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January 2019 Luncheon Meeting


Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

1949 Marina Way, North Saanich, BC V8L 6B3

Doors open at 11:30 AM

Cost $28.00 PAY ONLINE Deadline for payment is noon, Sunday, January 6.

Menu: This is sit down, 2 course meal.

Main Course
Pan kissed wild salmon
Tarragon risotto
Seasonal dinner vegetables
Beurre blanc

Double layered chocolate mousse with wild blueberry compote

Speaker: Regina Akhankin

Topic: Beauty Within 

Regina genuinely believes that beauty is everywhere, and every person is so unique and precious. Her mission is to cultivate cultural acceptance of any age and body type, especially the ones that are often rejected as not fitting into modern beauty standards. Regina says that we should focus on our inner beauty and personality, and avoid judging ourselves by our physical appearance. 

Regina a is a local business owner, immigrant, and an artist. Originally from Moscow, Russia, she now works and lives on Vancouver Island, enjoying west coast lifestyle. Regina is an award-winning portrait photographer, and through her work and personal experience, she recognizes all the struggles that women still face in our society.

Regina will share her story about struggling with her personal body image and self confidence. After gaining over 40 pounds, she was still able to see beauty in the others, yet refused to see the beauty within herself. She will explain and how and why her mindset has changed, and what Canada and Canadian culture have to do with it.

Later Event: February 21
February PNC Luncheon meeting