Celebrating strong women of the Canadian Rockies.
Hosted by Jolene Brewster at Jolene’s Tea House.

Wild Flowers and Whisky celebrate Strong Women in the Canadian Rockies.

Women's role in the Rockies has been hidden from society, perhaps if there is an advantage to this, it has allowed us to raise our families, build a warm community around us, and at the same time offered us the freedom to climb, ski, and explore these beautiful mountains without judgment.
We will introduce you to women from Banff who “Walk the Talk”. They are strong, resilient, and courageous and their contributions are so meaningful to the culture of the Canadian Rockies.

We believe the adventure begins with tea, so, put the kettle on and let’s celebrate women’s strength,success and find how they created beautiful connections in the face of adversity.Enjoy our conversations though video or podcast.

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Brought to you by
Jolene Brewster

Jolene Brewster founder of Jolene’s Tea House started her business here in Banff almost 20 years ago.  This hard working local lady found her way to success in this tough mountain town following the path of can-do women who are community leaders, business leaders, artists,  advocates, and mothers always willing to lend a helping hand or share a thread of wisdom.
Jolene will introduce you to the women from Banff.

EPISODE 1
RENELTTA ARLUK

Reneltta Arluk Banff Center

Originally from the Northwest Territories, Reneltta now calls Banff home. Reneltta shares her view of living in different landscapes, and how they change you.  How living in the mountains forces us to see a reflection of ourselves. Reneltta found her calling as an artist, but her life’s purpose has evolved to supporting Indigenous artists.  She works to creates space,  forging a path forward, and ensuring it is wide enough, warm enough, for others to follow.

EPISODE 2|
AURORA CLAIRE BORIN

Cascade Mountain Aurora Borin

Aurora is a fierce advocate for LGBTQ2S+ folks, regularly speaking with health care providers, businesses, NGOs, and municipal governments about how to create more inclusive, equitable, and diverse spaces. She is a successful career musician and is acclaimed throughout Calgary and Banff for her abilities as a collaborative pianist and educator.Aurora lives in Banff, Alberta with her dog Cassie, who is never anything less than perfect. Aurora herself is bi/pansexual and is trans-identifying, though she prefers the label queer.

EPISODE 3
LORRAINE WIDMER-CARSON

Lorraine Widmer-Carson

In the summer of 1976, Lorraine landed her first Banff job as a chamber maid, then as a waitress. She even found a place to live and that felt very lucky. Between 1980 and 2017, she worked for Parks Canada, The Whyte Museum, The Friends of Banff National Park, The Banff Centre, and most recently, as Executive Director at the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. Through this loving Mother to Mother conversation, Loraine enlightens us on how to stay grounded and connected in a busy world, with a busy family, and endless demands around us. As a big fan of Earl Grey, Loraine steps out of her comfort zone to enjoy our floral Lavender Earl Grey, apart of our special Mother's Day Trio.

EPISODE 4
MARIE-EVE MARCHAND

Podcast Cover

Marie-Eve Marchand is one of these rare and special humans who simply makes the world a better place.  We are so lucky to have this lady in Banff bringing culture, conservation sciences, communications and policy together for nature.  Among many projects, Marie-Eve successfully bought the plains bison back in Banff National Park.  She is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WPCA) and received the national Golden Leaf Award for her work on protecting the last undammed river in Southern Quebec. Marie-Eve is from Lac-St-Jean, Quebec and lived, studied or worked in Jamaica, United Kingdom, Italy, Cameroon and Colorado, USA. She has a business degree, a Masters in Environmental Sciences.

EPISODE 5
ERIN EVANS

Erin Evans Portrait

Erin craves depth in all things. She loves rigorous asana, deep belly laughs and good conversations. She is a yogi, mother, a writer and investigator of what makes people tick. After succeeding her business degree, Her heart yearns for Yoga with intention. Erin offers us a great lesson of how to find our purpose and strike for it, also meaning facing fears and judgments. We end up with a strong woman, free, awake and successful.Because she is one of these wild woman, Erin choose our deep Lapsang Souchong, with a dash of wisky.




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Lavender Earl Grey
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Peach Blossom White
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Jolene's Camper Mug
Jolene's Camper Mug
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Jolene's Camper Mug

Jolene's Camper Mug

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Blood Orange Pu-erh Tea
Blood Orange Pu-erh Tea

Blood Orange Pu-erh

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Lapsang Souchong
Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong

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Hario Jumping Tea Pot 800ml
Hario Jumping Tea Pot 800ml

Hario Jumping Tea Pot 800ml

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