My first order of business is to sincerely thank you for your support in my transition out of conventional television and embracing new formats and projects I am working on. Yesterday I hit the milestone of 10k downloads of my “Living Your Life with Lianne Laing” podcast. It’s incredibly scary to launch into something new and there is a massive sense of vulnerability for what you are putting out to the world. I love the podcast process and being able to share stories, information and to inspire as well. The feedback has been wonderful and I am really trying to bring in guests that add value to your lives.
There was sea of pink all over Canada on Sunday, as the Run for The Cure took over city centres. It’s an amazing event which puts breast cancer at the forefront and fundraising dollars to work. Congrats to all of you who took part! Also gaining momentum in their fundraising effort for cancer research is Fight for The Cure which brings me to the topic of my next Podcast.
Heart & Crown Presents Fight for the Cure is Ottawa’s only white collar charity boxing gala. All proceeds from the night support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s unique cancer coaching, clinical trials and ground-breaking cancer research programs. You may recall Justin Trudeau, not yet Prime Minister making front page headlines for his participation in this event. It has become a premiere event in the city with over $220,000 raised last year. This year, marks a new era as women are stepping into the ring for the first time. Two women, in their 40’s, best friends, mothers and former teammates are going head to head. They have never boxed before nor even considered this as a bucket list item. However, this story becomes about stepping out of one’s comfort zone and finding the courage to try something different. While Lisa Langevin couldn’t join us for the podcast, her best friend and now boxing rival Daphne Ballard did. Joined by event co-founder and boxing coach Scott Whitteker we dive into the training and transformation of these “every day people” into courageous boxers and hope to inspire some of you to try something different.
There is plenty to do and see these days in city. As I mentioned last week I have become a Family Brand Ambassador with Saunders Farm for the “Haunting Season”. This Fall Festival is the largest of its kind with over 70,000 people expected to walk through the gates. The Saunders family employs over 300 seasonal workers to make the experience as memorable as possible. For many teenagers, it’s their first real job and a great way for them to learn the ropes. My family and I attend Saunders every fall as a family tradition and as the girls are getting older, the freedom expands. It’s a right of passage. As a bonus, Saunders is giving all my subscribers and followers a 10% discount code to be used for purchase of tickets online. The code for this week valid as of Tuesday is HS7863.
Congratulations to Fawn Getty who won the National Arts Centre Diana Ross Gala tickets this past week from my Instagram page. The tickets are valued at $700.00. I have partnered with the National Arts Centre for a number of ticket giveaways this year so be sure to be following my page for your chance to win!
I hope you have a fantastic week and I look forward to touching base next week with new videos and topics.