Find Your Divine with Margaret Trudeau

Margaret Trudeau will be the guest speaker at this year’s Find Your Divine event.

Margaret Trudeau will speak on mental illness during her appearance at Find Your Divine in Nelson next month. Tickets are now on sale.

Margaret Trudeau will speak on mental illness during her appearance at Find Your Divine in Nelson next month. Tickets are now on sale.

Margaret Trudeau will be the guest speaker at this year’s Find Your Divine event.

The mother of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson on Thursday, April 7. The event is from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

“We’re very excited,” says organizer Karen Bennett. “She’s someone we’ve looked at for three years. It just felt like this is the right year.”

Trudeau will offer a personal perspective on mental health. Since announcing in 2006 that she suffers from bipolar disorder, she has advocated for ending the social stigma of mental illness and published a memoir, Changing My Mind. She is an honourary patron of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

“It’s something more and more people are willing to discuss,” Bennett said. “So it seems like good timing for that topic. She’s led a pretty interesting and remarkable life.”

Trudeau has visited West Kootenay many times. Her family lent its support to the fundraising campaign to build the new Kokanee Glacier cabin following the death of her son Michel in an avalanche in Kokanee Glacier Park in1998.

This is the fourth year of Find Your Divine, an evening designed for women of all ages to enjoy a relaxed, fun environment with wine and appetizers while they peruse a variety of booths related to women’s interests.

Tickets are now on sale. They’re $50 before March 14 and $55 afterward and are available from the Nelson Star and Cottonwood Creek Clothing.

The event always sells out, so if you’re interested, buy your ticket early.

Included is a glass of wine or beer, appetizers, plus lots of sponsor giveaways and draws.