Executive Members 2017~2018

Introducing the Executive of Powell River Women In Business, as voted at our AGM on March 15th, 2017.
These are the women that make things happen within the organization including all our events and communications.


Leah Rourke, President
Leah has agreed to lead us for the second year in a row. We appreciate her time and effort, knowing she is a very busy entrepreneur. Leah is the interior designer/owner behind Relish Interiors. Relish Interiors can help you with all things interior design related from concept, through building permit, to decorating and window coverings.

Lori Blackman, Vice President
Lori is stepping up to the position of Vice President this year, as well as holding the reins as Event Coordinator. Lori is the owner of Exceptional Events, designing and executing not only breathtakingly beautiful weddings, but also corporate events that are known for unparalleled personal service and meticulous attention to detail.

Elaine Steiger, Treasurer
Elaine is The Basket Case, customizing gift baskets for all your occasions both personal and corporate. Elaine is also partner in the Nutcracker Market — a specialty food and gift store open on Marine Avenue.


Alice Ward Cameron, Secretary
Alice Ward Cameron works for her family road building company and owns Alice’s Fresh Pasta. She studied Horticulture and Agribusiness at UFV. Alice spent ten years as an Inspector at Canadian Food Inspection Agency where she was involved with a wide array of plant based commodities. Now, it is a joy for Alice to work at her own business where creativity, customer satisfaction and supporting local farmers are her priorities. When she’s not busy cooking, you’ll find Alice hanging out with her two boys or singing with Rain or Shine Band.

Julie Burden, Communications Coordinator
Julie is Design Director and partner with boutique advertising agency Catfish Creative, assisting clients with traditional and web related communication solutions with a strategic edge. Julie also operates the private tourism website VisitPowellRiver.ca .

Cindy Bavin, Advertising Coordinator
Cindy is the perfect fit for this Executive endeavor, given her background and current position as Sales & Marketing Consultant with The Peak newspaper.

Robin Morrison, Past President
Robin is an experienced practitioner and owner of Powell River Massage.

Christine Konopelski, Director at Large
Christine is consultant with One Earth, delivering the world to your doorstep. We design and sell an inspired collection of home and fashion accessories, jewellery, spa products & loose leaf tea made by Artisans around the world. Christine is also partner in the Nutcracker Market — a specialty food and gift store open on Marine Avenue.

Brenda Greer, Director at Large
Brenda is Manager at Staples Powell River, offering a range of products for home, office and school.