Mackinac Island Women’s Wellness And A Wee Bit O’Wine Weekend

This is a weekend for women to celebrate friendships, health, shopping and of course… a little wine. Join us this year for wellness seminars, renowned speakers, yoga classes, spa treatments, great food, fabulous shopping and so much more.

October 19-20, 2018

2018 Tickets Available Now!

Click HERE for more information and registration

Tickets are $75 and include all events for the weekend. All proceeds benefit the Mackinac Island Cancer FundTravel, meals and accommodations are not included in ticket price.

2018 Keynote Speaker: Nancy M. Schlichting

Nancy M. Schlichting is today’s voice for unconventional leadership and driving innovation, and truly an inspiring speaker. Click here to read more.

Saturday morning’s topics we will be lead by Jenna Kator of Jenna Kator Collection. She will present about owning and operating her successful business of handbags and accessories.

Karen R. Palmer of Pathway to Health will speak Saturday afternoon. Palmer is a certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Wellness Director, Certified Weight Loss Coach, and a licensed Biofeedback Specialist, and offers Natural Health Alternatives. She will be doing a food detox demonstration and speak on how to implement natural health strategies.


Full schedule for 2018 announced soon. Please see 2017 schedule below to learn more about the event.

2017 Schedule

Friday, October 20, Mission Point Resort

6:00PM – Registration

6:45—Opening Remarks

7:00PM – Keynote speaker –Judge Beth Gibson—Women and the Law
Beth Gibson is the 92nd District Court Judge holding office since 2014. A legal partner with her husband at one time, Beth will share how she was forced to navigate the waters of her husband’s alcoholism and abuse and how she rose above to become a successful private practice attorney and now Judge. She will share legal issues ranging from prescription drug abuse, labor laws women need to know of, elder care abuse and more. Beth’s personal and professional experiences will provide a rich experience for all.

Saturday, October 21st, Community Center

7:30AM – Learn about living on Mackinac Island.
A walk with Karen Allen. Meet at Community Center
or Yoga with Lisa Knaffla, Owner of Spirit of North, Yoga and Meditation. Meet at Lilac Tree Spa

9:30AM Registration

10:00AM-11: 00AMDr. Mary Ivy, MD –Secrets of Aging Gracefully
Dr. Ivy will share her life long experience as a OB/GYN about dealing with the challenges of aging. She will cover some of the more common experiences such as osteoporosis, urinary track infections, menopause, and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. She will then gladly answer your specific questions.

11:00AM-1:00PM – Lunch, Shopping, or Spa

1:00PM-2: 30PM – Ready for some Beauty Advice??
Learn beauty secrets from two top Aveda Salon beauty consultants during a hair and makeup show where two attendees will receive a complete hair and makeup makeover while the audience watches and learns.   There will also be our fashion experts on hand to share fashion suggestions that offer everyday secrets on how to look your best. Our experts are: Jenny Sullivan-Sr. Hairstylist Douglas J Okemos, Michigan (Aveda Salon) and Amber Gilbert-Owner Rootz Salon, Indian River, Michigan (Aveda Salon).

2:30-4:00—Shopping or Spa

4:00PM-5:00PM – Great Appetizers, Cocktail and the Gift Basket Drawing
Chef Mike Strickler Culinary Chef at Gordon Foods. Community Center   Mike has over 15 years of leadership experience as a Certified executive chef within independent restaurants, colleges, and universities. He has been employed with Gordon Food Service for 6 years. As a culinary Specialist his core scope of responsibilities include, ground level food trend research, menu gap analysis and increasing operational efficiencies with in kitchens