(EM)POWER Women of Inspiration Celebration Event 2024

A Snapshot of the 2024 Event

(EM)POWER: Women of Inspiration Celebration, presented by Bouchier, celebrates and honours five outstanding local women of the Wood Buffalo region. These are local women who are role models, inspirations and transformers. They represent what it means to be strong, smart and bold – you can’t be, what you can’t see In 2020, we ‘shattered’ the (in)visible barriers surrounding the everyday life of girls and women. In 2021, we brought those shattered pieces together to celebrate the rich ‘mosaic’ they created. In 2022, we amplified one another’s ‘voices’ represented in the mosaic. In 2023, we came ‘together’ to strengthen and empower such voices. And this year, we would like to encourage everyone to pause and reflect on the word ‘(em)power’. What power do each of us have to ignite, impact, and inspire one another?

The Evening Program

Registration & Welcome Reception –  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Discover the venue brimming with inspiration and vibrant energy! Enjoy delightful hors d’oeuvres and a welcome drink! Create memories and connect with the
2023/24 Women of Inspiration and gender equality advocates!

Explore Women-in-Business Bazaar presented by Imperial

Enjoy the Local Entertainment by Taylor Maki
Take a 360 video and/or a glamour photo presented by Nicole Maclean Photography
Browse through the Auction items presented by CEDA
Find your seat and your welcome bag with our limited edition keepsake wine glass presented by Stahl Peterbilt

Help yourself with table wine presented by Fort Mac Liquor.

Formal Program & Dinner – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This event is live-streamed so that many more guests can celebrate together.

Emcee: Jennifer Vardy

Opening Prayers and Blessings: Elder Lorraine Albert
(EM)POWERing activity presented by Balsom Communications
Enjoy your dinner enhanced by girls-led entertainment!

Dinner Menu

Hors D’oeuvres
Tomato Bruschetta | Edible Rusk Spoon
Crab Cake | Edible Rusk Spoon
Baked Brie | Cherry Compote | Crostini


Crispy Chickpea | Shaved Parmesan | Fresh Brussels | Caesar Dressing


Seasoned Chicken Breast | Ricotta Cheese | Risotto | Crispy Kale
Wild Mushroom Ravioli | Chef’s Marinara Sauce | Crispy Kale



White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote | Assorted Squares | Assorted Pies | Gluten Free Strawberry Champagne Cake


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Monday to Friday
9:00AM – 5:00PM