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Sparkfly Victoria – The Journey

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The Journey

Do you ever feel like you are just skating….nowhere….. fast? With all the roles we juggle as women, it is challenging to find the time to evaluate and reflect on the personal journey we are on.  Prepare to find inspiration from the stories of two fabulous and creative women who bring a level of depth and awareness to their own journey.   Join us for an evening of sharing, exploration and great conversation at the warm and inviting Nourish Bistro

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Chantey Dayal

We are happy to present our first speaker, Chantey Dayal, a very talented visual artist from the Cowichan Valley who weaves themes of identity, motherhood and nature into her works. Chantey will share about her journey as an artist and woman. She will also share exercises to deepen your own creativity that will encourage you on your path. Recently, she travelled to Ethiopia with her 9 year old daughter to participate in building schools for Imagine1Day. This journey has inspired her own work which she will share with us on this evening.
Chantey has presented in the past at the Vancouver Sparkfly. She should not be missed. Be prepared to create!

Lena Del Mar

Lena is a student, teacher and co – owner of Moksha Yoga Victoria.

She is a wonderful guide for anyone’s journey in life. Lena’s influences come from various traditions, teachers, and cultures. To her, practicing yoga is like ” embracing the puzzle of life and finding peace with all of the pieces, even when it seems like they don’t fit.” Lena is an intense seeker herself and she has the ability to guide others to their truth. While not teaching yoga, running a thriving studio or managing a busy family, Lena leads retreats in Mexico. .   On this Sparkfly evening, Lena will share about how to deepen our journey and infuse it with more meaning and joy


Our goal at Sparkfly is to encourage community, collective creativity and stimulate collaboration.  Let’s get together and have to dream, share and give ourselves the space and permission to explore.  The last event was sold out and tickets are limited, so secure yours now.

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Written by Tamar

January 23rd, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Sparkfly Victoria Launch – Friday November 1

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We are so excited that Sparkfly is launching in Victoria on November 1. The fabulous Pam Lewis is organising this evening and we will be there to support her. Here is the info on the speakers, hope to see you there!

Join us for an evening of sharing, exploration and great conversation. Prepare to find inspiration from the stories of two fabulous, creative women who have made and continue to make their mark in Victoria and beyond. We are so excited to have the following women share their stories with us. We will learn how they arrived at the place they are in, what served as a catylst for them to get there and how do they renew themselves on their journey

Monique Salez 

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Owner, Artistic Director of  A mulit-talented performer/teacher, Monique is incredibly passionate about the potential for the human spirit to speak through the body in motion. A teacher of Flamenco, Efunk, floor barre, Pilates and Vinyasa Yoga, Monique moves and instructs from the inside out. Awarded multiple grants from The Canada & BC Arts Councils she travels to Spain refreshing her studies with the flamenco greats.  On this very special evening with Sparkfly she is going to share ways she renews her spirit through her passions of dance, choreography and connection with others. Monique will share how she renews her courageous and powerful presence and how you can awaken that in yourself.

Leslie Shewring

Leslie Shewring relocated back to Victoria from Los Angeles recently. She went to the U.S. to earn a degree in Architecture and Interior Design. Immediately after finishing school, Leslie had the opportunity to team up with a manufacturing and distributing company. Collaborating together, Leslie developed, designed, and handled packaging direction for many products sold in major retailers throughout North America. Although she loved her job, the deadlines, cross-country travel, and long trips to Asia did not fit with her ideal of family life. When Leslie had her first child 6 years ago, she stepped away. Now most of her days are spent with her two little kids, or in her home studio where she paints, collages, styles, and photographs. Leslie shares her creative projects on her blog A Creative Mint and she also authors a popular monthly column on the blog Decor8 called Color Me Pretty. In the past, Leslie has teamed up with Holly Becker to teach Blogging Your Way, a popular e-course that ran twice a year. Sensing a need to renew her creativity,  she took a step back from blogging this year to pursue opportunities that were a result of her online presence.  Not only is she publishing her first book through Chronicle Books  on flowers and decorating, she is launching a line of textiles which will be coming out in the new year.
During the evening, Leslie will share in her authentic and accessible way how the world of social media can be a place to renew’s one spirit and explore creativity if done with intention. She has built a large online community through her blog, pinterest and instagram that has led to renewed creativity in her own life as well as others. She will share about her commitment to practice creativity in small ways everyday in order nourish herself.

For more information and tickets please go to our Eventbrite page here.

Written by Tamar

October 9th, 2013 at 11:13 am

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Seeking Balance in the Creative Mind – October 9th, 2013

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Join us for an evening of sharing, exploration, and great conversation. Prepare to find inspiration from the stories of two fabulous creative women who have made and are continuing to make their mark in Vancouver and beyond.

We are so excited to have the following women share their stories with us. We will learn how they arrived to the place they are in now and what was the catalyst that led them there.

Yvette Lu is an actress, writer, and a family physician, yes you heard right! Yvette will be sharing her story with us. How she came to acting and what it is like to divide her time between her job as a family physician and her creative life as an actress and writer. Yvette will also be performing a short segment of her one woman show during the evening.

Our second presenter is quite well known in East Vancouver as the owner of the lovely store Collage CollageErin Boniferro. Erin is an artist and educator and before opening Collage Collage in 2009, she taught at various places across Vancouver including Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Erin will be sharing her creative journey with us as well as doing a little craft session towards the end of the evening.

We also have exciting beautiful jewellery to give away donated by the lovely Britanny of Type b

Come join us and meet other creative women in Vancouver. Let’s learn more about each other and continue to build a supportive collective.

Tea and nibbles will be served and there will be a chance to mingle with the other Sparkflyers!

TICKETS available here:

Written by Cherish

October 2nd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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“The Art of Noticing Life” at Little Nest, Thursday April 4

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We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our next event on Thursday April 4.

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We will have Samantha Reynolds of Bentlily join us. Samantha was recently featured in Oprah Magazine and will share an interactive exercise to help us notice our lives and live in the moment.


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Jackie Ellis, Owner and Baker at Beaucoup Bakery, will join us too to tell us her interesting story from graphic designer to baker. Her baked goods are mouthwatering and she was included in the list of 40 Foodies Under 40 in Western Living Magazine this month!

As if this wasn’t enough, we will also be sharing a circle exercise with all of you to get to know each other better. Trust me, it is loads of fun!

Hope you will be able to join us on April 4. Please share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Tamar & Cherish

Written by Tamar

March 15th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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Mention on Uppercase Magazine Blog!

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We are also so thrilled to have a mention on the Uppercase Magazine Blog yesterday. It is so lovely especially as it is one of our favourite magazines.

Thank you Uppercase!

Sparkfly February 21 – SOLD OUT!!

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We are happy to announce that Sparkfly on February 21 is now SOLD OUT!!!

So excited to share yet another gorgeous evening with wonderful creative beautiful women!


“Authenticity” at Little Nest – February 21, 2013

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Join us for an evening of exploring “authenticity” as our speakers discuss and share how their experiences and creative talents help them pursue authentic lives and living with with presence.

Speakers include:

Deanna Knight – Chanteuse & Songwriter
Georgia Morley – Chef, Heirloom Restaurant and White Light Chef
Morag Hastings – Doula & Birth Photographer

Come join us for some snacks and beverages as we celebrate Vancouver’s new space for creative women. Tickets can be purchased here!


Written by Tamar

February 8th, 2013 at 11:23 am

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“The Five Senses” at Little Nest – September 20, 2012

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Come join us for an evening of sharing and inspiration! Indulge your five senses as we explore music, photography, food and more! Our speakers include Jill Barber, Kitchen Culinaire, Union Photographers and Mary-Jo Fetterly. Listen as each of them describe and share their own personal creative journeys. Limited tickets are available here

Five Senses at Little Nest – September 20, 2012

Yolanda Liman of Drawing It Out will be facilitating the introduction to the evening

Guest Speakers

Jill Barber

Kitchen Culinaire

Mary Jo Fetterly

Holly Truchan

Secure your ticket now! 

Written by Tamar

September 5th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

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Welcome to Sparkfly. A place for women to share, inspire, create.

Sparkfly is a series of evenings featuring diverse women in Vancouver sharing their creative journeys. It is a place where women can share, inspire and create. It is a small and intimate gathering creating a warm and safe space for the speakers and audience to reveal their experiences, ideas and dreams.

We’d love to see you at our next event on December 4th, 2014!

For more information or if you would like to share your creative journey please email us at

**All proceeds from ticket sales help us cover cost of space, treats and beverages as well as for future shows. Thank you for your support!**

Written by Tamar

July 6th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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