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Be Brave and Bloom | Dream it Be it Digital Conference

Partnered with Flamborough Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge, Healthy Youth Network and Soroptimist International Club of Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough (SI DAF) are hosting a free “Be Brave & Bloom” career-support virtual conference for secondary school girls in Flamborough and Waterdown communities on Saturday February 6, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, to empower them to pursue career goals and reach their full potential. 

As part of the Soroptimist International Dream It * Be It programming and curriculum, girls will learn how to create achievable goals, rise above obstacles, balance stress and enjoy a variety of activities for empowering them to reach their full potential. 

Registration Information

Registration on the Gigit Marketplace is now closed.

All registrants received a copy of the recipe and links to the parental permission forms. Login information will be sent to Saturday morning after 7am to fully registered students and speakers.

If you have not yet received your login please contact us at

Recipe, Digital Workbook and Gifts

Having issues with sound or video, or have any questions during the event? Contact us at or let us know in the chat.

Chef Nina’s recipe

Be Brave and Bloom Digital Workbook

Parental Consent and Release Forms

Parental consent is required for all participants under the age of 18. Click on the links below to download the form as a PDF or Word Document from Google Drive:

Be Brave and Bloom Parental Consent Form  – Word Doc

Be Brave and Bloom Parental Consent Form – PDF file

Thank you!

Thank you to the men and women who attended last night’s comedy event and silent auction. Because of their generosity, we raised $850 for Fit Active & Beautiful.

Find out more about how you can help a FAB Girl to acquire goal setting skills and improve her self esteem by providing an opportunity for her to participate in the FREE, 12-week FAB Girls 5K Challenge or FAB Girls Empowerment Program:

Soroptimist is hosting our 2nd Annual Comedy Night!

Where : Tracie’s Place, 592 Upper James St, Hamilton (905 538 0795)

When : Sunday January 22, 2017. The show will be from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
Come at 6pm to purchase dinner and a drink, and bid on the Silent Auction table.

Tickets are only $15 per person.

Tickets available : from a Soroptimist you know, or email Janet at janet.barnard (@)

All funds raised are in support of Fit Active & Beautiful.

The free ‘FAB Girls 5K Challenge’ program removes the barriers of participating in sport by providing each FAB Girl with a new pair of quality running shoes, transportation and paid entry into community runs, a personal goal-setting journal, healthy snacks, and ‘I’m FAB’ t-shirt. FAB Girls tell us they have made new friends; are more active; achieve goals; feel they’re a stronger runner; feel inspired; and their coaches are encouraging and provide a comfortable environment. Find out more »

Comedy Night January 2017

Laughing for Women and Girls

Come out and laugh with us to support women and girls in our community.

What’s happening? It’s a comedy night!

Where : Traci’s Place, 592 Upper James St, Hamilton (905 538 0795)

When : Sunday November 22nd. Come at 6pm to purchase dinner and a drink. The show will be 7.30 to 9.30pm

Tickets : $15 : gift table : 50/50 draw

Tickets available : from a Soroptimist you know, or email us at

All proceeds go to support women and girls in Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award

Since 1972, Soroptimist International has been helping women the world over reclaim their dreams through the Live Your Dream Award (formerly Women’s Opportunity program). The Live Your Dream Award is a grant awarded to female heads of households who need additional skills, training and education to enable them to upgrade their employment status to re-enter the workforce so they can provide adequately for themselves and their families.

The deadline to apply this year is November 15, 2015 and the value is $2,500.

For information about applying, view our information poster »

Loonie Toonie Auction – November 2015

The 2014 Loonie Toonie Auction was yet another huge success. Lots of excitement and winning of excellent prizes – with 300 plus women and some brave men having a good time. Close to $18,000 was raised and will be used to assist vulnerable women and girls in our community over the next year. Thanks to all who participated.

This fall we will not be hosting the Loonie Toonie auction. We’ve got lots of fun being planned for so please stay tuned for more information!

Fit Active Beautiful (FAB) 5k race

SIDAF were again involved in this year’s FAB 5k run at Confederation Park, Hamilton. It was a beautiful morning in June – some of our members helped man the water station, some of us ran the race and some gave their time over the last few months as coaches training and preparing the girls for the 5k race.

FAB’s Passion statement :

  • Our passion is helping young girls become strong women.
  • Our focus is reaching youth girls in lower income communities.
  • Our goal is to inspire youth girls to dream big, live big.
  • Our strategy is to build their self confidence and goal setting skills.
  • Our vehicle is our FAB Girls 5 KM Challenge.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the FAB 5K COMMUNITY CHALLENGE on June 18, 2016. Details are on their website:

Awards Gala 2015

SIDAF had another successful Awards Gala in June of this year. Together with Past Mayor Bob Brattina, his wife Carol and Councillor Judi Partridge we all enjoyed an excellent dinner at Dundas Golf and Curling Club after which we honored our award winners.

Natasha of Interval House and Flamborough Womens Resource Centre – winner of our Ruby Award. This award honours women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.

Rahanaz winner of our Live Your Dream Award. This financial award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support to their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Rahanaz is photographed here with, from the left Bob Brattina previously Mayor of Hamilton, Rahanaz’s daughter, Rahanaz, Carol Brattina, Pauline Hardcastle President SIDAF, Rahanaz’s son.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generosity:
Randi Warner from PartyLite, Choices in Dundas and Pauline’s Fine Art.

Soroptimist Information Night

Join us to hear Sharon Gallant, FAB Foundation Fit, Active Beautiful and learn more about what Soroptimist does to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in need within our community. Wine & Cheese and Dessert will be served.

Located at 260 Hamilton St, Waterdown (formerly Waterdown High School) on April 16, 7pm. Look for our banner at the door.

Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough. Proudly serving our community for over 25 years.

Please register online at Eventbrite so we can make sure everyone can enjoy refreshments: