COVID-19 UPDATE: With the soirée still over six months away, planning and booking sponsors for the event has become a bit of a challenging thing to do; therefore, we have decided to postpone the soirée until things become more clear over the coming months. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the latest guidance from local, provincial and federal health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada. Thank you for your continued support as we work through these event challenges together. You have our commitment that we will share up-to-date information, like a new date for the event, as it becomes available.

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Teachers and EAs work hard for our kids, and they deserve to be celebrated. Mind Growth Education is hosting a soirée called “Celebrating Teachers: We Are Better Together” so that teachers can come and feel celebrated and appreciated (which is not the case ever for many)! This incredible day is focused on teacher mental health and wellness and designed to leave them feeling energized and excited for what’s to come!

“There is no cure for stress, because it is not a disease. Stress is a condition of life itself. It can be a constructive or destructive force, depending on how you manage it. Stress can be the spice of your life or the poison that kills you.” (Author unknown)

The growing willingness to talk about stress, mental health and work-life balance is a major and very welcome societal change. With the pressures of a very demanding teaching career, teachers and EAs need to able to recognize when they need help and where to find it, our event will help with this! After all, stressed spelled backwards is desserts! So learn to live a “sweet” life!

We are so excited to be hosting at Coast Bastion Hotel for a night of: 

  • Teacher celebrating/appreciation
  • Networking (after all “We Are Better Together”) with like-minded teachers or EAs
  • Creating new meaningful connections
  • Inspiring Guest speaker + Q & A
  • A Welcome drink
  • Appetizers and drinks (SIP & Mingle)
  • Shop local vendors, prizes including our famous “Outstanding Teacher Award” and “Outstanding Educational Assistant Award”, music, goodie bag and FUN! 


Venue: Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4                                

Date & Time: Monday, October 5th 2020 (Teacher Appreciation Day) from 6pm – 9pm


Elaine Tan Comeau is an enterprising Mom of Three, Wife, Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur and Educator, Keynote Speaker, #1 Best selling Author, CEO and Found of one of Dragon’s Den favorite pitches, Easy Daysies Ltd. (, which incited a bidding war among all five investors, and became one of the show’s Top Five Most Heart Warming Pitches, and was also chosen by Ford Company as one of the 2014 Dragon’s Den Driven For Success Companies that exemplified Ford’s Four Pillars of Success. Elaine has been featured in Forbes, the Financial Post, Maclean’s Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Huffington Post, Global News, CBC, CTV, ABC, FOX32 News, to name a few. Elaine is a sought after speaker and writer sharing her expertise with entrepreneurs, educators, and parents on the radio, television and text books like Educational Psychology. She is the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, awarded the title of 2014 Mompreneur of the Year, and the 2018 Top Ten Most Innovative Small Businesses by SBBC.

→ 6:00PM – 6:30PM: Welcome (+ Welcome Drink)

→ 6:30PM – 8:00PM: Guest Speaker: Elaine Tan Comeau, Presentation Topic: “The Teacher Has Left the Building: How to Have the Best Class Ever Without Even Being in the Room” and a Q & A

→ 8:00PM – 9:00PM: SIP & Mingle (appetizers and drinks) and shop local vendors, prizes including our famous “Outstanding Teacher Award” and “Outstanding Educational Assistant Award”, music, goodie bag and FUN! 


Sip, Savour, Connect and Shop!
We are offering a meticulously curated Pop-Up Market, featuring some of the island’s most celebrated brands. Grab a drink and meander through the exciting selection of health, wellness and accessory brands!

Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2020 at 8:00am (PST)! Check back then!

→ Click below to nominate a teacher or an educational assistant! In addition to public recognition, the winners of the “Outstanding Teacher Award” and the “Outstanding Educational Assistant Award” will receive a trophy and $200 cash (or more).

→ Click below to fill out our vendor application! Limited opportunities so hurry and apply now!

→ Click below to fill out our sponsorship application!