Podcasts

Join Officiant Avril Ewing as she sits down with industry leaders and experts to chat all about weddings!

You can now listen to ENGAGED on Spotify!

I sat down with photographer Heather Savard to chat about her career in photography and how you can book her to photograph your wedding!

In this episode we talk about:

Heather’s love of all things Disney
The best French fries in the world
How she got into photographing weddings
Her best tips for working with your photographer
And so much more!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Heather Savard

You can find Heather at

http://www.heathersavardphotography.ca
http://www.instagram.com/hsav_photo
https://www.facebook.com/hsavardphoto/


I sat down with local singer Abby Zotz to chat about her career in music and television and how to book her to sing a your wedding!

In this episode we talk about:

Growing up in a multicultural home
Starting a new life in a small town and tips for making the best of it
Directing local women’s choirs
Performing at weddings
And so much more!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Abby Zotz

You can find Abby at

https://abbyzmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/abbyzotzmusic
https://www.instagram.com/zotzabby/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1Pg_pFpyqeQXbLRz54kRQ
Twitter @AbbyZotzMusic

Shout Sister Choirs
https://shoutsisterchoir.ca/

The Here Comes the Sun concert takes place at the Port Hope United Church on June 15, 2019 at 7pm. There will be so many incredible local singers and choirs making for a terrific night of music. Tickets were 20.00 in 2018 so it is safe to guess they will be the same this year.


I sat down with Jo Anne Davison, owner of Garden Girl Event Rentals & Design in Cobourg to chat about the services and décor items she offers, and how to plan décor for your wedding!

In this episode we talk about:

Starting a new career when her children were grown
How Jo Anne transitioned from a retail business to a rental company
How to rent décor for parties, corporate events, and weddings
Local wedding décor trends
And so much more!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Jo Anne Davison

You can find Jo Anne at:

http://www.GardenGirlCobourg.com
http://www.instagram.com/GardenGirlEvents
http://www.facebook.com/GardenGirlEventRentalsAndDesign


I sat down with Crystal Zagar, owner of Contessa’s Esthetics in Port Hope to chat about the services she offers, and how to look your best for your wedding, and every day!

In this episode we talk about:

How Crystal moved from Toronto to Port Hope
Our multiple connections, and one famous one
How she was helped by the Business Advisory Centre
How she got a grant to start her business
The services available at Contessa’s Esthetics
Her best advice for skin, nails, and hands leading up to your big day!
And so much more!

Apologies for the sound tech challenges at the beginning!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Crystal Zagar

You can find Crystal at:

http://www.facebook.com/contessa.esthetics
http://www.instagram.com/contessas_esthetics


I sat down with Scott McCracken of Mann, McCracken & Associates Law Firm in Port Hope to chat about the legalities couples need to know leading up to their big day and beyond!

In this episode we talk about:

How Scott ended up being a lawyer
His volunteer work in the community
Why couples need to know about wills, estate law, and property
What couples need to know about pre-nups, post-nups, and divorce
And so much more!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Scott McCracken

You can find Scott at:

http://www.NorthumberlandLaw.com!
http://www.facebook.com/Mann-McCracken-Associates
http://www.instagram.com/MannMcracken


I sat down with Tracey LaFleche of Northumberland Culinary Tours to chat about her food tours and what she offers couples who are looking for wedding entertainment ideas leading up to their big day!

In this episode we talk about:

How Tracey created Northumberland Culinary Tours
Food and cocktail trends
Blogging and restaurant reviews
Culinary tours and how to join them
Tours and events for weddings, showers, engagement parties, and bachelorettes
And so much more!

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Tracey LaFleche

You can find Tracey and Northumberland Culinary Tours at:

Website Coming Soon!
http://www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandCulinary http://www.instagram.com/NorthumberlandCulinary


I sat down with Julie McCuaig of Quinns Blooms & Greenery to chat about her flower shop and what she offer couples who are looking for flowers for their wedding.

In this episode we talk about:

How Julie ended up owning Quinns Blooms & Greenery
What engaged couples can expect from the moment they walk in the door
What contributes to the cost of wedding flowers and budgets
Local floral trends and timelines

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and Guest Julie McCuaig

You can find Julie and Quinns Blooms & Greenery at:

http://www.QuinnsBlooms.com
http://www.facebook.com/quinnsblooms.greenery http://www.instagram.com/quinnsblooms.greenery/


I sat down with Sam Campbell of Cobblestone Farm Retreat to chat about her farm and what she offers couples looking for a country venue for their big day.

In this episode we talk about:

How Sam ended up owning a farm in Northumberland County
How to rent her farm for weddings, retreats, and getaways
What she offers guests and couples who book the farm
The importance of Porta-Potties

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and guest Sam Campbell

You can find Sam and Cobblestone Farm Retreat at:

http://www.CobblestoneFarmRetreat.ca
http://www.facebook.com/SamCampbellCobourg http://www.instagram.com/CobblestoneFarmRetreat/



I sat down with Lyss England to chat about her work and what she offers couples who are looking for something unique for their wedding day.

In this episode we talk about:

The ethic of care
Being a witch
Tarot readings at weddings
Art hives and popup art at weddings
Cannabis and the legalities of a Bud Bar at weddings

ENGAGED with Officiant Avril Ewing and guest Lyss England

You can find the interdisciplinary work of Lyss England at
www.nothingexistsradio.org

Information on cannabis at
www.lunacannabisconsulting.ca

And the newest art program for kids in the area at
www.NorthumberlandYouthArtsCollective.com


Episode 00 – The promo ad for ENGAGED

That time I was on the radio for a whole hour talking about myself, being a woman in business, the grief epidemic, and all kinds of interesting stuff – thanks to The Nothing Exists Radio Hour for inviting me to share my thoughts and promo my business!

https://northumberland897.ca/nothing-exists/2018/12/17/nothing-exists-radio-hour-episode-48