Saturday, April 8, 2017

Main Stage EMCEE

Rachel Bies

CP, Whole Foods Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Rachel’s love of food happened early on, as soon as she stepped into the kitchen as a small child. Learning at the hands of her mother (French Canadian) and her father (Dutch), food was always a big deal in their home. With a degree in Applied Nutrition (Hons) and years of cooking, Rachel has fused this into a successful business that highlights the importance of eating well-executed and real food.

Highlights include: Global Morning, CBC: The Fifth Estate, Wellness and Health Expert for National Publications and working with great people of Toronto. Her passion projects include working with Toronto, Montreal & West Coast chefs to highlight the importance of local LOVE, Nutrition within Travel, Wellness in the Hospitality Industry and Supporting your Community.



Ljubica Kostovic

GrowWise Health

Michael Kushbury

CannaHome Consulting

Joel MacCharles

Well Preserved

Alex and Tyler Mifflin

The Water Brothers

Anna O'Byrne


Adria Vasil

Marni Wasserman and Jesse Chappus

Ultimate Health Podcast

Shega Youngson



11:20am - 11:30am

5 Reasons Why Our Forests Are Your Future

Speakers: Rob Keen, Forests Ontario

11:30am - 12:15pm

No Blue, No Green: Our Water Adventures Around the Globe

Speakers: Alex and Tyler Mifflin, The Water Brothers

Join The Water Brothers as they discuss their adventures filming documentaries around the globe, the ways water impacts our daily lives, and what we can all do to harmonize our relationships with the planet's most precious resource.

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Detox Your Life: A Practical Guide to Wellness

Moderator: Rachel Bies, Rachel Bies Nutrition
Panelists: Marni Wasserman, | Adria Vasil, | Michelle Jobin,

This panel will discuss the commonly used term “detox”, the meaning and significance behind the word, and practical applications of detoxing all aspects of your life: from your fridge, to your skin, to your mental health. Learn about making your own house cleaners, decoding labels in the cosmetic aisle, and how detoxing can lead you on a path to wholistic wellness.

1:30pm - 2:00pm

10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Speaker: Joel MacCharles, Co-Founder, Well Preserved, Co-Author, Batch Cookbook

Joel will share 10 (or more) simple ideas on how to reduce your household food waste. Inspired by his knowledge of 10-minute-or-less preserving he'll walk you through practical techniques to lessen or eliminate food waste in your house.

2:15pm - 2:45pm

The 6 Pillars Of Ultimate Health: Take Your Health To The Next Level By Building a Solid Foundation

Speakers: Marni Wasserman and Jesse Chappus, Ultimate Health Podcast

In this interactive discussion with Marni & Jesse, you will discover: The importance of hydration, how to just eat real food, the impact of sleep on your health, why it's important to move your body throughout the day, how to optimize your self care, the importance of spending quality time with others.

Weedmaps Speaker Series EMCEE

Emma Baron

Outreach and administration at Summertree Medical Clinic

Emma Baron is a leader of strategic operations in uncharted waters. A background in arts administration, hospitality, pastry, and power tools, she loves to talk policy as much as she loves to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty. With a penchant for learning and sharing skills, Emma is excited to be involved in the new Canadian cannabis industry, both for the challenge and also for the cookies.

Highlights include: Outreach and administration at Summertree Medical Clinic, founding member of the Leslieville Farmers' Market, Recipe development for Jet Fuel Coffee Shop, Canoeing the Pipestone River.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Weedmaps Speaker Series
CBD vs THC, Indica vs Sativa: What's Right For You?

Moderator: Dr. Joan Quinn, Apollo
Panelists: Ljubica Kostovic, GrowWise Health | Shega Youngson, Tweed

This panel will discuss the cannabis plant's most prevalent active ingredients in cannabis known as THC and CBD. Learn about the differences in therapeutic effects, indications and safety, and how to choose products based on cannabinoid ratio.


4:15pm - 5:00pm

Weedmaps Speaker Series
More Than Smoke: Alternative Forms of Consumption

Moderator: Michael Kushbury, CannaHome Consulting

Speakers: Jeff Jacobson, Peace Naturals Project | Shega Youngson, Tweed | Antuanette Gomez, Women Grow

This panel will discuss safe methods of consuming medical cannabis products and the differences in therapeutic applications and effects.


5:15pm - 5:45pm

Moringa: The Supergreen Superleaf

Speaker: Anna O'Byrne, Natural Calm Canada

The Moringa oleifera tree has long been used in traditional medicine, and today there's rising interest in the leaves and seeds as superfoods. The leaves have over 92 nutrients, 46 antioxidants and 18 amino acids. They're a complete protein and top the charts for antioxidant density. The seeds have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and the oil is sought-after in natural skincare.

Over the past few years, hundreds of clinical studies have been published exploring Moringa’s pharmacological potential for cancer, diabetes, blood pressure and more. In this educational talk, you'll hear what the research has uncovered and how to use Moringa every day. You'll also learn why Moringa is one of the most sustainable crops, good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and how one woman scoured the globe to find the world's best organic Moringa farm.

Find out how today, her company is using Moringa to help poor communities in Africa through Organics4Orphans. You'll also learn why Moringa is one of the most sustainable crops, good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and how one woman scoured the globe to find the world's best organic Moringa farm. Find out how today, her company is using Moringa to help poor communities in Africa through Organics4Orphans.