Pear­son board hos­ting girls’ em­po­werment work­shop se­ries

Event open to wo­men of all ages

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

Awork­shop se­ries for girls, moms and even grand­mo­thers pro­mises to give fe­males of all ages a chance to learn about a wide range of to­pics.

“We wan­ted to pro­vide girls and wo­men the op­por­tu­ni­ty to broa­den their know­ledge with to­pics that could af­fect all fe­males so­me­time du­ring the lives,” said Nan Bea­ton, a Pear­son Edu­ca­tio­nal Foun­da­tion board mem­ber, which, along with the Les­ter B. Pear­son School Board’s Cen­tral Pa­rents’ Com­mit­tee, is hos­ting Girls’ Date Out.

The event will take place Feb. 8 at Lind­say Place High School in Pointe-Claire.

The day will in­clude 15 work­shops, a lunch-time fa­shion show, ven­dor kiosks and more.

And key­note spea­ker Melinda At­kin­son, an en­tre­pre­neur since the age of 14, will present ‘The Search Wi­thin,‘ a mo­ti­va­tio­nal talk en­cou­ra­ging girls and wo­men to live a life of pur­pose and mea­ning.

Meanw­hile, event work­shops will in- clude: Wel­come to the World of Tat­too and Pier­cing; Strong Girls to Wise Wo­men; What’s Hap­pe­ning to Me?; In­te­rior De­co­ra­ting and Dis­play; Your Life, Your Brand, Your Bu­si­ness; Par­ty Planning; Wel­come to the World of Ac­ting; Win­ter Tips for Heal­thy Skin and Hair - Create your own skin and hair pro­ducts; Per­so­nal Sa­fe­ty; Wel­come to the World of Fa­shion; Scrap­boo­king; Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Skills for Young Wo­men; Som­mel­le­rie and Wine tas­ting (must be 18 and up); Acne and Ado­les­cence; Lace Up Your Run­ning Shoes and Get Heal­thy.

Par­ti­ci­pants must re­gis­ter. Ti­ckets to the event cost $25 for adults, $15 for stu­dents. Box lunches will be avai­lable for pur­chase. Girls’ Date will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 8, at Lind­say Place High School, 111 Broad­view avenue in Pointe-Claire.

To re­gis­ter, go to, or call 514 422-3000, ext. 3299 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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