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Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club

1350 Chemin Bord-du-Lac

Dorval, QC H9S 2E3


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The 1st annual AUTHOR FEST FUNDRAISER on October 5, 2019 at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club celebrates authors and publishing while supporting babies and families ~ Birthing Books and Birthing Babies. Thanks to the generosity of so many who are donating their time and talent, we will shine the light on the creativity and artistry of one to support the life-changing innovation of another by participating in this inspirational fundraising event in support of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. All proceeds will support the ongoing excellent family care at the Birthing Center of the Lakeshore General Hospital.

About the Author Fest Fundraiser

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about authorship and book publishing will be ALL UNDER ONE ROOF on October 5th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Listen to our Keynote Guest Speakers;
  • Watch inspiration in action with our Special Guest Artist painting LIVE throughout the day;
  • Book Signings with 18 local and international authors;
  • “How to Write and Publish your Book With Ease Expert Panel Q&A” with the Oxygen Publishing House Team;
  • Featured Author Talks
  • Stop Style n’ Go hair styling with a forthcoming author & professional hair stylist;
  • FREE manuscript micro-review assessments, in English and French, by a professional editing team;
  • Kids Corner Story Time for your children (bring their favorite books) with two children’s book authors Jenny Q Kuspira and the star of her new book, Sweet Treat a Willy Wuz Adventure and Charlene Renaud, international bestselling author of The Piñata Theory and Precious Piñata. Bring your children and learn about real-life topics, leadership, respect, connection and communication with her new teaching character and guide book.
  • Raffle Prizes and a Silent Auction at the stunning and historic Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club.


ERAMELINDA BOQUER – Award-winning Communications Specialist and Broadcast Host.

PAT DONNELLY - Journalist, former Montreal Gazette Theatre and Book Critic.

DAN LAXER - Writer, Poet, Copywriter, Broadcaster, Voice Artist, Dad.

DAVID WALCOTT - President of W&W Beverages Inc., Hockey Coach, Dad.




Richard Tardif

Linda Green

Jenny Q Kuspira

Lise Pratte



About Carolyn Flower

Carolyn Flower is an international author success coach, bestselling author and publisher who combines literary and promotional expertise with personal growth principles into her 27-year creative entrepreneurial practice. She passionately builds belief in clients and students while guiding them to identify their vision and connect to its significance, taps into their creative talent and moves them confidently towards achieving their writing and publishing goals. She supports aspiring and emerging authors who want to share their stories with the world by “birthing” their books. In February 2019, she partnered with J.P. Martel and launched the Oxygen Publishing House. Created by authors for authors, Oxygen is an integrative, client-driven publishing company with a team of industry professionals who are devoted to discovering, cultivating and developing emerging and known authors internationally.

“Children and books inspire us all with wonder and joy. I hope that this creative fundraising event raises money and awareness for the Birthing Center at the Lakeshore Hospital where my three children were born 28, 24, and 21 years ago, while supporting the best in literary excellence. It's my absolute pleasure to create this event and hope attendees feel empowered to become the authors they aspire to be. Because this time next year, the world will be buzzing about books that are delighting readers and changing lives. Make yours one of them.”

– Carolyn Flower, Partner for Care Ambassador for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and Creator of the Author Fest Fundraiser.

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Carolyn Flower, CEO Carolyn Flower International

Founding Partner, Oxygen Publishing House Inc.


Story Behind the Story

In May, 1991, I became a mom for the first time. Dr. John Bray was my doctor and I delivered the first of three children, a healthy baby boy named Christopher at the Lakeshore General Hospital. There was no such thing as a "Birthing Center" back then, we brought our babies into the world in a sterile operating room, babies were taken and brought back to the recovery room, and then we returned to our hospital room where we generally stayed for about 48 hours.

In March 1995, I returned to the Lakeshore General Hospital to deliver our second son, Benjamin. He was delivered by Dr. Bray and also in the O.R.

In October 1998, I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to deliver our "ice storm baby", our daughter Samantha. My labor was short, only four hours so when I arrived, I was ready to head right into the O.R. Instead, I was brought into a lovely room for the remainder of my labor, with a comfy bed, plenty of room to walk around in privacy and experience a natural birth. The bed became a delivery bed, and Dr. Bray arrived in the middle of the night to safely deliver her. She was looked after in our room by the excellent nurses, our two sons visited, our parents, and THIS birthing experience, was far beyond compare.

Almost 21 years later to the day, I would like to honor every family who has delivered since then at the LGH Birthing Center, and the 1800 families annually who currently experience childbirth in this world class environment and facility. The Birthing Center supports all of Mom's needs and is regularly upgrading their equipment. With your donation, you are having a DIRECT impact on patient care. YOU can make a difference.

Community Partnership

I am honored to partner with the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation to raise a minimum $5,000 to support the Birthing Center and their on-going care for families serving a very wide geographic region. I am very grateful to the care I received 28, 24 and 21 years ago, and that each of my babies were delivered by my own doctor and at a hospital close to home. I would like to take this opportunity to give back to the institution located in the community where I grew up and started my family.

HELP ME HELP the Lakeshore General Hospital by donating to this Innovative and Creative Fundraising Event in support of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. All proceeds will support the ongoing excellent family care at the Birthing Center at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, QC on Saturday, October 5th at the historic and stunning Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club

1350 Chemin Bord-du-Lac

Dorval, QC H9S 2E3


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