Girls' Night #4: Responsibility & Giving Back

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Niagara Artists Centre

354 Saint Paul Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2

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Join us on November 6th at the Niagara Artists Centre for Girls' Night #4: Responsibility and Giving Back.

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With a uniquely female perspective, we’ll be chatting about building community, fostering diversity and inclusiveness, and how social responsibility affects your brand and your bottom line.

Guest panelist Erica Campbell, co-founder of the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies will join your co-hosts, Tamara Jensen and Christine Flynn. Light snacks will be provided by Chef Christine Flynn of iQ Food Co., and Chef Adam Hynam-Smith of Dispatch.

6:00 pm - Welcome reception with complimentary beverage and light snacks

6:30 pm - Panel discussion and Q&A

8:00 pm - Networking and cash bar

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER, ERICA CAMPBELL:

Having graduated as an educator in 2010, Erica responded to an ad shortly after on Craig's List to work as a brand ambassador at Toronto's Festival of Beer. Thinking it would just be a casual summer job, she immediately felt connected to the beer industry and never looked back! Since then, she has worked full time at Black Oak Brewery, Collective Arts Brewing and now Henderson Brewing in Toronto. While at Black Oak, she worked in an all-male space and saw the need for women & beer events and so The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies was born with four other industry pals.

Over 5 years later, the SOBDL is now owned by Erica and one of the original co-founders Jaime Dobbs who works at Beau's Brewing. The SOBDL now has a year-round beer at the LCBO and has blossomed into North America's largest craft beer/womyn community in Toronto, Ottawa & Hamilton.

After five years, the SOBDL has thrown over 50 events (Bevies, Lady Beer Fests, tap takeovers, beer dinners, etc.) and raised over $45,000 for the Canadian Women’s Foundation

In addition to events, the SOBDL now collaborates with breweries across Ontario to create monthly brews and hosts quarterly intimate beer dinners at top restaurants in Toronto. They have a Good Tap draught initiative at C’est What and Spin Toronto & The Antler Room, featuring a rotating selection of women-brewed beers with $1 from every pint donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The SOBDL continues to create dynamic and diverse spaces to showcase and host women-identified folk. At Society of Beer Drinking Ladies when we say woman, we mean anyone who identifies as a woman, non-binary, gender-fluid or non-conforming, or any person that would like to be included in this definition.

Erica also throws an annual boutique wild/funk alcohol festival called Wild Things Festival with beer writers and sommelier sisters Tara & Crystal Luxmore, and manages The Beast Inn Air BnB property with her partner and chef Scott Vivian of Beast Restaurant. When she turns off her brain, she likes to walk or cycle around the city, hang with her cats Muffin & Pickles, play Chinese Checkers with her Oma and visit craft breweries.

Find out more at ladiesdrinkbeer.com

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS, CHRISTINE FLYNN & TAMARA JENSEN:

Christine Flynn is Executive Chef and Partner of iQ Food Co, a growing fast casual restaurant group with ten locations in Toronto. A veteran of the industry with over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, her simple, unfussy food showcases her passion for vibrant colours, textures, and flavours. Although firmly embedded in plant-forward cuisine, she spent the early part of her career working in fine dining restaurants in Halifax and Nantucket, graduating at the top of her class at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, as well as staging in a Michelin restaurant in Burgundy. At 27, Christine was the youngest board member to date of the Nantucket Wine Festival, which continues to be recognized as a top food and wine destination in North America.

A celebrated writer, food stylist, and photographer, Christine's work has appeared in Wired, Bon Appetit, Eater, The London Times, Vogue, Munchies, High Times, Rebel Mama and numerous other publications. She has developed social content and strategy for several notable clients, including Firstborn, Porter, Crispin & Bogusky, and Rodale. Christine has also appeared in video content for Tastemade, Eater and Nomiku. Christine was a guest judge on Top Chef Season 13, and appears in this season’s Food Network's Fire Masters. She is currently co-authoring her first cookbook, with Emma Knight of Greenhouse Juice, which focuses on mama centric recipes with a nod to nonna’s everywhere but firmly entrenched in a modern lifestyle.

Tamara Jensen is the brains behind the brand. Combining her M.A. in Forensic Psychology, her practice as a visual artist, and a decade of experience as a culinary entrepreneur, Tamara applies her creative insight to help businesses become brands that people believe in.

As Proprietor of Dispatch, a new fine-dining restaurant, and as Brand Strategist at Form & Affect, a creative marketing agency, Tamara does double-duty as an invested co-founder of her own business, and brand-builder for some of Ontario’s most innovative companies. She believes in creating meaningful connections with audiences, and helps businesses map their course to creating lifelong loyal supporters and market opportunities.

Tamara has been recognized by the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (2012), the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (2012) and Women in Business (2014), and 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Awards (2018). Her team’s campaigns have been recognized nationally, including the 2018 Best Marketing Video from the Economic Developers Association of Canada. Tamara’s culinary businesses have been featured on Food Network Canada, Global Television, and CTV, and in publications including Toronto Life, Paste Magazine, and House & Home.

In her volunteer role as VP of the Board of Directors at the Niagara Artists Centre, Tamara is a proponent of the arts as entrepreneurship, and leverages her networks to bolster one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres and its member artists.

As a Compassionate City ambassador, Tamara champions inclusion, equality, and opportunity. Dispatch is the first restaurant in Ontario to be a certified Living Wage employer, and Tamara is active in local organizations that support skills development and employment for vulnerable populations.

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Niagara Artists Centre

354 Saint Paul Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2

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