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Jan Damery, YW Calgary

Jan Damery, YW Calgary

What do you get when you cross an urgent need in our community with the passion, firepower, and leadership of a woman? Jan Damery, the Vice President of External Affairs and Engagement of the YWCA Calgary. Jan has rallied a community in its darkest days and helped raise the capital for the new YW home in Calgary. She is constantly looking for ways to innovate the philanthropy model for new and sustainable outcomes and impact. You will enjoy meeting Jan. So, grab a drink and read on. 
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Yvette Nekuda

Yvette Nekuda

Yvette Nekuda is a force of nature, harnessing design for many purposes, all steeped in Eastern European history, art and architecture. An immigrant from Prague, Czech Republic, Yvette journeyed from a home with of whom she has a complicated fondness, to the Netherlands, to eventually finding herself in Calgary. If you have an opportunity to experience first-hand her beauty and creativity – just take it!

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There’s More Where That Came From

There’s More Where That Came From

You asked so we’re delivering! A full restock of our “Only Black” collection has started rolling out of production and will be landing at your door soon. Voila! A quick solution to that it’s-winter-and-I’ve-nothing-fun-to-wear conundrum! Or have you got a vacation booked and you’re wondering what ‘HK must-haves’ are perfect poolside? We got you.

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Nancy Besharah, Luxe Travel Family

Nancy Besharah, Luxe Travel Family

Nancy exemplifies a life well-travelled. This fearless and genuine soul took her undeniable wanderlust and turned it into a flourishing business. At any given time, you can find her in some fabulous international location doing business for her travel blog, and she ties-in a triathlon here and there, just to keep things interesting. We caught up with Nancy in Tokyo.

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Ofir Flor, Colombo Canadian Alliance for Development

Ofir Flor, Colombo Canadian Alliance for Development

In 2003, Ofir and her young family arrived in Canada as refugees from Colombia. Here she shares her remarkable story of escaping a life of fear in order re-build a future for her family. Ofir is a teacher, co-founder of Colombo Canadian Alliance for Development and is a loving matriarch of a thriving growing family. We are honored to have her share her remarkable story with us.  

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Kathleen King, Kids Living

Kathleen King, Kids Living

A long-time, loveable friend (made on the side of a soccer pitch no less) Kathleen King, makes her home in London, UK. Kathleen is an absolute beauty, a steadfast mother, thriving academic and now the founder of a new non-profit. She is an inspiration to us all to live the life we are supposed to, and not to expect a straight line either, but an honest, love-filled and compassionate journey.

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