Lisa Smith – President & CEO at The Staff Room

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase as this month’s Mystsery Speaker of our Pickering Chapter, Lisa Smith.

Lisa began her career in 1996, delivering front line support to organizations in all areas of human resources, including policy and program development, talent management, performance management, recruitment & selection, and employee relations. Lisa has developed direct experience in a range of industries including software development, information technology, power, utilities and manufacturing. Firms such as Symantec, Intek Communications, Keating Technologies, Cara Foods and Robert Half.

As a baccalaureate in Human Resources Management from Centennial College where Lisa went on to also complete her post-graduate in 2010, also from Centennial College, Lisa has also successfully completed courses at York University and holds her certificate in Canadian Payroll. Lisa worked guiding and advising potential students at Centennial College while completing her post grad. Lisa has successfully taken other Human Resources Management courses such as Employment and Labour Law.

Lisa has spoken on many panels including Centennial College, TriOs College and Pathway To Success for newcomers. Lisa has been the key guest speaking for WMRCC. Speaking on many topics including what is takes to achieve gainful employment within Canada. Lisa has been a guest on television shows such as Rogers TV. Lisa and her team have also developed various courses for those that are in need of further information in such areas as Human Resources and Entrepreneurship.

Lisa was nominated in 2015 for Rising Star of the year and featured in HRD Magazine, and in 2016 was one of 9 finalist for HR Advisor/Consultancy of the year for all of Canada out of over 35,0000 HR professionals.


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Anne Naumyk, Community Development

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase as our Mystery Speaker at our Barrie Chapter this May 2017, the amazing, altruistic and empowered: Anne Naumyk Community Development Coordinator, Reiki Practitioner and photographer.

Anne Naumyk is a Community Development Coordinator at Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. Her role is to engage and inspires new community relationships and provide awareness about Gilda’s Club cancer support Program.

Anne also provides support to businesses and community members who are fundraising in support of Gilda’s Club to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is a non-for profit charity providing cancer support for individuals within the York, Simcoe and Muskoka region including Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and many other outlying communities.

Gilda’s Club receives no government funding, and relies 100% on the support of the community yearly to help keep our signature Red Door open for men, women, teens and children, along with their family and friends, whose lives have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Anne also takes great pleasure in photography, plus sharing her love of music and positive energy singing at special events when the opportunity arises.

Anne is also a certified Reiki Practitioner offering holistic healing service for people and animals in Barrie, and surrounding areas.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things.

Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

How Does Reiki Heal?

When our chakras are unbalanced we begin to feel run down, tired, irritable and often experience pain and other health problems. Reiki is a wonderful healing tool and a great complement to conventional medicine, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy and any other form of healing.

Reiki Energy heals by flowing from the practitioners hands, through the affected parts of the individual or animals energy field, channelling it with positive energy and putting your body into a relaxed state. The healing energy raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to unblock and disperse. The Reiki healing energy clears and strengthens the energy pathways and chakras therefore allowing the inner life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. Reiki treatments help ease tension, stress, and helps support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.

In simpler terms a Reiki treatment involves lying on a massage table, fully clothed, listening to music, where at some point you may very well fall asleep as the healing energy is being channelled to you. A Reiki treatment is very relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness, and helps to flush out any toxins and find peace, balance and harmony.

Anne Naumyk
Community Development Coordinator
Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka
10 Quarry Ridge Rd.
Barrie, ON L4M 7G1
Ph: (705) 726-5199 ext. 228
Cell: (705) 321-9699

Juvs Pabilonia, Entrepreneur Extraodinaire!

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to Showcase this female entrepreneur extraordinaire as our Mystery Speaker for Toronto Chapter this May 2017. This powerhouse energized all in the room with her Amazing Journey!

Everyone has a story to share and I believe that mine is something worth sharing with everyone. My goal in life is to inspire others to believe in and do more for themselves … and trust in new beginnings!

I moved to Canada over 20 years ago. I’m a nurse by profession and was involved in teaching fitness class for seniors for over 2 years. I have 2 amazing daughters, Casey is now 19 years old. My youngest Maryam is 6 years old.

In 2005 , I had a pinch nerve on my neck that gave a clot in my head and caused vertebral dissection (TIA) this terrible thing left me with bad migraine headaches I carried on for over 10 years and caused me to gain weight.

“I gained over 50 lbs and grew froma size 0 to a size 12 dress.”

“I was miserable but life went on for me.”

In the same year, I started working for BELL Canada and becomes one of their most successful Sales Representatives, Trainer and Coach. I was with BELL full time until November 2014.

In 2012, while still employed with BELL, I opened up my very own home staging company.

It gave me a lot of new confidence in building a real estate business and developing relationships.

I can say that both in business and my corporate work, I did very well. I was satisfied.. however, I found myself wishing I had more time to focus on things I enjoy like travel and spending more time with my kids.

“My resources were good but I had no time to really enjoy the life I always envisioned to have.”

In March 2014, an old friend asked me to try her weight loss coffee.

“I was not expecting that day would have changed my life forever…”

I did go to her place for samples not knowing anything about network marketing. I did sign up to get the discounts. The entire purpose of me joining is to lose weight and get discounts on the products only at that time. After nearly 14 days of drinking the coffee, I started seeing amazing results and people started asking me what I was doing, as weight loss was already being noticed.

From that moment, I shared my website with everyone who asked and started getting a lots of attention. It took me 6 months to finally start learning about the business.

Turns out that the simplicity of this business called ‘network marketing’ is something that suits me and my personality. To make the long story short, I was able to partner with the top leaders in the company, and slowly started to appreciate not only the health benefits of the products, but the financial reward of this industry.

In less than 6 months, by just simply following the system, I was able to get rewarded with a brand new BMW.

My success attracted more people to join me!

I am so happy that I am able to inspire others to really work on achieving their goals. I am able to get the support from all my leaders, and achieved the opportunity to travel the world as I share the benefits of our products and the financial opportunity that comes with it. In the last 16 months, I have traveled across south east Asia, Europe and North America. I am now able to send my eldest daughter to the UK to study law and give my girls one of the best vacations ever!

Right now I’m making a 6 figure income and still growing non stop, not only in Canada but across the world .

My mother has been insulin free for over 2 years now because of the products. Thanks to this business, I have been able to change a lot of lives positively, inspire others to reach their full potential, make friends and secure my future. Today, working to grow my business has become very manageable; and I have more time now to do the things I love and spend time with my kids.

This industry of network marketing has truly changed my life.

My goal is to continue this journey to inspire others to change their lives positively, one cup at a time.

The Dollar Coffee Club (DCC) is Javita’s Preferred Customer program – offering its product line of healthy coffees, teas and other functional beverages for $1 a cup, dispelling the notion that products sold through network marketing need to be premium priced.

The DCC not only provides customers healthy, great-tasting, premium coffee for only a buck a cup, but Preferred Customers also receive FREE shipping and a Loyalty Rewards Program where they can earn FREE product.

The Dollar Coffee Club was created to provide our Members with the best possible business opportunity,” said Javita’s Founder Stan Cherelstein. “The DCC is unique and provides our Members a real competitive advantage. It has become clear that the internet has changed the buying habits of all consumers and therefore all companies must adapt. The ease of access to product information and pricing has changed the game.”

Contact info:

Juvie Pabilonia

Susan Brady – Business Coach

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this Amazing Female Entrepreneur as our esteemed Mystery Speaker this May in Mississauga: SUSAN BRADY

Susan Brady is a sought after international speaker, business coach and direct sales expert. She’s a woman who motivates and inspires from the heart, but isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Her company “Susan Brady International” is committed to the growth, empowerment and personal mastery of women entrepreneurs around the globe.

Susan’s experience alone is a testament – after almost 20 years in public service, she chose a career in direct sales, quickly rising to the Top 1% of the company and creating a six figure income within 18 months. She then went on to pursue a life long dream of sharing the stage with Bob Proctor from the movie “The Secret” and became Vice President of his largest company before setting out to start her own company in 2010.

Today, Susan works with women entrepreneurs in all industries to help them not only build their business but generate income from that business and provides the direction, guidance and tools necessary for them to achieve the lifestyles they set out to when they chose to be entrepreneurs. Susan’s clients have gone on to create 5 figure months, 6 figure years and increases as high as 700% in their businesses within months of working with her.

If you are looking to build a business, grow your business or take your business to the next level – Susan Brady is a business coach who can help you achieve just that. She focuses on results and creating the step by step plan to make sure you are focusing on the activities necessary in order to achieve those results.

Don’t wait another minute – reach out to her today! After all, you deserve it.

Susan Brady
The Make Six Figures Working From Home Coach

Blessings and Abundance

Susan Brady
“The Make Six Figures Working From Home Coach”
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Lori Bertoni, Life Transformation Coach

I’m Lori, and I help women get past and break through what is holding them back from living their passions, their desires and their dreams.

I created a unique program called Learn to F.L.Y.

Learn to F.L.Y. will get to the root of each of your problems in a gentle, easy, painless and peaceful way so you can release the negative emotions and limiting decisions and beliefs that are holding you back from living the life you deserve to live. You know, be happy, healthy and wealthy.

I know you can!

Lori Bertoni is merging the world of life coaching and her 10+ years of fitness experience to provide Life and Body transformations to anyone who is struggling or feeling stuck with their bodies and/or their life.

All of us have limiting beliefs and negative emotions that we aren’t aware of because they are unconscious. Now trained as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Lori has powerful tools to help people tap into their deepest values and needs so they can release their potential and life their authentic life.

Deep down inside Lori knew she had what it took to inspire and motivate people and so she created Inner Motion Fitness…for the mind, body and soul. But since 2014 and after a devastating separation her business suffered after her move out of the Barrie area.

It was during her own personal growth journey and her climb back up that she began to breathe new life into her business and passion again. Lori created Make it Happen, a life and body transformation program so she could pass on and share the exact tools she used to get herself through the toughest times of her life and back up to the top of her game where she is today.

Lori shines her light on people to brighten their way and highlights their magnificence. Lori knows everyone has what it takes to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life in whatever stage they are at and her mission is to work with those people who are ready to make that change, take responsibility and invest in living their best life.

  • Are you feeling stuck, tired and uninspired but just don’t know what to do about it?
  • Are you ready to make a change but scared to make a decision or commit to anything?
  • If you’re ready for guidance to help you take the next step, you can make it happen!!

Want to know how?

Coaching Services
“People Change to get what they want, but they always go back to being who they are.”

Whether one on one or in a small group setting.

I offer 3 guarantees to my coaching clients:
1. Accountability – I will make sure You take focused action.
2. Support – I am on your team…here to guide, encourage and support you along the way!!
3. Results – You are going to make things happen and get what you want. Are you ready?

Personal Credentials:

  1. 12 years experience as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
  2. Master NLP Practitioner and Coach
  3. Master Hypnotherapist
  4. Master TimeLine Therapist

Book a free Coaching session HERE or
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Rubiena Duarte, Reiki Master

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing female entrepreneur, Rubiena Duarte who graced us as our esteemed Mystery Speaker in Toronto this April 2017.

Rubiena Duarte has over 15 years’ experience in the corporate sector working for IT Multinationals as a senior leader driving employee engagement, leading Diversity & Inclusion, empowering women and heading up community upliftment efforts. Some of her most rewarding work has been working with women in rural villages in Africa who were survivors of domestic violence.

In her roles within the corporate sector she has also lead efforts on helping women entrepreneurs emerge within South Africa. She is a writer with her first book on Realizing You Are A Superwoman coming out later this year. Her blog focuses on everyday life experiences of women and the importance of maintaining balance.

Rubiena has been a public speaker for over 16 years on several topics related to women’s empowerment, gender in the workplace, work/life balance and has facilitated Personal Renewal Groups for women across Texas and New York.

Rubiena is a qualified and internationally registered Lightarian ReikiTM Master with the Lightarian Institute, a Karuna Reiki® Master registered with The International Center for Reiki Training, an Independent Usui Reiki Master, Reiki practitioner and Reiki teacher. She has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 8 years in South Africa, New York, Texas and recently opened her own Reiki practice in Toronto.

The goal she has as a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher is to help women start or continue the journey they are on to create more balance in their life, to find their focus and strengthen their inner energy. She will work together on your past, present and future enabling you to take control of your life and heal from the inside out.

Rubiena also has a post graduate degree in International Relations and is a member of the Canadian Reiki Association and International Association of Reiki Professionals.

Contact Information

Rubiena Duarte


phone: 416-317-4448

Address: 124 Merton Street, Unit 208, Toronto

MONIQUE KURNATH C.Ht. (aka NIKKI-MONIQUE), Transformation Specialist

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this fabulous female entrepreneur. a Transformation Specialist, that graced our Mississauga Chapter as Mystery Speaker for the month of April 2017.

MONIQUE KURNATH C.Ht. (aka NIKKI-MONIQUE): Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.), Reiki Practitioner (Lev I, II), Transformational Speaker, Chakra Balancing & Meditation Coach, Author of upcoming books and Specialized Fitness Instructor for Adults & Children-trained/certified in PILOXING, ZUMBA, KIDS YOGA and ZUMBA KIDS/KIDS JR.

Born from a European-Canadian descent, MONIQUE KURNATH; commonly known as Monika, Nikki and Monique, is a Transformational Specialist in the Health, Wellness & Fitness Industry. She is a Solopreneur/Entrepreneur and the passionate founder of NIKKI-MONIQUE WELLNESS & FITNESS BIZ; a Wellness & Fitness business focusing on Holistic Health & Personal Development. Her mission is to encourage Transformational Growth among Women, Men and Children/Teens through Alternative Well-Fit Therapies, as they harmonize their own Mind/Body/Spirit connection and improve their overall natural health.

NIKKI-MONIQUE is the creator of POSITIVE POSSE 4 ME – a Children Wellness Program that promotes Emotional Intelligence & Positive Mindset Health for Children (2.5-6 yrs), Youth (7-11yrs) and Teens (12-16 yrs).

Through creative age-appropriated Mental/Physical/Emotional/ Spiritual fun & educational activities, the three Age Group Levels of her Program are presented in Weekly Sessions/Monthly Workshops, and held in Public & Private facilities within children communities (schools/homes/dance studios/wellness centres).

NIKKI-MONIQUE is the creator of two (2) Female Empowerment Well-Fit Programs: SING GIRL MUM ME HOOD- helping Single* Mothers (sole/separated/divorced/widowed) and MPOWHER – helping lower vibration energy women, to multi-task all the “roles” in their life. Both Female Empowerment Well-Fit Programs encourage women to develop a healthier holistic balance of Wellness & Fitness Sessions into their lives, while strengthening their positive feminine energies to live as “Sweet, Smart, Sexy & Strong” Women, Goddesses, Nurturers and Warriors too.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s education/training background includes: diplomas and certifications from Canada (ON) and the United States of America (NH, FL, CA), including specializations such as: Early Childhood Montessori Education, Law & Security Administration, Applied Suicide Invention Skills, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Hypnotherapy, Reiki Therapy, Advanced Crisis & Intervention, Grief & Bereavement Counseling and all Fitness/Movement Therapy areas mentioned above. She belongs to many professional organizations such as: the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), PILOXING Instructors Association (PIA) and the ZUMBA Instructors Network (ZIN), just to name a few.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s passions/interests spread widely both personally & professionally. She loves helping others (and herself), to transform into their own “YOURnique Daily Best”.

Her thirst and desire to bring: Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Yoga, Dance and/or PILOXING into people lives, comes from her own success with Alternative Therapies and Holistic Health. The traumas that she’s dealt with throughout the years of her life; as she’s faced many “quick-sands” filled with childhood/adulthood stress, anxiety, depression and forms of abuse, has increased her survival techniques with each failure and negative challenge she’s encountered.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s dedication & unselfishness as a loving single mommy and sole provider for her smart & talented son, lasts over a decade. She has improved her divine feminine strength and increased her overall self-confidence, thanks to these alternatives therapies of healing and spiritual enlightenment.

She has unlocked new powerful knowledge within her and has attracted a healthier, Well-Fit mindset; for both her and her son, as it leads her now to attract unlimited success in both of their lives.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s goal is to encourage adults & children to “Be Empowered from Within” and to “Release the FEARS in your life and Attract the FREEDOM you deserve”.

As a Public Speaker, her Transformational Speeches she presents; from small to large groups of adults and/or school-aged children, are inspiring, captivating and uplifting.

She may also include a live Chakra Balancing and/or Meditation Group Session to close softly at the end, or a high-impact live demo from one of her Dance/Fitness Movement Therapies.

No matter what, NIKKI-MONIQUE’s positive energy and out-going personality shines right through, leaving the audience/ participants feeling optimistic, loved & more transformed than once before.

For more information on any of NIKKI-MONIQUE’s Well-Fit Programs, Children Wellness Programs and/or Wellness/Fitness Individual or Group Services; or to book her to speak at your next business or school event Email:

Social Media:
Twitter: @nikkimoniquefit
INSTAGRAM: nikkimoniquekurnath
Facebook: NikkiMoniqueWellnessNFitnessBiz

Lorree Appleby, Radical Living Coach

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase Lorre Appleby, Radical Living Coach.

Lorree Appleby has over 20 years of client care specialist experience in corporate, small business and consulting. In 2013, after enduring years of stress, burn out and realizing her unhealthy relationships were sucking the life out of her, Lorree took responsibility for her life and a risk by exploring the world of entrepreneurship. With years of extensive researching, training and massive personal growth, Lorree was drawn to Radical Living. Since Lorree has radically forgiven her past and taken her power back in her present she is able to create her future by educating and guiding people to open their hearts and live their truth and purpose radically.

Lorree’s pursuit to live her life fully and authentically led Lorree 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 Coach, Lorree is also today a Certified Assertiveness Coach an Empath and an Intuitive Light-worker. Learn more HERE.


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Lidija Voljanek, Nutritionist

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase Lidija, an amazing female entrepreneur as our Mystery Speaker in Mississauga this March 2017.

Lidija Voljanek Registered Holistic Nutritionist is passionate about vegan cuisine!

Lidija is holding vegan cooking classes, various workshops and presentations about Juice Plus.

She is organizer of Vegan Food Fair in Oakville and a member of monthly health seminars in a church.

Her motto is to inspire healthy leaving by one simple change at a time!

She is working in Healthy Balance Studio educating people about their health, habits and healthy food choices.

In Healthy Balance we have solution for your pain and emotional issues. Lidija’s husband is Bowen Therapist.
Bowen Therapy takes care of your pain and makes your life pain free.

A little background on Bowen therapy…

Bowen Therapy was developed in Australia by Tom Bowen (1916-1982). After years of clinical work and much reading and studying of other modalities, he developed a unique set of specific moves associated with different sequences and timing intervals. He noticed that when he made certain moves on body, it had particular effects. He always stated that the therapy was simple a ‘Gift from God’. Bowen is now practiced in more then 40 countries.​

The reason that Bowen works so well is because it addresses every system in the body. In reality the connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, tendon, ligament and organ, blends into the connective tissue of another. Simply put, you cannot affect one part of the body without affecting something else.

So instead of specifically treating one area, Bowen treats the body as a whole, because the body works as a whole integrated unit. Once the muscle tissues are activated the body sends neurological impulses to the brain, which in return relax the muscles and the nerves that are not working properly.

Bowen Therapy is completely non-invasive. No needles, drugs, nor machines are required. It is safe for everyone from newborns to the elderly including expectant mother.

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Margot L. Denommé LL.B. J.D. – Author

mommy-am-i-pretty-authorsMARGOT DENOMMÉ practices law in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband Rob and two daughters. The book was inspired out of concern for the social pressures facing today’s youth, including bullying and body image pressures, particularly for young girls that contribute to insecurities and low self-esteem. The story is designed to initiate dialogue with children (of all ages) about finding true beauty from within.

About the Illustrators

MADISON and BROOKE DENOMMÉ-WARREN are high-spirited and confident young girls. Madison, 12 years old, enjoys track and field and volleyball. Brooke is 10 years old and loves acting and paddling. Both girls are passionate about art, and since creating the illustrations for Mommy, Am I Pretty? have been involved in a number of the author events and enjoy answering questions about their artwork in the book.

mommy_cover_400Young girls today are inundated daily with images that create unrealistic and often deceptive expectations of size and beauty. How does growing up in a culture obsessed with outward beauty effect this particularly impressionable and vulnerable demographic? This question amid concerns about raising her own two young daughters sparked the inspiration for her illustrated book, Mommy, Am I Pretty?

While walking home from school young Molly asks her mother what it means to be pretty. Molly’s mother guides her through her day at school, at home and in her community to uncover moments of kindness, generosity and confidence. Molly discovers that small gestures of compassion and friendship give us a loving heart and how trying our best at our favourite activity or sport makes us feel strong and beautiful on the inside. With this discovery she decides that being pretty on the inside is what matters most. Reading Mommy, Am I Pretty? with a child initiates a conversation on how being your best self, giving back to others, and being a thoughtful person is the true image of beauty and one that can’t be created through photo-shop.

The author’s own daughters, Madison and Brooke Denommé-Warren, created the whimsical and captivating illustrations that bring Molly’s day to life. Their hand-drawn and painted illustrations are the perfect complement to the simple verse, offering images of true beauty in the people and world around us from a young girl’s perspective.

MARGOT DENOMMÉ practices criminal law in Toronto, Ontario where she lives with her two daughters. As a mother she is keenly aware of the negative effects media has on growing girls, and wrote this book to encourage dialogue between parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and young girls with a view to empower them that true beauty lies within each and every one of them. As a criminal lawyer, Margot has seen the devastating effects of low self-esteem in youth and the ever-increasing incidents of bullying. In 2014, Margot created The Celebrate You Tour to take her message to both schools and community groups to discuss the importance of developing ourselves from the inside-out by being confident, kind, strong, inclusive and unique.

The messages in Mommy, Am I Pretty? have resonated with prominent Canadian groups and organizers including, The Pediatric Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery division of the Hospital for Sick Children and The Dove Self-Esteem Fund Real Beauty Campaign. Margot has also become involved with a number of organizations in the United States including Girl’s on the Run and PACE Center for Girls.

ISBN 978-0-9920340-1-6 • 32 pages • 2015 paperback edition available in US and Canada
Contact: Margot Denommé
Tel: 416-414-2818
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