Speakers & Performers

Please see Stage Schedules for show times

Michelle Stafford
Phyllis Summers from The Young and the Restless / Nina Clay on General Hospital

Many of you may know Emmy award-winning soap star Michelle Stafford as the character Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless and/or Nina Clay on General Hospital, but this October, Michelle will be a featured speaker on the Main Stage at the 14th Annual West Coast Women’s Show at TRADEX.

This Emmy® Award-winning actress has recently launched a brand new website called “Doing it as a Single Chick”, and it is truly a place to find female confidence and power. Michelle will answer all your questions about her role in The Young & the Restless and General Hospital and dish out tips, advice, and stories on being a new mom, as well as straight talk on style, body image, décor, …and even men. Expect a candid, fun, and no-holds-bar kind of discussion!

It’s going to be an inspirational presentation on our Main Stage. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out!

Saturday, October 25 at 3 pm, on the Main Stage

The Royal Chef Darren McGrady

This fall discover a few Royal Favourites from The Royal Chef Darren McGrady during a rare cooking demonstration featuring three delectable royal treats from his Eating Royally cookbook in Abbotsford.

Chef McGrady is no stranger to royal fare having been in the Palace Kitchen, yes Buckingham Palace, for 11 years. Chef McGrady was the personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II from 1982 to 1993 before working for Diana Princess of Wales until 1997. From there he moved to the United States eventually preparing meals for five US Presidents.

He continues to share his culinary skills with organizations around the world making him a favourite amongst women’s groups. McGrady continues to support his first cookbook Eating Royally, recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen, now in its fifth print, as all royalties are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. Since the Princess’s death, he has devoted much of his free time working for causes she supported, including shelters for battered women, charities for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities and breast cancer charities.

Today he is one of the world’s most notable chefs and storytellers known for his engaging charm and wit. He combines his cooking demonstrations with personal stories giving a royally enhanced performance.

Chef McGrady will be in the Kitchen Theatre on Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 pm.

 

Health & Wellness with
Dr. Oz Sharecare expert, Dr. Taz Bhatia

Presented by
RestoraLAX

Concerned about your lifestyle and health? Interested in learning more about holistic and integrative medicine? Be sure to visit the West Coast Women’s Show to hear Dr. Taz Bhatia speak on a number of health issues that affect families today.

Dr. Taz is a Dr. Oz Sharecare expert and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and is the best-selling author of “What Doctors Eat”, with a new book coming out this fall. She will share her knowledge on how to optimize the best health for you and your family!

Friday, October 24th at 6 pm on the HEALTH & WELLNESS STAGE and Saturday, October 25th at 1:30 pm on the MAIN STAGE

White Spot's Executive Chef Danny Markovicz and his team of Red Seal Chefs
Presented by
RestoraLAX
With more than 20 years of diverse culinary experience, Chef Danny Markowicz took the reigns of White Spot Executive Chef in May 2014. His rare level of creativity, unfalteringly positive attitude and deep understanding of the hospitality business make any culinary challenge an exciting possibility. His innovative menu has earned huge accolades from both guests and staff. West Coast Women’s Show attendees may recognize the conversation-starting Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Jalapeno Burger and Poutine Burger – both creations of Chef Markowicz’s. He also spearheaded healthy choices on the White Spot menu, including the delicious Tandoori Cauliflower Quinoa Salad. Make sure to visit Kitchen Theatre and watch him and his team of Red Seal chefs demonstrate their cooking skills and learn how to recreate some of your favourite dishes at home!

Saturday, October 25 at 1 pm on the Kitchen Theatre

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS
Everything you need to know about hormones
Presented by Nature’s Fare Markets

The West Coast Women’s Show is honoured to have one of Canada’s leading women’s natural health experts speaking on our Health & Wellness stage. With degrees in biochemistry and nutrition, Dr. Lorna Vanderhaeghe is the author of eleven books including A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones and A Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss. With everyone talking about hormones, Dr. Vanderhaeghe will discuss everything you need to know about hormones.

Dr. Vanderhaeghe believes that no one should live with untreated hormone problems and that every woman deserves to live a healthy, hormone-balanced life. Have you ever wondered how stress effects weight gain? Do you know which nutrients help you sleep? And haven’t you always wanted to find the secret to beautiful skin? In her Sunday talk Dr. Lorna Vanderhaeghe will answer those questions and tell you even more about hormones including how to get your energy back.

Saturday, October 25 at 2:30 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Suzanne Edmundson
How women can benefit from hiring a private investigator
Axiom Investigations

Every woman has some form of intuition or gut feeling where deep down she knows when something seems off or her partners’ stories don’t add up. Perhaps you’ve met a potential love interest online but wasn’t sure if his/her story lines up.

At this year’s West Coast Women’s Show, Suzanne Edmundson of Axiom Investigations will explain how women can benefit from hiring a private investigator. Based on her personal experience Edmundson has used her first-hand knowledge to specialize in martial and divorce investigations including cases that involve infidelity, child custody, and unreported earnings. Through the use of contemporary technology and techniques, Suzanne will identify how a private investigator can assist you in finding answers to your questions about your current or new partner. With the increased use of online dating and romance scams, it’s recommended that women consider background checks on potential suitors as a safety precaution.

This is a great opportunity to find out how a private investigator can help you or provide tips on how they can help a family or friend in need. 

Saturday, October 25 at 12:45 pm, on the Main Stage

Aeryon Ashlie
Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life + Balance Your Weight in 10 Easy Steps
Presented by SD Pharmaceuticals + Nature’s Fare Markets

Struggled with post-baby weight and didn’t know what to do to get motivated? Then you better take a seat at fitness competitor Aeryon Ashlie’s inspirational talk at the Health and Wellness Stage on Saturday and Sunday. Ashlie will highlight 10 easy steps for women to follow to balance their body, life and weight. Several years ago Ashlie took time away from her competitive lifestyle to focus on the birth of her daughter. It was then that she struggled with post-baby weight as many other women have. Rather than letting this be a block for her, Ashlie turned to her knowledge and expertise of health and wellness to regain the strong body she previously had during competitions. With determination and focus, Ashlie returned to fitness competitions in 2012 where she won the 2012 western Canadian championships in Kelowna.

Saturday, October 25 at 11:30 am and Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Leah Goldstein
No Finish Line: Living a life with no limitations and
overcoming your fears to live your best life
Presented by TRAVEL TST

Stuck in a rut but too afraid to face change? You will want to take a seat at Leah Goldstein’s inspiration chat on Sunday at the West Coast Women’s Show. Goldstein is a stunning example of living life without limits. By age 17, she was the World Kickboxing Champion. She then enlisted in the Israeli military and became one of the few female instructors of the elite Commando division. After years as an undercover agent, she pursued a brilliant 10-year career in professional cycling, participating in the longest single stage race in the world, Race Across America. From crashes to podiums and fear to triumph, Goldstein has gone through it all. Be prepared to get inspired, set goals, and learn how setbacks are just opportunities.

Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm, on the Main Stage

Dr Terry Willard
The Famous “Wild Rose” D-Tox
Presented by Trophic + Nature’s Fare Markets

Have you ever heard of the popular Wild Rose D-Tox but didn’t know how it worked, and wanted to learn more? Then make sure to secure a seat on Saturday at the West Coast Women’s Show Health & Wellness Stage with North America’s leading clinical herbalists Dr. Terry Willard, Cl.H., Ph.D. A world-renowned pioneer in the field of herbal medicine, Dr Willard has penned 12 books on the subject of herbs, including the pivotal Wild Rose Herbal Series. He has dedicated more than 35 years of his life to the study of medicinal properties of plants. As Director of the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Dr. Willard is definitely the expert on the subject of the Wild Rose D-Tox and how it can help you.

Saturday, October 25 at 12:15 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Lori Moger
Critical Eating: Looking beyond the nonsense diets and fads and learn to eat for life
Presented by TRAVEL TST

Are you too busy sometimes that you forget to eat? Or, so stressed that you eat too much junk? Health and Wellness Stage speaker Lori Moger is a Kinesiologist, Sports Psychologist, and Fitness coach who specializes in stress reduction and simple nutrition strategies to help you squeeze healthy choices into your hectic lives. Her extensive background in wellness includes the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, The Sports Club Company, and the Indiana University’s Sports Psychology Department. There is no magic pill to living a healthy life. Don’t sacrifice your health, make it a priority and take care of it!

Saturday, October 25 at 5:15 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Jeananne Laing
Raw Power! Garden of Life
Nature’s Fare Markets presents Raw Protein for Health, Vitality, and Wellness

Eating raw is not just a trend, it is here to stay. Learn why eating your vegetables, fruits, and superfoods raw is great for your health! Clinical Herbalist, Wholistic Therapist, and Health Coach Jeananne Laing talks about rediscovering and maintaining good health with Raw Power, from Garden of Life’s Raw Protein and Raw Meal, at the West Coast Women’s Show on Sunday. Laing was raised in a small fruit farming community in British Columbia and knows eating natural, fresh, and raw does wonders for one’s body and mind. Now you can learn a bit of her secrets in just 30-minutes at the Health & Wellness Stage.

Sunday, October 26 at 11:45 am, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Yvonne Anderson
Presented by Santevia + Nature’s Fare Markets
Why Alkaline? Learn about PH, over acidity and become more alkaline

What is Alkaline? Why would “becoming” more alkaline be good for your body? Learn all about pH levels, over acidity, and how it can affect you by listening to Health & Wellness Stage speaker Yvonne Anderson speak on Saturday. As a wife, mom, athlete, and CEO of Santevia Water Systems, Anderson knows all too well what over acidity can do to one’s body. Her husband, David, was diagnosed with acid reflux and was told he had to be on medication for the rest of his life. Anderson then discovered the importance of maintaining the pH balance in your body and how continued imbalance could lead to acidity level problems. One solution, alkaline water. Be sure to get a seat to this all-important talk on alkaline!

Saturday, October 25 at 4:30 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Rob Roth
Presented by Nature’s Fare Markets
Healthy Fats for Weight Loss

You may think all types of fats are bad for you, but there are indeed healthy fats that can aid you in losing weight!

At the Health & Wellness Stage, Naturopathic Doctor Rob Roth, BSc, MH, ND will give you tips on just that by bridging the gap between holistic and alternative approaches with conventional medicine to show you how you can achieve the best health outcomes that are otherwise unattainable when using one medical approach.

Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Leigh and Brent Barnes

Presented by Rodan + Fields

Redefine Your Future: No Single Ingredient Can Treat Complex Skin Conditions - Redefine Your Future to Younger Looking Skin

Leigh and Brent Barnes journey as Independent Consultants with Rodan + Fields began just over 5 years ago. Leigh is a cancer survivor, former bridal store owner and wedding veil designer. At 23, she was one of the youngest designers ever profiled in Women's Wear Daily. At 27, her business was named Memphis, Tennessee's Small Business of the Year. Brent recently sold his successful CPA firm and his investment firm with over $40 million under management in order to join Leigh full-time in her Rodan + Fields business. Prior to that, Brent was a stock analyst with the firm Morgan Keegan in Memphis, Tennessee. He knows a successful business opportunity when he sees it, and he and Leigh believe now is the time to seize the moment with Rodan + Fields.

Friday, October 24 at 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, October 26 at Noon, on the Beauty & Cosmetics Demo Stage

Dr. Lesley Philips
Expand Your Women's Intuition - and Reveal Your Life Purpose

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, spiritual teacher, intuitive counsellor, healer and author of The Midas Tree  (a book that contains the secret to life), who helps women identify their life purpose and unblock and activate their spiritual gifts through her Psychic Ability Blueprint readings, Soul Seed Sessions and her D.E.V.A. Mentoring Program. Dr. Lesley is a certified spiritual counsellor and meditation teacher with extensive training in metaphysics, who regularly appears on radio and TV as a spiritual advisor to share her passion of educating people about intuitive abilities, helping them recognize their unique gifts and stay true to their life purpose; learn more at http://drlesleyphillips.com.

Friday, October 24 at 4:00 pm on the Main Stage

Saturday, October 25 at 1:45 pm and Sunday, October 26 at 2:45 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Jazz Mattu
Medical Herbal Practitioner & Live Blood Cell Anaylst
Health Yourself to Wellness: Change your thought process,
change your body, change your life

Have you wondered why you can’t lose weight? Is your health on a downhill spiral? Are your hormones making you go haywire? Are you feeling over medicated? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will want to hear Jazz Mattu, Medical Herbal Practitioner & Live Blood Cell Anaylst, speak at the West Coast Women’s Show. Mattu is a leader in natural medicine education and has lectured in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, and West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He is passionate about natural healing and the holistic approach to wellness. Learn all about natural therapies that can help you get well!

Sunday, October 26 at 4:15 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Greg Nielsen
All-natural collagen that works
Presented by Nippi Collagen & Withinus Natural Health Inc.

With all the anti-aging products out there, it can be hard to shuffle through the clutter and find one that really works. Greg Nielsen, Vice President and General Manager of Nippi Collagen North America, is ready to talk about all things collagen at the West Coast Women’s Show, with a focus on premium natural options. If you’ve ever been curious about collagen and how it can help your skin, hair, nails, bones, and joint health, this seminar is for you.

Friday, October 24 at 4:00 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Bonnie Penner
Presented by Zero Xeno
The 7 Deadly Estro-Sins

Living healthy doesn’t require a science degree or radical life change. A few small switches in your everyday life can result in big results. Cut through the BS and learn the facts about xenoestrogens (foreign estrogens) at Bonnie Penner’s presentation on The 7 Deadly Estro-Sins. Xenoestrogens can cause thyroid problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, cysts, obesity, and infertility. Most of these chemical hormones are found in skin care, beauty and household cleaning products. They help create lather, make scents last, and smooth skin and hair. Visit the Health & Wellness Stage on all three days of the West Coast Women’s Show as Penner speaks on this important subject and provides audience members tips that can last for a lifetime.

Friday, October 24 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, October 26 at 1:15 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Cyrena Riches
From necklace to bracelet with Gypsy Jean Jewellery

Visit the Beauty & Cosmetics Demo Stage on all three days of the West Coast Women’s Show as Cyrena Riches of Gypsy Jean Jewellery demonstrates how her one-of-a-kind handmade convertible necklaces can convert into unique bracelets. Two-in-one statement pieces are perfect for all occasions, from every day to a fancy event. Riches crafts all her jewellery using the highest quality stones and genuine Swarovski crystals. This five minutes you don’t want to miss!

Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 pm, on the Health & Wellness Stage

Great Master Qi Feilong
Energy Healing and Kungfu Demonstration
Presented by Qigong Wellness and World Shaolin Chanmi Kungfu Association

Learn all about qi energy and how it can better your health on all three days of the West Coast Women’s Show as World-renowned Qigong Master Qi Feilong gives show attendees an exclusive, free demonstration of qi energy. Master Qi was invited by Harvard Medical School to demonstrate Qigong as an alternative therapy before and has also been on America’s Got Talent. Watch how internal healing energy can set a newspaper on fire, stop a clock, twist a steel spoon, and break chopsticks with a $20 bill! Whether the concern is ADD, self-defense or total body health, you will learn how Qigong holistic therapies can help to restore and maintain total body health. This is one demonstration you don’t want to miss!

Saturday, October 25 at 11:30 am on the Main Stage

Show Hours:

Friday Oct 24, 2014  1pm – 10pm
Saturday Oct 25, 2014 10am – 9pm
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 
11am – 5:30pm

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