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Remarkable women.
Courageous stories.

Three years ago, our sister organization, YWCA Cambridge turned up the volume on women’s voices. They brought together a group of women from different backgrounds to share stories about their successes, their challenges and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Stories of tenacity and grit.

They called it She Talks.

Now, for the very first time, YWCA Muskoka is thrilled and honoured to present She Talks Muskoka.

Friday, September 13
Algonquin Theatre - 37 Main St. E, Huntsville ON, P1H 1A1
Doors open at 6:45, show begins at 7:30pm

Our storytellers.

On September 13, 2019 at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, remarkable and accomplished women will take the stage and tell their stories. Funny stories. Poignant stories. Heartbreaking stories. Stories that open hearts and minds. Stories to carry with you for years to come.

Karen Collacutt: Personal wealth expert and CEO of ProsperologyU™, Karen has worked for over 15 years with smart, successful people who feel dumb about money. Karen has coached hundreds of clients to understand and transform their psychology around money and has been featured in Money Sense Magazine, Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, Elle Canada and the Toronto Star.

Leah den Bok: 19-year-old photography student at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON, Leah is releasing her third book, Nowhere to Call Home - Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, Vol. 3 this year. Leah has been mentored by National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore, since the age of 13 and is heralded as "mega talent" and an "emerging superstar" by photography veterans and her peers.

Sarain Fox: Of Anishinaabe lineage, Sarain is a dancer, choreographer, activist and television host. Sarain combines these various mediums to amplify the voices of her people in hopes of creating meaningful dialogue between her indigenous community and settler communities.

Janelle Hinds: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion advocate and consultant with an engineering background in STEM. Janelle is the founder of HackItMac (now known as Phase One) and organizer of deltaHacks, a student-run hackathon focused on enabling positive social change. Janelle is also the founder of Helping Hands, a platform to help youth volunteer and get civically engaged while building skills for their future careers.

ShoShona Kish: Founder of Digging Roots, the JUNO winning six-piece Indigenous band from Toronto, ShoShona has been recognized for her work internationally with the prestigious "Professional Excellence Award" from the WOMEX organization for her role in the ongoing revolution of upheaving indigenous communities and their culture - using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect.

Kathleen May: Kathleen is a crisis counsellor at a women's shelter, a columnist for the Doppler Online, and the recipient of the 2018 Women of Distinction award at YWCA Muskoka and the 2018 Best Author award at the Muskoka Novel Marathon. Kathleen finds joy in nature as a solo hiker and in writing, weaving stories of complex female characters in worlds both real and imaginary. Currently, Kathleen is working on a sustainable women's land co-operative project in Muskoka.

Amy Sky: Amy is an award-winning singer/songwriter, with 12 solo CDs to her credit. A multi-talented artist, Amy has written for dozens of other stars such as Anne Murray, Reba McEntire, Diana Ross, Heart and Roch Voisine. Amy is a passionate mental health advocate and was honored with the CAMH Courage to Come Back award in 2006 and the MDAO Hero/Inspiration Award in 2009. Amy has been growing a health and wellness network with Arbonne and is one of the company's top-ranked consultants, globally. Amy will be performing two of her hit songs at She Talks Muskoka.

About the Event.

In addition to a powerful and inspiring night out at the beautiful Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, She Talks Muskoka is a fundraising event to support YWCA Muskoka’s work with women and girls. Our vision to ensure all women and girls in Muskoka are thriving.

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville

  • Doors open at 6:45pm

  • Light refreshments and appetizers will be served during intermission. 

Turn up the volume on women’s voices.

Show our community that your business is committed to helping women and girls in Muskoka thrive.

She Talks Muskoka is a fundraising event in support of YWCA Muskoka’s mission to champion positive change for women and girls. Our community-based programs and services grow future leaders, promote education and advocate on behalf of women and girls Muskoka.

We invite you to be a part of this inspiring night; we invite you to help turn up the volume on women’s voices.

Because our stories change lives.

She Talks Sponsorship Opportunities.

She Talks Muskoka Sponsor Package She Talks Muskoka Sponsor Package (185 KB)

For more information on sponsorships, contact:
Laura Sundy, Community Relations Coordinator

Buy Tickets.

She Talks Muskoka is on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville.

Show begins promptly at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)
Tickets are $40 for adults | $25 for those 25 and under
(note that the content of this event is geared toward an adult audience)

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