Past Events

Savvy Livin And Fun For Women Seminar

 Nov 3rd 2016 at Casablanca Winery Inn – 6:30 pm   

Thank you for joining us for Savvy Livin for Women seminar event! We had 3 dynamic motivational speakers to inspire you!   (See below)  Then we enjoyed wine and martinis and savory treats served by our sponsors with some spa treatments followed by a fashion show!

Great event with lots of fun and networking!

All in Support of the Canadian Diabetes Association

We had over 320 women in attendance!!!

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Our Speakers!!! 


Mindi O’Brien

mexicoMindi O’Brien is Canada’s top fitness personality & superstar.  She won the 2004 Canadian Fitness Championships with unanimous first-place scores, and one month later, Mindi representing Canada, made her professional debut at the I.F.B.B. SW USA Pro Cup, winning that competition with unanimous first-place scores over a field of American veteran world class competitors. Before Mindi, no Canadian competitor had ever won an IFBB professional fitness competition event, let alone on her first time out !! Since then, Mindi has professionally competed more than 50 times, with appearances representing Canada at 7 consecutive Fitness Olympias and 6 Arnold Classic Fitness International competitions, and the 1st ever Arnold Classic Europe, the three most prestigious fitness competitions in the world. This year Mindi wasthe first IFBB Fitness competitor to make a successful switch to the new Womens Physique Division and once again will be representing Canada at the 1st ever Womens Physique Olympia.

Mindi is not only a Professional Athlete, but she is a mother of a 20 year old son, Alex, a Personal Fitness Coach/Trainer, a wife and business owner of TEAMOBRIEN FITNESS. Mindi has also won many awards and titles including, Two-Time North American FVF Fitness & Strength Challenge Champion, Two Time TSN Fitness Series Champion, WNSO Muscle Mania Champion, 2005 MVP Canadian CBBF Fitness award, the IFBB Horizon Award, for the most promising IFBB Professional Fitness Newcomer, and was also awarded the 2006 IFBB Overall Best Fitness Competitor GeneX Award.

Mindi believes when you begin your athletic journey, regardless of your age or ability level, the experience is one of continuous new beginnings. It’s a lifetime of discovery and learning….The lessons may appear on many different levels, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As you evolve both Athletically and Personally, you’ll discover that this journey has no final destination or Finish Line.

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Renee F. Rebelo, CFP


Renee Rebelo is an Award winning industry leader, and recognized as one of the top 50 professionals in her field. As an International Financial Motivational Speaker and Leading Financial Strategist, Renee’s passion is to assist people, execute strategies and develop solutions that directly support their financial visions.

When Renee’s dad died suddenly at the young age of 42 and she watched as her family lost everything, she learned the hard way about why proper planning is so important.  This lead her into the financial management industry 21 years ago.  Now as a busy independent mom of two teenagers, Renee manages 3 separate businesses and strives to educate, motivate and empower people achieve financial success. 

As the founder of Savvy Livin for Women, (one of the not for profit companies) Renee Rebelo, is well-placed to offer advice to women on how to succeed in the business world. Her group, Savvy Livin’ for Women, strives to educate, motivate and empower women to achieve a better work-life harmony. She also organizes educational seminars for women, using her two-plus decades of experience in the industry to provide guidance on investments and financial planning. Then there’s the other not for profit business, Like-Minded Business Networkers, which she formed in 2009 and now boasts more than 1,400 business members from Oakville to Niagara.  She currently volunteers as the Chair of the Grimsby BIA and as the Central South Regional Chair with the Canadian Diabetes Association.