Manitoba rural women’s day

Manitoba rural women’s day MWI is hosting 2 speaker days titled “Manitoba Rural Women’s Day”, with the purpose of learning and networking.
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12/31/2017

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2018

At the Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2017 a survey was conducted. All participants were asked to fill out the survey plus members who weren’t able to attend could participate in an online survey. The survey was related to what are the concerns of rural women. A few interesting facts from the survey were:
• Of the 150 surveys completed, 61% live on farms or acreage
• Overall the top 3 priority issues facing rural women were identified as:
o Health care services in Rural Manitoba
o Mental Health Services in Rural Manitoba
o Elder care in rural areas
• For women under the age of 40 the top 2 concerns were the same but their 3rd priority was Child Care in Rural area.
Based on the results of the survey the Planned Program topic for 2018 will be Health Care in Rural Manitoba.
The proposed locations for Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2018 are West – Virden and East – Morris. Work on Rural Women’s Day 2018 will start early in 2018. Details will be announced as they are finalized by the planning committee.
The Planned Program Committee is looking for another committee member to work with Deb and Arenda. The job description is:
• There will be 1 or 2 face-to-face committee meetings, the rest will be via conference call, generally these are held monthly (or as required).
• Participate in the planning which includes sponsorship, advertising, speakers, display tables…
• Attend both days to assist with the execution of the event
• Optional: involvement in determining resolution issues and writing of resolution
If you are interested in helping with the planning of Manitoba Rural Women’s Day please contact the office.

12/31/2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
MANITOBA RURAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day was held in Minnedosa on October 14 and Komarno on October 28, hosted by Manitoba Women’s Institute (MWI). The topic for our event was Mental Health with the theme of “A Healthy Mind is a Treasure to Find”.

• There was a total of 210 in attendance. Of this number 30% were non-members.
• We received back 133 evaluation forms. Of these, 130 said they would definitely attend again.
• There was a range of age from under 20 to over 80, all ages found the day interesting and informative.
• MWI sold 6 new memberships.
• Prior to the event a focus group was held in Steinbach with 8 women who work in or use Mental Health Services in Manitoba. The results of this session will be used to develop resolutions to take to the MWI AGM in 2018. This also helped to build a relationship with a number of women (some of whom participated in our Fireside Chat).
• The display tables were well attended and were all related to our topic of mental health.
• All speakers were very well received with word such as dynamic, interesting, vibrant used on the evaluation forms.
• The speakers also made connections with each other and expressed appreciation with the opportunity to participate in our event.
• The Fireside chat had a very open discussion and sharing of personal stories. At least 1 of the participants has offered to speak at future events.
• A survey was conducted to help determine our topic for 2018, we receive 150 completed surveys.
• Of the 150, 61% live on farms or acreage.
• The overall top issue was Health Care in Rural Manitoba, the top choice for those under 40 is Rural Women in Leadership.
• A comment was received from on of the Fireside Chat participants “I really had no idea what wonderful work you do. I can honestly say that I took so much more home today than what I left with this morning”.
• Attendees appreciated that the day was well organised and thanked the committee for all their hard work.

Thanks to all the committee members and those who helped with the planning and execution of 2 very successful days.

Submitted by:
Debbie Melosky
Planned Program Committee Chair

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Keith Macpherson

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Unleash your crazy to win.... a great day today at Manitoba rural women’s day with my new friend, @vickiolatundun

Thanks to all of you for making Komarno's event so wonderful...
10/30/2017

Thanks to all of you for making Komarno's event so wonderful...

The event in Minnedosa was a huge success! The speakers were amazing and the vibration in the room full of women was inc...
10/17/2017

The event in Minnedosa was a huge success! The speakers were amazing and the vibration in the room full of women was incredible. We urge all women in eastern Manitoba to come to the event in Komarno. It is so worth it!!! See you all there!

Only one more week left until MRWD in Minnedosa... Hope to see you all there!
10/08/2017

Only one more week left until MRWD in Minnedosa... Hope to see you all there!

Please find below the "Rural Women’s Day to focus on mental health and wellness" article, published in Manitoba Co-opera...
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Please find below the "Rural Women’s Day to focus on mental health and wellness" article, published in Manitoba Co-operator...
https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/country-crossroads/rural-womens-day-to-focus-on-mental-health-and-wellness-2/?module=cat1&pgtype=article&i=

Rural and farm women face the same day-to-day pressures and stress as those who live in urban areas, but they also face unique challenges when it comes to

Special thanks to our sponsors for MRWD 2017!
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Special thanks to our sponsors for MRWD 2017!

T-shirts for MRWD are ready to order!The t-shirts have to be pre-ordered with the registration before September 30. The ...
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T-shirts for MRWD are ready to order!
The t-shirts have to be pre-ordered with the registration before September 30. The prize per t-shirt is $20.00. Sizes can be selected on the registration form.

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Save the date!

The article from Keith, the MRW day speaker, that will be going into the September MWI Newsletter:The Magic of Mindfulne...
08/30/2017
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The article from Keith, the MRW day speaker, that will be going into the September MWI Newsletter:

The Magic of Mindfulness; Overcoming your Fears
By: Keith Macpherson

One does not have to venture far outside of themselves to be met with stories of fear and adversity. Hourly news reports are regularly sharing the stories of misfortune, heartbreak and tragedy that seem to be so prevalent in the world. Many of us unconsciously live our own lives in a state of fear as well. Without knowing it, there are many moments throughout the day that trigger fear within us and cause us to either shut down, freeze or run the other way. The interesting thing is that many times our fears that appear to be so real in the moment simply end up being False Evidence Appear Real (FEAR). As a mindfulness coach and mindfulness practitioner, I have come to discover that although we will always have a version of fear (or False Evidence Appearing Real) playing out in our consciousness, it is our awareness and mindful responses to each situation that will make all the difference to how each event will play out.

I recently noticed myself experiencing a version of fear playing out in my own consciousness when I took my vehicle into the mechanics for servicing and was met with a $3000 repair bill for new brakes and struts. Upon receiving the news that my car was going to cost me $3000, I immediately felt myself freeze up and move into a state of internal fear. The thought that I was not going to have enough money to pay this bill immediately consumed my attention and there I was, in a state of fear. I started thinking about all the sacrifices that I would have to make in order to pay the ginormous bill and I felt myself getting more and more frustrated and upset about the whole situation in my mind. In that immediate moment, I decided to take a few deep breaths and remind myself that this was an opportunity to practice mindfulness. In my upcoming book, Making Sense of Mindfulness it is suggested that fear only exists in a past or a future thought. It is not ever happening in the present moment. Consider that right here and in every present moment, you are never in fear. In order to activate fear you have to enter into a thinking pattern that triggers a past or future scenario that is not actually playing out in the very present moment that you are currently experiencing. For me, while standing at the desk of my mechanic, I was in a state of fear triggered by a future thought that was suggesting there would not be enough money to pay the car bill. As soon as I gave this future-based thought my attention and energy, a pattern started forming and I immediately began to focus on this future fear becoming true. Although it was not real in the moment, every part of me was convinced that it soon would become real.

Instead of letting the future fear that suggested, I would not having enough money, consume me completely, I immediately engaged in a mindfulness practice. I took a few deep breaths, I re-focused my mind, I placed my hand on my heart and I stated, “There is an abundance of money flowing to you and through you all of the time. Relax and let it flow. You are safe”. I repeated this sentiment in my mind over and over with feeling until I felt an internal shift take place. Although fear was trying to convince me otherwise, I used the present moment to gain back my true power and made a conscious decision in both my head and my heart that this situation was going to work out perfectly and that I was safe.
To my surprise, two days after paying the car bill (in a newfound spirit of gratitude for the mechanic’s great work and with thoughts of abundance), I opened my mailbox to receive a check for $5000 that came from an unexpected source. All the energy I that had spent in the present moment worrying about a future fear that didn’t even manifest into reality was once again an experience of False Evidence Appearing Real.

I share this story in hopes that as you begin to integrate a mindfulness practice into your own life, you consciously remember that the present moment is where your real power exists. You have a choice in each moment to decide how you are going to look at the external scenarios that are playing out in your life. Thoughts of fear will immediately shut you down while thoughts of hope and optimism will produce miraculous results. As Wayne Dyer once said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. Here are a few mindfulness tips to cultivate a fearless lifestyle:

1. Refrain from listening and giving your attention to depressing and fearful news stories that may be playing out in your environment. Instead, focus your attention on stories of joy, happiness and great successes.

2. Monitor your thoughts as you move through the day. Do not give your attention to fearful thoughts that are outside of the present moment. Instead, focus on the present moment and choose thoughts that build you up instead of beat you up.

3. Create a sentence that you can repeat over and over in times of stress and fear to remind you that everything is going to be alright. One of my favorites is, “Everything is working out perfectly on time and I am safe!”.

Keith Macpherson is a mindfulness coach and author. To receive a daily inspirational email and other gifts, visit him at http://www.keithmacpherson.ca

08/08/2017

2017 Events;

October 14: Minnedosa Community Conference Center
63 Main St N, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0

October 28: Komarno Community Hall
76 Second St, Komarno, MB R0C 1R0

Hope to see you all there :)

Manitoba rural women’s day
08/04/2017

Manitoba rural women’s day

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day – October 14 & 28, 2017

Hosted by Manitoba Women’s Institute.

Saturday October 14, 2017 – Minnedosa, Manitoba (Minnedosa United Church, 48 Main Street)
Saturday October 28, 2017 – Komarno, Manitoba (Komarno Community Hall, 76 2nd Avenue)
Join us to learn and share on the topic of Mental Health.

This is a day to call our own so please help us promote Manitoba Rural Women’s Day!

Watch for more details on the MWI website (mbwi.ca) and on our event Facebook.


From the Manitoba Rural Women’s Day Planning Committee.

Please read more about Elaine, one of our speakers:If you could be a fly on the wall in my office and hear the heart tug...
08/04/2017
10 Things Farm Moms Really Want - Elaine Froese

Please read more about Elaine, one of our speakers:

If you could be a fly on the wall in my office and hear the heart tugging calls I have with farm moms, what would you do to make her feel better? In this week's blog post, I'm sharing 10 things the farm mom in your life really wants from you.
10 Things Farm Moms Really Want
She doesn't need flowers or chocolates. When was the last time you showed her the appreciation she deserves, said thank you for all the times she drove you to the doctors or brought you a drink while you were in the field? Show your farm mom or farm wife how much you really care....

http://elainefroese.com/farm-women/ten-things-farm-moms-really-want/?inf_contact_key=bf78e526a87b216aeb5cfe1dbb7580554fd7ac382004b12c3f8ad53543e24da6

All the best to you hard working farmers and farm moms!

Farm moms handle many heart tugs throughout their years on the farm. Show mom how you much you appreciate her, give her something she really wants.

The display tables for MRWD in Minnedosa and Komarno!
07/12/2017

The display tables for MRWD in Minnedosa and Komarno!

Special thanks to our sponsors for MRWD 2017!
07/07/2017

Special thanks to our sponsors for MRWD 2017!

Komarno and the community hall. We can't wait to see you all there!
06/16/2017

Komarno and the community hall. We can't wait to see you all there!

We have an announcement to share; Our location in Minnedosa has changed to the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre!
06/16/2017

We have an announcement to share; Our location in Minnedosa has changed to the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre!

Hope to see you all in Minnedosa!
06/02/2017

Hope to see you all in Minnedosa!

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05/24/2017

Manitoba rural women’s day's cover photo

Manitoba rural women’s day
05/12/2017

Manitoba rural women’s day

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day – October 14 & 28, 2017

Hosted by Manitoba Women’s Institute.

Saturday October 14, 2017 – Minnedosa, Manitoba (Minnedosa United Church, 48 Main Street)
Saturday October 28, 2017 – Komarno, Manitoba (Komarno Community Hall, 76 2nd Avenue)
Join us to learn and share on the topic of Mental Health.

This is a day to call our own so please help us promote Manitoba Rural Women’s Day!

Watch for more details on the MWI website (mbwi.ca) and on our event Facebook.


From the Manitoba Rural Women’s Day Planning Committee.

Do you want to become a research volunteer? Who can participate? Anyone who is between 30-46 years of age and has lived ...
05/12/2017

Do you want to become a research volunteer?

Who can participate?
Anyone who is between 30-46 years of age and has lived in Manitoba for at least 5 years.

What do participants do?
Participants come for 2 assessments (2 hours each on 2 consecutive days) at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba, or to TMPLR's mobile research unit in your own town.

What are the benefits of participating?
The research team will provide participants with their information from the measurements performed such as the body scan, blood pressure and strength test. Participants will also be remunerated for their participation in the trial. Finally, we hope the information from this study will benefit Manitobans in prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and kidney diseases.

We would love to hear back from you. Please contact us to get more information!

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2017 planning committee!Friday, April 28th in Portage la Prairie.First face-to-face meeting t...
05/05/2017

Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2017 planning committee!
Friday, April 28th in Portage la Prairie.
First face-to-face meeting this year!
The group picture of the committee left to right:
Marsha Harris, Arenda Vanderdeen, Debbie Melosky, Maren Mueller and Diane Hall.

Valerie Watt attended as a guest. She is part of the group that is taking care of the food and facilities in Komarno.

04/19/2017

Schedule FOR MINNEDOSA AND KOMARNO

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome / Greetings: Committee, MWI, Dignitary

9:20 – 10:50 Elaine Froese – “Planting the Seed of Hope”

10:50 Networking Break

11:10 Vicki Olatundun

11:50 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 Keith MacPherson – “Mindfulness”

2:30 Networking Break

2:50 –3:50 Fireside Chat – A conversation on Dealing with Mental Health
Moderator: Vicki Olatundun
Panellists: #1, #2, #3

3:50 Closing

04/10/2017
Manitoba Women's Institute

Please take a moment to discover more about Manitoba Women's Institute and its future events here;
http://www.mbwi.ca/

We began our year with 16 members, losing a long time member and friend in December 2016.Each member (or a combination of members)holds a monthly meeting in their homes. We had several members [...]

***Reminder***SAVE THE DATE for Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2017.Saturday October 14 – Minnedosa (United Church, 48 Main ...
04/10/2017

***Reminder***
SAVE THE DATE for Manitoba Rural Women’s Day 2017.

Saturday October 14 – Minnedosa (United Church, 48 Main Street)
Saturday October 28 – Komarno (Community Hall, 76 2nd Avenue)

The second annual Manitoba Rural Women’s Day, hosted by MWI, will be on the topic of Mental Health, with the sub-title of “A healthy mind is a treasure to find”.

There is a full day planned with 3 speakers and a Fireside chat. We will have a display area featuring organizations that focus on the topic of Mental Health.

The day runs from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 PM (registration starts at 8:30) with a registration fee of $20 for members and $25 for non-members. This is an ideal opportunity for W.I. promotion and recruitment so we encourage everyone to invite a friend. In addition to a day of great speakers there will be lunch, display tables, door prizes and a free new membership.

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