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K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Welcomes Guest Speaker Leslie Gordon Christie


(Waterloo Region, ON – September 27, 2017) – K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year welcomes guest speaker Leslie Gordon Christie. Often referred to as “The Buff Mom”, Leslie is a certified personal trainer, life coach and mom. The Women of the Year guest speaker is proudly sponsored by TD Canada Trust.

Familiar to the people of Southwestern Ontario as CTV's Health and Lifestyle Specialist, Leslie Gordon Christie reported for more than a decade before becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Leslie does more than just train bodies, she is also a life coach who has worked alongside some of the best in the personal development industry, including Bob Proctor from The Secret and motivational speaker Paul Martinelli.

What sets Leslie apart from other trainers is her ability to help her clients create a vision, break through negative beliefs, and replace them with positive thoughts and habits that will lead them to a healthy lifestyle. Leslie's unique connection to her clients stems from her own experience with body image. As an adolescent, she struggled with weight issues and low self-esteem. It wasn't until she picked up a fitness magazine while standing in line at the grocery store, that her life changed. Leslie started to work out the very next day, and soon discovered the power of exercise and healthy eating on both self-confidence and self-esteem.

Today as a motivator and role model, she can be seen at various events and workshops teaching men and woman of all ages the key to achieving overall good health.

Leslie is a Can Fit Pro certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and Pre and Post Natal Specialist with over 20 years of experience. Aside from her television work, she was also the associate editor of Oxygen magazine and a freelance health journalist for a variety of Canadian publications.

Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Leslie grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and has her communications degree from Carleton University. Leslie studied journalism and fitness leadership at Humber College in Toronto.

Leslie is married to CP24 News Anchor Kyle Christie, they currently reside in Cambridge, Ontario with their two sons Carter and Allister.

K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year takes time out to recognize and pay tribute to outstanding women in the community. This year, the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at Lot 42 Global Flex Campus, Kitchener, ON.

Residents of the Region were encouraged to nominate their choice for K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year and are invited to enjoy this evening with these distinguished women. Tickets are limited and are available at the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Retail Store, 519-570-4267 x227 or online at www.oktoberfest.ca.

The K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year awards are proudly supported by Rogers, TD Bank Group, Sobeys, Little Mushroom Catering, Strongbow Apple Cider, Snapd KW and Morell Kelly Accident, Injury and Disability Law.

About Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a not-for-profit Bavarian festival founded in 1969 by a group of volunteers committed to contributing to the social and economic vitality of Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada twin cities with German heritage. Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival celebrates German heritage, food, music and festivities and is supported by more than 50 not-for-profit organizations. The festival is operated by eight year-round full-time staff, over 480 volunteers and 1,300 community and service club volunteers that stage the nine-day festival each October promoting a unique German cultural experience. As well as the economic boost the festival gives the local economy during the international festival, over $1.5 million is raised each year by the not-for-profit organizations associated with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, one of the top three most recognized event brands in Canada.

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For additional information:

Alfred Lowrick
Interim Executive Director,
K-W Oktoberfest Inc.
519-570-4267 ext. 222


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