Have I mentioned how EXCITED Little Lady and I are to be going to the
EAST COAST WOMEN'S SHOW??
Some have been asking me how this reflects on motorcycle lifestyle and I admit that baffles me! How yes it not?? Women are the largest "growing" demographic in motorcycling.. ok I don't know if that is. fact but I bet it is. There are A LOT of women riders.
We have to remember that as much as we wish the bike and the open road is all that matters once you get on that machine.. the reality is that there is still life outside biking.
Sooo if you are around the Halifax Exhibition Centre this weekend come in!!! You will be glad you did!!
See below for the press release from ECWS!!
"Event organizer Heather Gunning says attendees can indulge themselves with “the very best in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel” while spending a relaxing day being pampered with spa treatments, massages and retail therapy.“It’s going to be like one big girl’s day out,” says Gunning. “The Women’s Show is a place where women can find time for themselves, spend a fun day with their girlfriends, shop vendors booths, relax, explore new ideas or products, find exciting activities, enjoy entertainment, register to win great prizes and more.”
Gunning and her family have designed trade shows across Canada for decades. She thought she was ready to retire, but she felt too young and energetic to sit around all day and thought she needed a new project.
“I was thinking about how there were boat shows and home shows and RV shows and bridal shows, but there was nothing that just celebrated women of all ages,” says Gunning. “There wasn’t one big, special event just for women to enjoy. Moms, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, girlfriends — everyone! It’s going to be such an empowering and uplifting show to attend.”
Gunning wound up partnering with her granddaughter, Heather Ireland — a stay-at-home mom of two young children — and they’ve been working on the show together since September.
They’ve already lined up nearly 100 different vendors to set up “mini boutiques” at the East Coast Women’s Show — everything from health and wellness providers to businesses specializing in fashion, jewellery, cosmetics, skincare, aesthetics, gifts, massage therapy, clothing, travel, fitness, home improvement, finance, decorating, food, wine and spirits.
“Attendees can get a massage, get hair extensions, get their makeup done, get teeth whitening, have their eyebrows done, get a bra fitting, have their wardrobe redesigned — there’s so much to try,” says Gunning.
The East Coast Women’s Show will feature a mini stage for makeovers, a cooking stage with live demonstrations and a main stage with entertainment happening every hour — like singing, dancing, Zumba, motivational speaking and more.
Tickets will be available at the door ($11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for students) and valid for both days. Attendees are encouraged to come by Saturday and Sunday so they don’t miss anything.
International World Champion Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn will take the stage on Sunday as a keynote speaker. With more than a decade as a professional entertainer, Gunning says Thane has a very interesting story to tell — how hard work and dedication and believing in yourself you can help you reach your goals.
Angie Stoker from Porter’s Lake was once named Canada’s first “Mary Kay Millionaire,” and now she’s a world-renowned motivational speaker who will take the stage Saturday and Sunday to talk honestly about her experience in direct sales.
Stoker joined Mary Kay in 1980 with the hope of making $100 a week, and by the time she retired in 2017, she had earned 20 cars, trips around the world and more than $7M in commissions.
Attendees will also have the chance to win great prizes, including beauty products from Bend Beauty, laser acupuncture treatment, free teeth whitening from Inari Wellness and a complete makeover from Renée Martin (The Style Coach).
White Point Beach Resort is offering up a girl’s getaway package so one lucky attendee can bring three of her besties for a weekend away, including meals.
Dany Duguay, a certified in-home caterer and personal chef with 15+ years’ experience, is offering a home-cooked dinner for four. She’ll come to the winner’s home with everything she needs to prepare a fabulous feast in their very own kitchen.
Access Acupuncture is organizing a “One Pin Challenge” where they’ll attempt to relieve at least 60 per cent of your pain with a single acupuncture pin. If you’re willing to let them try, they’ll donate $1 to Bryony house for every extra pin they use.
Fox Harb’r Resort will be setting up a putting green where attendees can pay $2 for the chance to sink a hole-in-one and be entered to win a girlfriend’s getaway package at Fox Harb’r Resort. (All of the putt funds will be donated to Autumn House Amherst.)
Gunning says she is so excited for the weekend to arrive and promises this isn’t a “one-and-done” kind of show. Her goal is to make the East Coast Women’s Show a fun annual experience that can brighten up the “February blahs” for years to come.
“People are thrilled that there’s finally a show for women, and it’s going to be a really fun, uplifting atmosphere,” says Gunning. “We encourage everyone to take your time walking around because there will be so much to see and enjoy. Just relax and take it all in!”
The East Coast Women’s Show runs Saturday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 23 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available at the door ($11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for students) and valid for both days. Visit ecwshow.com to learn more."
The Women’s Show is a place where women can find time for themselves, spend a fun day with their girlfriends, shop vendors booths, relax, explore new ideas or products, find exciting activities, enjoy entertainment, register to win great prizes and more.”
Coastal Cruising with Coastal Gypsies
As published on CMTA
Written by Rexy
With snow flying faster than DC on his Harley Sportster, I, Rexy, sit here to plan our 2020 Rides. It looks like the true Canadian North out there but with faith, spring will be here soon. Nova Scotia may be small in size but we are big in adventure.
Not all the adventure is just for the highways, on February 22, join Little Lady and I as we tour the East Coast Women’s Show! Held at Halifax Exhibition Centre, there will be many vendors, music, prizes and more! I know Privateers-Harley Davidson shop will be there and I am sure they will be bringing some bling!
Keep watching the CMTA pages and our group for some exciting news regarding the Halifax International Tattoo! I am not saying anything for sure but I just maybe looking for a date to take to the show *wink*!
Now.. Onto the rides, there are many rides and Ride nights to keep you rolling every night of the week throughout Nova Scotia in the peak riding season. Regular Ride nights of the past are sure to continue in 2020 and we plan to check them all out. Stay tuned for a list of Community Ride nights as they develop!
Coastal Gypsies 2020 Season, officially kicks off on May 2 this year with the Truro’s Blessings of the Bikes! Held in Victoria Park and attended by hundreds of bikers from all over the Maritimes. With awards for largest group and furthest ride. There are vendors, music, food and of course the Blessing. Riders come out for this one regardless of the weather and you can feel the excitement for the season to come!
Our regular bike night is Tuesday Night Bike Night in Masstown, NS. Held about 15 minutes outside Truro, you can go the express way there along Highway 104, or take your time and tour along the wonderful Bay of Fundy. For us, the old highway promises a scenic ride with the Bay at your side. Touring through old farming country on Highway 4, taking every freshly paved turn with just a little twist in the wrist. The meeting spot is held at Masstown Market, where there is always a warm welcome, a designated area for us all to gather and shine, lots of coffee and goodies on hand! Sharon always runs a 50/50 in support of a year end Biker’s Picnic so if you stop in be sure to say “Hi, Great job!” to her as she hustles around!
Bike nights in Masstown usually start mid to end of May and are on just in time to warm the tires for the Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A) 100 mile ride. For those of you following along on our Coastal Gypsies Blog you know just how challenging (but super FUN) this ride can be! With a different route each year, they always make sure to scout it out and ensure it suits riders of all levels. They are great making sure all riders know the route and rules before we head out and ensure everyone has a great time. They are prepared for hiccups that may arise and even give out prizes along the way! The ride is followed with an amazing fundraiser dinner and auction raising money for a great cause, supporting and empowering abused children!
Some other rides we plan to check out this year, include but are not limited to;
the Annual Memorial Bikers Run on May 24, hosted by Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association. The MMTA are a group of amazing riders in yellow out to support the events of other organizations. Anyone who loves to ride is welcome.
The Biker’s Down Angel Run on June 20, the annual memorial Angel ride is to remember all of our brothers and sisters who have passed on in the riding community and the proceeds are set aside for condolence donations to the families of fallen riders. Biker’s Down is a not for profit organization established by Nova Scotia Bikers to provide assistance to our Nova Scotian motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages, all makes and all clubs.
The Annual Highway of Heroes Run on August 22, raising awareness about critical incident stress among military members and first responders, organizers hope the event inspires people to be mindful year-round.
With the 2020 rides and rallies events just hitting the airwaves, along with other special events we have planned, we are sure to have a memory packed season. Join us and CMTA as we bring you all the action from the East Coast - Canada’s Ocean Playground!
Check out the events here!! Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association - Events Calendar
Little Lady and I (Rexy) are super excited to be covering this event for Coastal Gypsies, Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Assoc and Female (Riders) everywhere!!
Look for us there and be sure to say Hi!!!
East Coast Women't show! - “the very best in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel” while spending a relaxing day being pampered with spa treatments, massages and retail therapy.
Feb 22 & 23 - The East Coast Women’s Show runs Saturday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 23 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available at the door ($11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for students) and valid for both days. Visit ecwshow.com to learn more.