Every year, we are honoured to host inspiring community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of women affected by trauma. This year, we continue that tradition with a powerful group of women from the arts and creative sectors, whose work explores the role of art and creativity in nurturing personal growth, revitalizing culture, and building community:

  • Frazey Ford, celebrated indie musician and actor from Vancouver
  • Lindsay Delaronde, Victoria’s inaugural Indigenous Artist in Residence and practicing professional artist
  • Dr. Darlene Clover, University of Victoria professor whose research focuses on arts, women’s political education, and social activism
  • Tiffany Joseph, Bridges graduate and storyteller engaged in W̱SÁNEĆ cultural and ecological revitalization
  • Diane Gilliland, former Bridges counsellor and member of the Victoria Storytellers Guild

We are thankful for our dedicated event emcee, Robin Farrell, co-host of the Morning Show on Ocean 98.5 FM.

Robin Farrell 

Robin Farrell is an award-winning broadcaster with 18 years of morning show experience – 13 of which have been spent here in Victoria. She was a recipient of the “Morning Show of the Year” award at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in 2013, and was a nominee for the Vancouver Island Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Awards in 2013. Robin rode the 2010 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock as a media rider raising money for pediatric cancer research, and was a nominee for the 2016 National Philanthrophy Awards in Victoria for Co-Founding and Co-Chairing the Cycle of Hope Society – a 5 year fundraising project that raised awareness and inspired hope in families living with ALS.