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What's on Wednesday

A list of local events featured on The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS
What's on Wednesday
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A look at upcoming local events from The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS.

You can also listen live for "What's on Wednesday" every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The annual Betty Thompson Golf Classic in support of Women’s Health returns after a one-year absence. The 28th annual tournament had to be cancelled last year due to COVID-19 but organizers still managed to secure enough donations and corporate sponsorships to raise $23,000 to support women’s healthcare initiatives in Waterloo Region. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Betty Thompson Golf Classic has raised more than $1-million for women’s health. If you’d like to be a part of Waterloo Region’s longest-running female-only golf tournament, you can register here: This year’s tournament is set for Thursday, May 27th and features 9 holes and a boxed lunch from Merry Hill Golf Club for $85.

Once a way for organizations to set themselves apart, innovation is now a necessary survival skill for organizations. Whether you look at government, non-profits, tech, education or healthcare, innovation is all around us in Waterloo Region. Join Leadership Waterloo Region for a day-long conference-style event focused on celebrating innovation and leadership. Fresh Innovators is where you will hear directly from those in our community making change happen. You’ll hear about the high points and the successes, but you will also learn about the lows, and how local leaders overcame the obstacles and challenges they met along the way. The three finalists for the inaugural Fresh Innovators Award have been announced:

  • Anishnabeg Outreach
  • Women’s Crisis Services for their She Is Your Neighbour program
  • Women in Communications & Technology Waterloo Region Mentoring Circles 

Join Leadership Waterloo Region for a full or half-day on Thursday, May 6th to “flip mindsets, take risks, and spark change.” You’ll also find out at the conference who the winner is of this year’s Fresh Innovator Award. Tickets for the conference are available here:

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