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Palko Jewellery Design celebrates International Women’s Day 2016 and women’s entrepreneurship with the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre (LGSBEC) in Kemptville, Ontario with the Lifetime Achievement Award …

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All Ships Festival 2015 June 19 – 21st 2015 (Father’s Day weekend) I have a strong rooted fondness for Tall Ships as my grandfather, John T. Baker, was a shipwright in England working in the Gosport dockyards  in the early 1900’s. He had worked for Camper and Nicholsons …

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I had the pleasure of returning for my second year to Leadercast Brockville 2015 Conference yesterday May 8, 2015. I believe this is the third year Leadercast Brockville has been running and it’s presentations are extremely well done and strong in substance. I highly recommend attending. Join with like minded people who want to positively impact the leadership landscape of the world… As we could all be learning more. Living out our purpose. Leading and being led by people who inspire and enlighten …

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After a long and very cold winter I think everyone is really ready for spring. I certainly know I am! Just so you know – this picture was taken in my garden 2 years ago on this very day.  This year this spot is still under about a foot of snow. A  true test of patience this year! For those of you still battling with snow storms in the east coast of Canada and the United States, my heart goes out …

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Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore a brooch designed by Canadian Designer, Rachel Mielke, to church with Prince Phillip in England. Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield presented her Majesty with the tourmaline, diamond and freshwater pearl brooch last October at Buckingham Palace. The Queen looking stunning in a wonderfully coordinated outfit of pink and soft grey which gave the perfect backdrop for the subtle purple hues of the brooch.  “I know how much work goes into her wardrobe, so to see …

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