Sandy Salazar, Super Star Scentsy Consultant

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase at our Barrie Chapter this wonderful female entrepreneur, Sandy Salazar.

Sandy shares:

“My name is Sandy Salazar and I grew up in Oakville, Ontario. I moved up to Barrie in January 2006. I met my husband in 2007 and got married in 2008. I worked in a few select retail stores, and always had passion for whatever I was selling. When I was pregnant with my second child I wanted to do something from home as I would be there with two little ones. I knew that I would end up with a direct sales company, I just didn’t know which one.

I checked out many of them but finally decided that Scentsy was the right fit for me!

I have enjoyed using Scentsy products since 2012, so I knew I could succeed with this company.

I jumped in with both feet in July 2015, eight months pregnant, almost three year old at home with me, but ready to finally feel like I was in a business frame of mind again. It did start off slow, like any small business it had growing pains because I was new to this “working for myself” deal. I hosted home parties with my new born in a carrier. I had my first recruit in January 2016.

I started booking events by February 2016 and also had my second recruit! By this time I was starting to really understand that I was meant to be a team leader! I love it!! Fast forward to December 2017, I am a Super Star Consultant with a team of 14, and growing. It makes me so happy to see my team successful, and following their dreams. They inspire me, and I learn so much from them!

If you would like to learn more about the opportunity with Scentsy, please get in touch with me! I will travel, will face-time, Facebook messenger, phone call, text messages, or email! What ever you prefer! I am always looking for self motivated people who love to chat, and who love Scentsy to join a family oriented business that is like no other!

Sandy Salazar
Super Star Independant Scentsy Consultant

Lorree Appleby, Radical Forgiveness Workshop

Lorree Appleby has over 20 years of client care experience in corporate, small business and consulting.

In 2013, after enduring years of stress, burn out and realizing her co-dependent relationships were sucking the life out of her, Lorree took responsibility for her life and a risk by exploring the world of entrepreneurship. After years of extensive researching, training and massive personal growth, Lorree has forgiven herself and others in her life, re-claimed her power and found her true calling, educating and guiding others to step outside of their comfort zone and do the same.

Lorree’s pursuit to live her life fully and authentically led her to acknowledging her natural healing gifts and to Radical Forgiveness. Personally trained by Colin Tipping, Founder and Director of the Institute for Radical Forgiveness, Inc., and certified as a Radical Living Master Coach, Lorree is also a Certified Assertiveness Coach and Empath. Her purpose in business and life is to have fun exploring and pursuing her passions and helping others to open their hearts to do the same with forgiveness being the first step.

Workshop Details – JANAURY 22 – REGISTER TODAY HERE:

Do you struggle with anger, resentment or bitterness trying to escape the feelings but they keep coming up again and again?

Do you have negative self-talk, feelings of self-doubt, and guilt when you do something for yourself?

Are you feeling stuck in troubled relationships you can’t seem to improve?

Do you self-sabotage your efforts feeling something is holding you back but you’re not sure what that is?

So many of us live this way most of our lives and as much as we try to improve our circumstances we stay stuck, going back to the same old patterns because it’s all we know.

Attending The ‘Magic’ of Radical Forgiveness Workshop will help you to have better relationships, resolve limiting beliefs and you can finally release those feelings of anger, resentment and bitterness because your pain will be lifted. You will start to love yourself, to let go of negative self-talk, guilt and self-doubt.

Forgive everyone in your life, including yourself, without having to dredge up your past and tell your story, all in a safe environment. It’s that easy!

Anyone can do it, it’s instantaneous, permanent and you don’t need to know who you are forgiving for it to work!

If you think this may be for you read more and register HERE.

If you have questions please contact Lorree Appleby at


Sunday January 22, 2016 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto East

2035 Kennedy Road (at 401) Easily accessible by car or TTC.

Denise Keown, a Living Benefits Specialist

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WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women – Barrie Chapter was elated to feature as Featured Business the most amazing female entrepreneur, a woman that rose above circumstance finding her success through helping others.

Denise Keown, a Living Benefits Specialist with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. As an Elder Planning Counsellor, EPC she believes in empowering family care leaders with a plan that will provide financial solutions to support life transitions.

She is the proud mother of two young boys. Both the children were diagnosed with Autism and that became a turning point where she had to learn more about the needs of the children and the resources that they require for their lifetime. As a family care leader, mother, daughter and sister she understands the needs for resources for your family healthcare.

When life brings a turning point you want to continue to live with dignity and respect in a time of change.

People generally don’t plan for chronic illness or any disability, as they tend not to plan for any change that is unexpected. We have a generation now that is now faced with many health challenges and need for care so the Family Care Leader is more important than ever.

The compassion, the skill, the wisdom they require in order to facilitate all the roles of this position is vital. It requires direct care, leadership and management which you may be involved in all of them by choice or by direction of power of attorney for personal care.

denises Logo-300x300She provides a holistic approach to a comprehensive living plan, it will help you understand what you want as a family caregiver and how you define, Qualify of Life in order to provide Peace of Mind.

She is the recent author of an E-Book called: Life Planning for Family Healthcare.

This unique exclusive proprietary solution will provide the right financial resources for the family in a time of unexpected change.

For more information and appointment, contact her at:


Telephone: 1-705-790-8060

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Yolanda Gallo – Community Wholeness Centre

yolanda head shotBARRIE CHAPTER: WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women was elated to showcase Yolanda Gallo as our FEATURED BUSINESS on April 27th in Barrie, Ontario. This woman shared an amazing journey that guided her into a wonderful life building community and helping others – a true gem!

Community Wholeness Centre (CWC) is a Conference and Business Centre (Facility & Office Rentals) provides a meeting space with free parking located in the heart of Barrie, Ontario. From 100 square feet to 12, 000 square feet CWC can provide affordable office, meeting rooms, event room with an art gallery , conference and trade show space.

We are the largest facility centre located in the downtown core and one block away from Barrie’s magnificent waterfront and iconic Spirit Catcher.

CWC’s social enterprise model allows for all revenues generated from facility rentals to be reinvested in our community to sustain Barrie`s first Volunteer Centre.


Foster positive changes through a Volunteer Centre. Support organizations by utilizing all forms of Art and Culture to create much needed community programs.

Local volunteers, individuals, organizations and businesses have a community hub to connect in a meaningful and impactful manner.

Our aim is to provide support to all Not For Profit Organizations with registering, screening, training and matching volunteers with skills required so the Volunteers can jump right into screening and orientation at their charity or NFP organization of choice. Our venue is intended to provide a turn key solution for volunteer, awareness, recognition and fundraising needs.

Since its inception CWC has been successful in engaging several community businesses with donations of up to approximately $50,000 in materials, supplies and services. We have also coincidently been a volunteer run centre since January 2014 exceeding of 42,000 volunteer hours.

CWC reinvests in our Community, all revenue generated from our facility rental space including our offices sustains our Volunteer Centre.

Giving Back has never been made easier – Book your Event or Meeting Today.

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CWC Barrie is home to Frank Nelson’s Community Give & Get, Sahaja Yoga, Tai Chi, Karate, Ultimate Family Chiropractic, The Good Food Box, Body Talk, Madame Butterfly’s Reiki & Readings, and much more!

We offer affordable private offices, practitioner rooms, lecture rooms and a full gymnasium for rent on hourly, weekly and monthly options. Facility RENTALS

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CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS: or call 705-733-5683

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Yolanda Gallo – Contact: or call 705.733.5683

Peter Sundborg, Exec. Director, Barrie Food Bank

Peter Sundborg, executive director of the Barrie Food Bank is gearing up for the Chrismas Holiday Food Drive which he hopes will amount to 150,000 Lbs of food donations.  Mark Wanzel The Barrie Examiner QMI

Peter Sundborg, executive director of the Barrie Food Bank is gearing up for the Chrismas Holiday Food Drive which he hopes will amount to 150,000 Lbs of food donations.
Mark Wanzel The Barrie Examiner QMI

Peter Sundborg

Executive Director

Barrie Food Bank

Peter Sundborg was appointed Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank in June of 2011. Since taking on this new challenge, the food bank has moved to a new larger 10,000 sq ft facility, has introduced new branding, launched a new website, engaged in social media and through the amazing support of the community, churches, schools, businesses and service organizations has doubled food donations over the past 5 years. While serving close to 32,000 people in this past year Peter is grateful to have surrounded himself with a strong board, an amazing staff and several hundred very hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Peter is very committed to working towards a “Community Where no One is Hungry”.

The Barrie Food Bank began in 1984 as an amalgamation of church based services. The desire was to consolidate efforts in a central location for assisting those individuals and families in need.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Barrie Food Bank to provide temporary food relief to individuals and families of our community who are in need, and to serve as a resource to guide them along the road to self sufficiency.

Our Vision

A Community Where No One is Hungry.

Our Values

Independence and self sufficiency
Service excellence

Address: 42 Anne St S, Barrie, ON L4N 2C9
Phone:(705) 725-1818

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Mary Rice, Barrie City Host

me headshotHello.  My name is Mary Rice. 

I was born and raised in Toronto and am a graduate of Trent University.  I first moved to Barrie in 2001, but returned to Toronto after a difficult separation.  Gratefully, I have recovered and have since returned to Barrie.  I am an independent mother of an amazing young boy who is forever keeping me on my toes and who is forever supporting me in my endeavor.

My mission and passion is to help women create happy healthy wealthy lives.  I accomplish this in a variety of ways.

For starters, I am the co-founder of WeWednesdays Women Empowering Women networking organization, serving the Greater Toronto Area as the Barrie City Host; and I consider myself a collaborator and connector.

In 2010, I started my journey of “greener living” when I was introduced to Arbonne ( and have since been moving towards a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family.  I am also a believer in protecting oneself inside and out and believe we all need legal protection for ourselves, families and businesses so I have since become a member and associate of LEGALSHIELD (

I recently was introduced to JAVITA COFFEE COMPANY and am amazed on the health benefits and results that I have seen within my team.  JAVITA is a coffee company that offers a variety of coffee, tea and cold beverage crystals that provide optimum health.

We are changing lives, one cup at a time.

javita coffee co - CopyWho we are:  JAVITA is a company committed to enhancing the lives of millions of people by bringing together two great industries—coffee and direct selling. We are developing innovative, great-tasting coffee blends and combining them with a lucrative business model for entrepreneurs looking for financial success to help “evolutionize” the coffee industry.  We’re creating a unique line of 100% natural, instant gourmet coffees infused with herbs and other beneficial ingredients. Every great-tasting cup will not only give you what you already expect from coffee, but also provide the benefits from the natural herbs.”

JAVITA offers a great tasting Herbal Cleanse Tea to gently flush your digestive system, Lean + Green Tea for weight management, a Burn + Controlcoffee for weight loss and appetite control.  We offer an Energy + Mind coffee and FocusFusion Cocoa to give you extra energy, alertness and mental clarity.  We also offer a variety of ActiveBlendz products, which are light, refreshing and flavourful to help control you appetite, defend your overall health and improve mental clarity.

Along with a great product, there is also an amazing business opportunity with this company, especially in Simcoe Region and northward.  Contact me today to arrange a tasting or for more information on Javita’s products and how you can become an independent distributor and leader in your community.

Wishing you happiness, health and prosperity

Mary Rice


Watch here:

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Bob Minhas, Business Marketing Consultant

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women enjoyed a great night, celebrating “Supporting Men’s Health” month, Mr. Bob Minhas in Barrie, ON. Sharing on many Business Development tips, a great night was enjoyed by all.

bobminhasThe GBBEC encourages and supports entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and most of Simcoe County, by being a one-stop source for all your small business needs. GBBEC is supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario.

Our team can help you make the right decisions during your business start-up and assist you in developing your business as it grows.

Services are free and include:

  • Business feasibility and guidance
  • Reliable information including one-on-one business plan consultation
  • Advice on permits, licenses and regulatory requirements
  • Coaching for a range of business challenges, managing cash flow and accounting, hiring and managing staff, marketing, social media, and more
  • Training and networking opportunities
  • Referrals to other business support services, including business incubators, government programs and shared workspaces.

GBBEC Small Business Consultant – Bob Minhas


‘Bob offers in market business advisory services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Simcoe County that GBBEC services. He will consult on a variety of topics related to starting and operating a business, and includes regulatory, operational, and marketing planning.’

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Professional Public Speaker & Business Marketing Consultant – Canada

President of AlphaStarr Technical Solutions, Bob Minhas, has worked within technology in one form or another for 14 years. Bob has spent time developing his craft working with major telcom providers in Voice, Data and Broadcast.

“I started AlphaStarr in response to a gap I’d noticed within the industry between telecom products and service and satisfactory customer results” says Bob. “Over the years, I’ve watched major Telecom providers continue to span their reach with acquisitions and new products based on the backbone of each of their core networks. Eventually, as more and more people I met felt increasingly helpless dealing with these companies, I made it my mission to empower anyone and everyone with the knowledge of how to deal with Big Telecom, or how to find suitable alternatives.”

“I’m starting a Revolution in Telecom … working to give the power back to the people”

Bob does this by offering seminars on various Technology in Business driven topics as:

1] How to Buy Technology
2] What you MUST have when you Start your Business
3] Start your own Blog/Website
4] Social Media – The New Networking

Local HGTV Experts have even sought out Bob’s expertise on technology including Holmes on Homes, The Designer Guys, Baeumler Quality Construction (as seen on DIY Disaster) and Income Properties.



June Harrow and Shelly Skinner, The Event Divas!

October Mystery Speakers in Barrie were June Harrow and Shelly Skinner.

The Event Divas


A little about your “Event Divas

June Harrow and Shelly Skinner have been friends for many years and have work together in their own separate direct selling business. Over the years the two have come together to plan and create many events and retreats for their customers and teams.

Seeing a lack of events in the local area they have officially come together to help others hold successful events and the birth of “The Event Divas”.

A Little bit about us:

June Harrow

FullSizeRenderGraduated on the dean’s list from Computer Programming and System Analyst.

She set out on a career of Project Manager for large industries for many years.

After becoming a mom she quickly realized there had to be a way to be a mom and have a career at the same time.

She moved on to her own Direct Selling business where she created from the ground up a team of women that sell a Million Dollars of sales each year.

With 20+ years of experiences, she mentors, trains, speaks, and leads these women to success.

Shelly Skinner

Shelly Bio PicShelly comes with a lot of experience on the fundraiser side. She was the Coordinator for the Concordia University HIV/AIDS Public Lecture Series and the Vice-President of Special Events and later voted President of Queer Concordia.

Shelly has had her hand in organizing many city festivals and large trade shows, she also has a public speaking background in relationship therapy. Shelly is a Mom of two children and has a passion for women supporting women and giving back to the community.

Whether you’re planning a Fundraiser, corporate event, business meeting, trade show, training, let “The Event Divas” transform your event into reality.

Contact: (705) 500-4944

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Shelly, The Pleasure Diva! in Barrie, June 24

shelly pleasure divaShelly, The Pleasure Diva studied Sexuality studies, Human Relations at Concordia University. Deepen your understanding of the role of human sexuality in society and behaviour by exploring the nature and meaning of sexuality theoretically, creatively and in the context of practical community work. Develop the ability to recognize the ways in which sexuality is manifest in, and affects, culture, social organization and identity.

Areas of specialization include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, transsexual, queer, and heterosexual studies.

You’ll draw on many disciplines including literature, religion, cinema, art history, feminist studies, fine arts, queer theory and cultural studies.

‘I believe that everyone can have the sex life they always wanted!’

Communication is the key and knowledge is the foundation of having just what you desire for a healthy relationship with yourself and your partner.

My career started with an education in sexuality and human relations at Concordia University in Montreal, and with every student a deep desire to afford rent and meals. This lea to a career with Passion Parties. A company developed by women for women. Having now traveled, through Passion Parties, across North America meeting, speaking and guiding women from 18-80 on self image, body awareness, and sexual pleasure, I knows want women are craving and missing in their romantic and sexual lives.

I believe that she can change the world, one orgasm at a time!

Bringing Passion to Life — our purpose, our passion.

passionate-couplePassion Parties’ business opportunity, our in-home parties and most importantly, our products are designed with one very important goal in mind — to bring passion to life. After more than twenty years of helping couples find new ways to spice up their relationships, our Passion Consultants are very proud of what we have accomplished. Bringing passion to life is more than our purpose, it is our passion and guiding concept for everything we do.

Passionate Monogamy – our driving philosophy.

If you’re married or in a relationship, you know that over time you and your partner grow closer in many ways but passion sometimes takes a back seat to the daily pressures of work and family life. Does that mean that you are any less in love? Absolutely not, but your intimate life can fall into a routine. We have all heard at least one joke about sex between married couples losing some of its fun.

Passionate Monogamy

We believe that anyone in a committed, loving relationship can benefit from Passion Parties’ products. Our line of love potions, sensual accessories and adult toys open lines of communication and add an exciting new dimension of pleasure and fun. Simply talking about sex and trying something new often leads to a renewed passion that is both fulfilling and re-energizes your sex life. If you’ve ever thought that passionate monogamy might be an oxymoron, then let us show you how to reconnect with your sexy side.

Passion Parties products aren’t just for couples. In fact, we invite you to have fun and explore your sexuality. Discover what pleases you and you’ll be a sexually empowered woman ready for a fulfilling relationship when the time comes.

A Passion Party is a fun home-shopping adventure featuring the latest in adult sensual products. A Passion Party is truly the ultimate girls’ night in. You’ll giggle, you’ll learn and best of all, we’ll show you ways to spice up your love life. You can purchase sexual enhancement products the night of the party and you and your guests can earn free products. All you have to do is get your friends together and we’ll take care of the rest.

The Passion Parties Opportunity

We offer ordinary women the opportunity to live extraordinary lifestyles by owning and managing their own businesses selling our products – while promoting sexual awareness and well-being. Our direct-selling business model provides generous rewards and recognition for our independent Consultants. Our educational approach to sex and relationships has given Passion Parties and our Passion Consultants a reputation for being leaders in the field of sexual relationships. Passion Parties, Inc. has been featured in a variety of media outlets including “Primetime Live,” “Time“” magazine, “The New York Times“” “O: The Oprah Magazine” and “Good Morning America“” – among many others.

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Living the Entrepreneurial Dream

A Passion Parties® business is a flexible way to earn extra income or start a new career. We have part and full-time Consultants, and those that work their Passion Parties business alongside another job. Imagine a career with the flexibility to set your own work hours, earn as much as you would like to earn, be in control of your own promotions and qualify for car and home bonuses.

How would that kind of personal freedom change your life?

The power of work-life balance.

The greatest gift we offer is the ability to live life on your terms. Do you want to spend more time with your family? Do you want to take a real vacation each year? Do you want to have time for other interests and activities in your life? We offer the ability for you to take control of your life — work to live, not live to work. When you find the work-life balance that works for you, you will also find happiness and satisfaction in all areas of your life. That’s the power of a career with Passion Parties.


Shelly, The Pleasure Diva – Facebook

Shelly Skinner – Twitter @thepleasurediva

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Featured Business in Barrie, MAY 27

Lana Marie Clendenning

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Independent Marketing and Advertising Professional
Ontario, Canada Marketing and Advertising

About SendOutCards

Since CEO Kody Bateman founded the company in 2003, SendOutCards has been changing people’s lives one card at a time. We are an online greeting card and gift company with over 100 million cards (and 3 million gifts) sent, making us the largest first-class mailing company in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing network marketing companies in the world. The prompting to reach out and touch someone’s life is something every person experiences.

SendOutCards is enabling people to act on these promptings by providing an online service which helps you send personalized, printed greeting cards and gifts as a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

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About Llynda More Boots – Lana Clendenning, Independent Representative
Address: Barrie, Ontario L4M 7C9
Hours: Always open
Short Description: One – 2 piece reversible Boot!!! Fashion boots that give you 30 different looks in one boot!

Long Description: Create a classic or professional look one day, and a sexy, funky or fun look the next day…all from the same pair of boots.

Products: One – 2 piece reversible boots!
Call/Text: 705-305-2465
Phone: 705-305-2465
Website: HERE