Friday October 20 – Saturday October 21, 2017




 “Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic” – Rosalind Russell

Be inspired. Get engaged. Enjoy focused conversations on you: your body, your mind, your spirit. Meet the women who will motivate, invigorate and empower you.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Because … you’re worth it!
  • Because … twelve sensational speakers will inspire, inform and instill – and then the rest is up to you!
  • Because … if you sometimes think … “gee, I wish I woulda, coulda, shoulda”  then now is the time to just do it!
  • Because … the Information Café and Cocktail Party provides personal 1:1 time with some or all of the speakers and vendors, in an intimate and fun setting.
  • Because … you’ll get the Still Sexy Resource Guide – full of speakers’ notes, resources, business directory and so much more.
  • And, because — you’ll enjoy a wonderful theatre presentation in the stunning Gravenhurst Opera House which is situated in the heart of downtown Gravenhurst.
  • And finally – you walk away with a fabulous Swag Bag!

13 Sensational Speakers including:


EMCEE: Carole Bertuzzi-Luciani   – Professional Motivational Speaker

As a professional speaker for over 30 years, Carole has enlightened, inspired and amused hundreds of thousands of individuals across the continent.  That’s why she’s called The Moodivator.

Jeanne Beker – TV Personality, Fashion Editor and Author

Reflections on a Life Well Lived

Jeanne started her career as an actress, but moved into radio and then television as co-host of the ground-breaking series, The NewMusic, and entertainment anchor on CityPlus News. She later became the host of the internationally syndicated Fashion Television (FT), which aired for 27 years.

Julie Daniluk – Holistic Nutritionist, TV Host and Author – Hot Detox

Supercharge Your Life: Super Foods That Relieve Pain and Inflammation

Julie is a leading nutritionist and the co-host of Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). For twelve years, she was a co-operative owner and the chief in-store Nutritionist for one of Canada’s largest health food stores, The Big Carrot Natural Food Market.

Suzanne Witt-Foley, Professional Speaker & Educator & one of Ontario’s leading Mental Health First Aid Trainers

The Power of Connection

Are you struggling to find balance in today’s frantic culture?  Join us and together we will explore the impact of this fast paced, toxically stressed environment and why now, more than ever, building relationships and connection is essential to our well-being. 

Debra Grant, Registered Nurse, Single Lady

Online Dating: A Mature Woman’s Experiment with the Great, the not-so-Great and … WTF???

Deb shares experiences about her quest to find true love and talks about: Getting to know yourself; How to get started; Crafting your portfolio; Saying cheese; Staying safe and Keeping an open mind.

Micky Iutzi, Owner & Operator of Living Lighting / Benjamin Moore (Gravenhurst & Bracebridge)

Inspire Your Life with Colour

Learn how to incorporate the latest decorating trends, colour and enhancements to create wonderful living spaces that reflects you and is welcoming to family and friends.

Vision Travel and Emerald Waterways – “Wine & Recline on the Rhine” Wellness Cruise – join us on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Switzerland


Shirley Hay – A Mohawk woman, Wahta Reserve, Muskoka

Shirley’s love of music and sharing her culture, is her passion.   Music lifts the spirit and we are all connected through the heartbeat of the drum.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in song while Shirley provides indigenous knowledge relating to the chanting and drumming.

Theatre Entertainment – “Quiet, I’m Talking!”




“Sunset Boulevard” meets “On Golden Pond.” Over cocktails at her Muskoka lakeside family compound, 99-year-old, eccentric, American socialite Bunny Benvington-Smythe takes the audience through a lifetime of anecdotes in “Quiet! I’m Talking”.

Written by award-winning playwright Vince Grittani


Doctor Jane Gair, PhD, Medical Educator / Professor at the Island Medical Program in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria;

Nature vs Nurture and Your DNA – it’s not all in your genes.  The evolution of our understanding of DNA; the role of personal genetic information and how it is influenced by what we do and what we eat; the role of genetic and genomics in personalized medicine.

Doctor Colin Shapiro, Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director of the Sleep & Alertness Clinic in Toronto and the International Sleep Clinic in Parry Sound

SLEEP: Restoring the Body and Mind

Changes following menopause and endopause impact on sleep and circadian rhythms. This presentation focuses on sleep problems in mid – late life and how to detect them and what to.


Doctor Michele Chaban, MSW, RSW, PhD., Founder Applied Mindfulness, UofT

Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation

Sue Kelly, Reg. Nurse, Radio Host, Author and Wellness Specialist

Sense and Sensibility: The Gift of Years

Sue invites us to embrace aging as a natural and exciting part of life that is both active and contemplative, productive and deeply rewarding. She encourages us to cherish the blessings of aging and shows us that it is a special time in our lives – perhaps the most special of all.

Schedule – Friday October 20, 2017 

09:00  Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:00  Carole Bertuzzi-Luciani – Opening Remarks                                                        10:10   Shirley Hay

10:35  Jeanne Beker

11:25  Julie Daniluk

12:25 – 2:10   Lunch and Exhibit Hall Break

Exhibit Hall Open from Noon until 6:30 PM

1:00   Lunch – St Paul’s Church Hall (right behind and across the road from the Opera House)

2:10  Fill Your Self-Care Toolkit:

Suzanne Witt-Foley, Debra Grant, Micky Iuzi, Vision Travel and Emerald Waterways, Panel – Qs and As

3:20  Stretch Break

3:45  Quiet, I’m Talking! – Theatre

5:00-6:30 Information Cafe & Cocktail Party

Schedule – Saturday October 21, 2017

07:45 – 08:45: Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:15 – 8:45 – OPTIONAL – Sunrise Meditation with Elaine Orsini                                                                                                                   Faculty Member at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation  

08:45  Welcome from Emcee – Carol Bertuzzi-Luciani

Video “MY MUSKOKA” – Vince Grittani

09:00  Dr. Jane Gair

10:15   Dr. Colin Shapiro

10:55  It’s a Tea Party

11:35  Sue Kelly

12:15  Carole Bertuzzi Luciani – Closing Remarks

12:40  Group Photo, Grand Prizes, Evaluations

1:00: Lunch


  • Your personal identifying information will NOT be shared.  
  • By registering you agree that your photo or likeness may be featured in future promotions related to Still Sexy After 60. 
  • Meals and refreshments will offer gluten free, vegetarian and non-dairy options. 
  • A portion of your registration fee will support the Gravenhurst Women’s Resource Centre and the Gravenhurst YMCA

REGISTRATION OPENS June 6, 2017     Conference Fee – $155.00   HST included

SATURDAY REGISTRATION: – WE are thrilled and astonished to announce that all tickets have been SOLD for the day and half event. We understand that some women may have wanted to purchase tickets and may be disappointed. In an effort to accommodate additional women we are offering Saturday only registration for $95.00 (including HST).
Included in this day will be a light breakfast, boxed lunch, snack and of course 5 fantastic speakers, the Wellness Resource Guide, gift bag and the chance to win some amazing prizes!!  We hope you will consider joining us for the Saturday Special.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the Gravenhurst Opera House to purchase your ticket.


Town of Gravenhurst logo

Gravenhurst Opera House
295 Muskoka Road South
Gravenhurst, Ontario
P1P 1J1

Box Office Contact: 


Phone: 705-687-5550  Ext. #21  |  Toll Free: 1-888-495-8888

Email Us

Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 Partners & Signature Sponsors: 









Fall in Muskoka

You’ll fall in love with Muskoka and return to explore and experience the many events, exhibits and excursions throughout this beautiful region of Ontario. Although Muskoka was chosen as the #1 pick for the ‘Ten Best Trips of Summer’ (National Geographic Magazine), you’ll fall for the rugged grandeur of autumn too and see what inspired the famous Group of Seven. Whether you like to hike, bike, golf, paint, canoe, dine or shop—you’ll discover the uniqueness of makes Muskoka an unforgettable place to visit, live, work and play.

For More Information on Muskoka – visit http://www.discovermuskoka.ca/



Beautifully decorated rooms overlooking the lake – a king or 2 queens for just $130.00!

1209 Muskoka Beach Road
Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
T 705.687.8430 x5752

Reservation Methods:

PHONE – All Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations by calling the Reservations Department toll free at 1-800-461-0236. They will be required to do so on or before September 19, 2017. Please note that delegates will be required to leave a deposit of 50% of stay including applicable fees and taxes (Minimum one night). The deposit is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival. The remainder balance of your stay will be charged 7 days prior to arrival date and is non-refundable.


ONLINE – All Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations on our website www.taboomuskoka.com  by clicking the BOOK ROOM button and entering the date of the event and Group ID # 448360 prior to searching. They will be required to do so on or before September 19, 2017. Please note that delegates will be required to leave a deposit of 50% of stay including applicable fees and taxes (Minimum one night). The deposit is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival. The remainder balance of your stay will be charged 7 days prior to arrival date and is non-refundable.


Residence Inn By Marriott–Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf


285 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1Z9   +1 705-687-6600

Book early to avoid disappointment – 2-3 ladies can easily stay in one room.

Start Date End Date Room Type Single
10/19/2017 10/21/2017 One Bedroom Non Lakeview $215.00

Reservations for all guests must be received on or before Tuesday, September 5, 2017, (the “Cutoff Date”).

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable federal, provincial, local taxes and fees (currently 13%) in effect at the time of check in.

  • Rate includes our complimentary full Hot Breakfast Buffet and High Speed Internet.
  • Please note all room types feature either one king or queen sized bed and a double pull out sofa bed.
  • Check in is 4pm on the day of arrival. The hotel cannot guarantee early arrivals.


Reservations may be cancelled up until 7 days prior to arrival of the check in date with no penalty.

Signature Sponsors:


Diamond – Scotiabank – Gravenhurst

Platinum – Shoppers Drug Mart – Gravenhurst

Silver – Summit Mortgage Services Inc. – Leslie McCann

Silver – The Oar & Paddle, North Catering


  • Lakeland Networks
  • Living Lighting Benjamin Moore
  • Muskoka Travel Service
  • Pampered Chef – Cathy Barber & Randi Gallant
  • Gypsy Market Mews
  • Muskoka Rose Guest House & Retreat
  • Pure Romance – Melanie Marshall
  • Sale Ready – Matt Campbell
  • The Woodmill



Behind the Painted Door


Chartwell – Muskoka

Core Health Naturopathic

Hear Well Be Well

Home Care Oxygen Service

Infinite Circle – Christine Rosset

Karen Fairbrass – Physiotherapy

Lakeland Networks


Living Lighting, Benjamin Moore – Micky Iutzi

Mary Kay – Robyn Specht-Kilroy

Muskoka Travel Service

Pampered Chef – Cathy Barber & Randi Gallant

Pure Romance – Melanie Marshall

Shoppers Drug Mart

The Next Step Forward

Vision Travel & Emerald Waterways – Laurie Ryan

Donors and Supporters: 

Adam Sontag Birdfeeders

Algonquin Outfitters

Arterra Wines Canada

Auburn Gallery

Audia Hearing

Bayview Wildwood Resort

Blaine’s Automotive

Bliss Boutique

Blooming Muskoka Florist

Blue Willow Tea Room

Brown’s Bottling

Casino Rama

Cathy & Rick Cormack

Cogeco Cable TV


Copper Group Renovations

Cottage Vacations

Deerhurst Inn

Dr. Shane Williams

Federation of University Women

Gaudaur Health Food Store, Orillia

Gem & Dia. Jewellers Inc.

Golf Association of Ontario

Gravenhurst BIA

Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce

Gravenhurst Opera House

Grounded Route

Hawk’s Nest

Heart Centre Yoga

Hely Custom Carpentry

Home Building Centre

I.D. Salon, Barrie

John & Denise Cooper

Knights of Columbus, St. Paul’s Church


Lucky Duck Fudge

Lush Cosmetics

Lynda & Brian Ferguson

M & M Meats, Barrie

Marriott Residence Inn

Mary Gair Fine Art

Massage U Muskoka

Muskoka Gentle Dental

Mosaic Glass Art

Mr. Bamboo Plus

Muskoka Bay Clothing

Muskoka Catering

Muskoka Denture Clinic

Muskoka Discovery Centre

Muskoka Furniture

Muskoka Lakes Garden Centre

Muskoka Mercantile

Muskoka Roastery

Muskoka Steamship Lines


My Indie Coffee

Olde Station Restaurant

Paddle Shack

Paul Monk, Optometry

Peace of Mind Elder Care

Pine Lodge Muskoka


Richard Scully Real Estate

Rich Hill Candles

RJ’s Liquidators

Rocky Island Tire

ROQ Financial

Sawdust City Brewery

Silver Pines Restaurant

Simply Cottage

Simply Special Originals, Washago

Standard Innovation, Ottawa


Muskoka Mobile Sawmill – Steve Titus

Summer House Interiors

Susan H Photography

Taboo Muskoka Resort & Golf

Tea Infusions

Terry’s Independent Grocer

The Stag Shop

Thimbles & Things


Wilma Brown & Friends

Window Works

YMCA, Gravenhurst





Sue Kelly | 416-540-8299 | suekelly@stillsexyafter60.com

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