Marilyn Denis

Marilyn Denis, one of the busiest, most fun-loving – and quite honestly, one of the nicest people in broadcasting –is back at the Women’s Lifestyle Show in 2012 to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  As one of our most popular speakers we are making extra room at the Chatelaine Main Stage for Marilyn!

Marilyn is also back on TV -she made her highly anticipated return to television early 2011, as host of her own daytime series, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW.

THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs weekdays on CTV and provides Marilyn’s audience with the best in entertainment and lifestyle television.

A definite trailblazer, Marilyn became the first female DJ at KRPL in Moscow, Idaho. She then moved to Calgary where she held various radio positions including programmer, music director, and traffic reporter. But it wasn’t until she auditioned to become Roger Ashby’s co-host, that Marilyn found her niche. After interviewing dozens of broadcasters and actresses, Marilyn breezed into CHUM FM in July 1986. After chatting with her for a few brief minutes, Roger immediately remarked, “I think we’ve found the right one.”

Marilyn has always balanced her dynamic radio career with her candid television presence. She first began her career in television by reporting on sports, weather, and entertainment at CFCN-TV (CTV Calgary) and working as a freelance reporter for TSN. Marilyn also shared hosting duties on Bravo!’s Gemini Award-winning concert series LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL and was host of the popular daily show CITYLINE for nearly 20 years.

A triple Gemini Award winner (including back-to-back Viewers Choice Awards), Marilyn received The Rosalie Award, honouring Canadian women who have paved the way for others in radio broadcasting in 2006.

Always entertaining she brings her candid presentation directly to us at the Women’s Lifestyle Show on Saturday March 24th. Come early to get the best seat!

Reena Nerbas

Whether the issues are cleaning, food, gardening, organizing, substitutions, decorating, tackling stains and odors…Reena Nerbas has the answers!  A nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a regular guest on radio and TV shows across Canada including Canada AM, The Steven & Chris Show, Breakfast Television, Good Morning Canada and City Cooks” Reena offers practical advice on making your home, garden and yourself more green and clean!

Reena has written 3 National Best-selling books, “Household Solutions 1 with Substitutions and Household Solutions 2 with Kitchen Secrets” and Household Solutions, with Green Alternatives. All are sold across Canada and the U.S. She graduated from University of Manitoba with a degree in Clothing/Textiles/Foods/Nutrition and Business Administration. After marrying and having four children, she has had many (MANY) opportunities to test solutions on stains, odors solutions while repairing items all over not only the house but the entire yard.

She also writes for national websites and has contributed to Canadian Living Magazine, Home Basics, Today’s Parent and Home Trends magazine as well as numerous other publications. Entertaining and informative – Reena will help you get find new answers to your tough household management questions!

Main Stage – Saturday March 24th @ 12:00 pm

Stop crying over onions and clean your house using my ‘Hamburger Theory’. Learn how to reduce toxic chemicals in your life by using what we have on hand. More and more people are being “Greenwashed” into thinking that the products sold on store shelves are healthier, when in fact there are currently no government legislations as to what can be considered, non-toxic, green or environmentally friendly. It’s time to get back to basics and use the inexpensive safe products that our grandmothers used.

The products behind our cupboard doors have more uses than anyone ever dreamed of and it’s time that people knew. No longer do we need to sprint to the grocery stores to purchase strong chemicals, instead we can use what we already have on hand and make much greener, less expensive and healthier choices.

Main Stage – Sunday March 25th @ 11:00 am

Grab your mouthwash and weed the garden. Get rid of garden pests using products that you already have on hand. Our grandparents controlled weeds and summer annoyances using good ol’ fashioned non-toxic products and so can we. You will be amazed when you learn how easy gardening is without using store brought products. Get rid of wasps, skunks, slugs, cats, mice and many other garden critters with less expensive, environmentally friendly and non toxic solutions.

Caird Urquhart

Main Stage on Saturday March 24, 2012 ~ 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm


We’ve all been there, floundering after the end of a relationship.

Do you want to get your life back on track?

Caird Urquhart, life coach and author of “30 Ways to Better Days: How to Rally After You’ve Been Dumped”, is back from her U.S. media tour and will be sharing some of her secrets about how to regroup and take control of your life.

You’ll want to bring your girlfriends to this one ladies. Thirty minutes of upbeat interaction that promises to raise your self-esteem and put a bounce in your step. You will walk away with 10 concrete proactive ways to move on after a breakup.

Julie Daniluk, RHN

Main Stage on Sunday March 25, 2012 ~ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Stress, Emotional Eating, and the Inflammation Connection with Julie Daniluk, RHN

By following an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, it is possible to change how you respond to the stresses in your life and the pain associated with inflammation. In this interactive workshop, Julie will share how she overcame emotional eating and anxiety with a tool kit of yoga, supplementation and nutrition. Find a greater sense of ease, improved vitality, balanced brain chemistry and a positive outlook on life in this entertaining lecture.

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. She is author of Meals That Heal Inflammation (Random House)


What you will learn:

• Avoid the 2 pm slump at work by getting off the energy roller coaster.
• Choose the nutrients needed for balanced brain chemistry and a positive outlook.
• Reduce emotional eating, depression and anxiety with your tool kit of nutrition.
• Improve the quality of your sleep and wake up refreshed.