Personal Travel Consultant, you ask? Can’t I book it myself on line? I offer outstanding, professional & dedicated personalized customer service to each of my clients at exactly the same price you would find it on-line.…

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Cari McLean


We do books so you can do business!

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Colleen Jane Murray


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Erica Mustard


I work exclusively with small business owners. I help them to define their goals, identify the systems that they wish to use or develop and then we work together to integrate those systems into their business. It’s a hands-on approach to helping business owners transform their businesses and their lives.

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Alana Newton


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Permelia Parham

Practitioner – Emotion Code Healer

Increase energy, expand self-awareness and be empowered to make positive life changes.

Tammy Phye


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Bettina Plendl

Financial Divorce Strategist

Bettina Plendl is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist.

Divorce isn’t easy – but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Bettina’s process allows to save time, money and keeps the conversation open.

Get an expert dealing with your numbers!



Ocean Blue Experience

Ocean Blue Day Spa brings the natural beauty of the oceanside area along with beauty derived from the sea into its tranquil space.The truly amazing properties of algea have been recognized for centuries and their use in skin care products has greatly contributed to creating a healthy lifestyle. our services focus on the rich ingredients of the ocean and reflect our unique west coast surroundings.…

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Tammy Lynn Prince

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Ms. Anita Roy


Corporate career includes National Film Board, Philips Electronics, VIU.
Business experiences includes web site design and import/export.

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Marlis Sawicki

Certified Financial Planner professional

Island Wealth Management is a financial services firm committed to serving people.   In an increasingly complex financial world, people need skilled, independent, and ethical financial advisors to help navigate choices, simplify, and make wise financial decisions. Whether your priority is growth, income, or wealth preservation, Island Wealth Management offers comprehensive advice and service, face-to-face, and tailored to you.…

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Jefferie Scouler

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Vivien Sears

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Margaret Shorter

Margaret Shorter is an artist, painter, photographer and illustrator residing in Parksville, BC.

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Pamela Stover


PD Stover Professional Corporation provides Workers’ Compensation Services to small, mid-sized and large companies in British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island. It offers Claims Management Services for companies looking to outsource their Workers’ Compensation Claims to reduce claim costs and ultimately premiums. It also offers Representation at Appeals and Tribunals (WCAT), as well as Consulting Services.…

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Pamela Stover

Founder/Claim Specialist/Paralegal

Pamela is an Entrepreneur, Licensed Paralegal, Workers’ Compensation Specialist for employers and owner of PD Stover Professional Corporation.

PD Stover Professional Corporation was incorporated in 2017 to assist employers mitigate risk by providing Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Services and Representation at Review Division and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT.)

PD Stover Professional Corporation provides Workers’​ Compensation Services to small, mid-sized and large companies in British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island.…

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Glenda Sweet

Let me help you through your real estate journey with my thoughtful, planned approach and my no-pressure style.

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Mrs Frannie Caroline Thorburn

My passion is writing about our diverse cultures that live here on Mother Earth.

My life’s experiences have taught me that by experiencing different cultures creates an appreciation of life’s cultural diversities.

I’m a believer that through reaching out and sharing our cultural ways with other cultures of the world, we can build new friendships and open new doors of opportunities together.…

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Joyce Tinnion

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Rena Marie Weme Mrs

Owner and founder of BelleFemme Hair salon. Founder of WSS. Business cinsulatant



Owner,Hair Stylist, Artistic eduactor for Redavid Salon products. Business constant. Co founder of W.S.S  a Women’s empowerment movement

3D Pink Flower


One She at a Time

3D Pink Flower


Virtual Classes coming soon

Inspired by someone? Nominate her for our “She of the week.” Help others by sharing your story.

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Debbie Wilder

Independent Consultant

No matter your age, gender, skin tone or nationality, R+F products will help you to achieve healthy, radiant and younger-looking skin. As an R+F Consultant, I love that I am able to help people live better in their skin and become more empowered in their lives. When my Customers ask me how they can achieve clear, radiant skin, I tell them that the R+F secret to great-looking skin is their Multi-Med Therapy®.…

Jean Young


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