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Spring 2017 Retreat
Our 2017 spring retreat was held in May at The InterContinental Toronto Yorkville in downtown Toronto. We welcomed 25 young women to a weekend of tell our stories and joining together to empower each other. Through open dialogue, expert sessions and creating, this group of women found strength in sharing their stories. Pink Pearl Foundation would like to extend a special thank you Laura Mitchell, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, for sharing her knowledge on deepening relationships after being diagnosed with cancer, her support and expertise inspires us.
Fall 2016 Retreat
Our 2016 fall retreat was held in November at White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We welcomed 30 young women to a weekend of setting intentions in a safe and creative space. Through open dialogue, expert sessions and story telling, this group of women formed a bond like never before. Pink Pearl Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Punam Rana, a Pink Pearl Advisory Board Member, for sharing her expert advice and research on Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer in the AYA Community. Also, a thank you to Franca, owner of Alive Intention Bracelets, for guiding us through a meditation and bracelet making workshop to evoke positive energies always.
Our 2016 spring retreat was held in June at the beautiful Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We welcomed 31 female program participants to a weekend of wellness. Through mindful meditation, expert sessions and experienced-based design programming discussions, this retreat truly embodied the strength that Pink Pearl Foundation evokes. With many participants attending for the first-time, new bonds and close friendships formed. Pink Pearl Foundation would like to extend a very special thank you to Laura Mitchell, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, for sharing her thoughts on how we can find strength through relationships redefined as “the new normal”. Also, a special thank you to Theodora Kennedy for leading a guided painting session for our participants that evoked beauty found within the room.
Our 2015 fall retreat was held in November at the renowned White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We welcomed 20 female program participants, including many familiar faces and some new ones too. Our planned sessions and activities evoked reflection about aspects of life that can and cannot be controlled. We brainstormed ideas on how to manage our experiences, shared our many worries and fears, and discussed the ways we take care of ourselves. It is our hope that a weekend filled with laughs, tears and friendships will make the holiday season a little brighter for our lovely ladies of Pink Pearl Foundation. A very special thank you to our esteemed guest speaker, Marci Shea-Perry, Executive Director, Camp Trillium. Marci passionately shared her story of her life’s work in pediatric oncology, as well as her own experience living with cancer.
“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung. Our 2015 spring overnight retreat was held in June at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The theme for the retreat focused on living life. The weekend served as a reminder to live in the present, reflect on the good, and appreciate the little things that make a big difference in our lives. It was a reminder that we are all brilliantly beautiful!
Our 2014 fall overnight retreat was held in November at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The theme for the retreat focused on perspective, and how each person’s individual perspective on life creates a positive change within a community. The retreat was very comfortable and the hotel allowed for a very calm, relaxing atmosphere. The retreat sessions focused on natural healing and creating positive perspectives in life. The women were able to use this time to connect with one another with an open heart and big smiles.
Our 2014 spring overnight retreat was held in May at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The retreat sessions focused on financial management, art therapy and active living. The picturesque background boded positively for the women to create lasting connections with each other in a serene environment with notable local experts.
In November 2013, Pink Pearl’s overnight retreat was held at the beautiful Riverbend Inn & Vineyards, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The weekend brought together a group of 15 young women. Through our discussions, a relaxing, restorative yoga practice, morning nature hike along the Niagara River and Look Good Feel Better’s presentation, the women continued to find that much needed touch of pink in their lives.
Our day retreat was held in the serene environment of The Good Earth, located in Jordan. The day consisted of programming discussions, a companion support session, nature walk through the orchards, yoga overlooking the vineyards and a cooking class with The Good Earth’s notable chef. The sun was shining; the women were open to conversation and the environment proved a relaxing and trusting place for all to share their stories.