Ignite Conference migrates from Castlegar to Nelson

Rebecca Voros
By Rebecca Voros
February 27th, 2020

The second annual Ignite Kootenay Women’s Conference is coming to Nelson!  It will be held at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, Mar 15. Last year’s conference in Castlegar was such a huge success, we wanted to share the experience with other communities.  

The purpose of Ignite is to bring women from all over the Kootenays together for a day of celebration, connection, empowerment, and change-making.  In a world of social media and online relationships, gathering together in person is needed now more than ever. Incredible speakers, delicious food, energizing music, and fun prizes all combine to make this an unforgettable day. 

The theme for this year’s conference is Unapologetically You .  What does this mean, exactly?  Being Unapologetically You is living life on your own terms.  It means YOU decide what happiness looks like for you. What being healthy looks like for you.  Owning your story and standing in your power. A phenomenal lineup of speakers will not only share what this theme has meant in their own lives, but they will provide tangible, tactical tips and strategies on how you can become Unapologetically You in your own life.  

Creating an event of this magnitude requires collaboration and cooperation from a variety of facets, and support from community leaders is essential.  Businesses and organizations from all over the Kootenays have generously donated products and services that will be given away as prizes. Columbia Basin Trust has provided funds to sponsor women who don’t have the financial means to attend on their own.   Kootenay Bakery has come on board to cater the afternoon snack. The support and encouragement for Ignite has been truly incredible.

Sharing the love and abundance that comes to us is an important part of the Ignite philosophy.  Proceeds from the conference will go toward a scholarship for a local Kootenays high school student, and to Nelson’s Aimee Beaulieu Transition House.  

Ignite absolutely creates impact and changes lives.  It inspires women to recognize their own power and worth, while at the same time create a community of inclusion and friendship.  It provides women with the tools and support needed to live their best lives. Having strong, empowered women in a community only makes it stronger, and an event like this will have a huge positive impact on this entire area.  

Tickets to this life-changing event are $75, and can be purchased through the website or Facebook page.  No women should miss out on attending because of financial reasons, so subsidized tickets are available. Email ignitekootenaywomen@gmail.com for subsidy information.

For all the up-to-date information, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, please visit our website at https://www.ignitewomensconference.com/.  You can also check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ignitekootenaywomen/

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