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We're Better Together

“As small business owners, it can feel isolating at times, like you’re the only one that struggles. The truth is, there are hundreds of us out there, all trying to solve the same problems and find some drive to keep on going.”

- JESSICA WILSON | OWNER, SALT

SALT x The Local Picnic

Babes Build Community: Salt Spring Island Fireside Chats

$115.00 CAD




May 29th 11:00am-2:00pm

At Sundown Point Farm on Salt Spring Island

SALT and The Local Picnic have collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind west coast picnic networking event for our community's entrepreneurs. This is your opportunity to be present with likeminded business owners and make authentic connections.

Join our three key speakers for a fireside dialogue as we discuss and connect with our local community.

Our Day's Theme

  • Brand Expression
    Speaker Jessica Wilson Founder of SALT & Salt Pure Design

Our Key Speakers

  • Emily Hartwell Reynolds | Owner & Designer of Hart + Stone Jewelry
  • Alana Catlin | Owner of The Local Picnic

What's Included in your ticket

  • meal cooked fireside by Deb Peña, chef at Dos Amores tortilleria
  • campfire refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Your own business head shots with photographer Michelle Proctor 
  • lifetime access to the community and Babes Business Directory for connection and partnerships

This is an outdoor event and will be enjoyed rain or shine - shelter, fire pits, and seating will be available. Tickets are limited to 50 patrons and will adhere to the health guidelines concurrent on the day of the event.

WITHOUT THE PRETENSE AND PRESSURE OF BUSINESS SUITS AND CONVENTION CENTERS.

OUTSIDE, IN NATURE, NO MATTER THE WEATHER. WE HAVE TO SHOW UP A LITTLE MORE RAW AND A LITTLE LESS POLISHED - JUST AS HUMANS WITH HEARTS FOLLOWING OUR PATH

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET

Lunch Cooked Fireside by

Dos Amores tortilleria

Honouring Tradition and Mexican Cuisine, Chef Deb Peña opened her first tortillería here on Salt Spring Island. Growing up between Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, She shares her love for Mexican street food in her delicious Hot and ready to eat take-away and handmade 100% corn tortillas, using only organic yellow corn masa and natural Salt Spring spring water as well as her .

Business Headshots provided by

Photographer Michelle Proctor

Helping over 75 companies build their brands through beautiful imagery, Michelle has been published in British Vogue, Hashtag Legend, Vogue Hong Kong and many more publications including Victoria's very own YAM and DOUGLAS Magazine.

born in Montreal, raised on Saltspring Island, and developing her career in Hong Kong, Michelle has now settled in Victoria with her family of three.

View Michelle's Work on her website

Meet our Key Speakers

Emily Hartwell Reynolds | Owner & Designer of Hart + Stone Jewelry

Emily found her love for jewelry making at an early age. She started making hemp and crystal wrapped pieces at 12. After graduating from Blanche MacDonald with a degree in Fashion design she fell back into her passion for making jewelry. In 2014 Hart & Stone was founded and is now sold in over 30 boutiques worldwide.

Alana Catlin | Owner of The Local Picnic

We understand everyone is at different stages in the financials of their business. If you know you will find value in this event but do not currently have the budget, we keep some spaces reserved for people who are happy to volunteer some of their time at the event in exchange for attending. Please contact alana@vipicnicco.com if you think this option would be a good fit for you.

We're better together

SALT & The Local Picnic come together to create memorable experiences that focus on what we love most. Great food and Great company enjoyed in the Great outdoors. Owners Jess and Alana specialize in creating connection in both business and social communities.