News Archive

April 10, 2014

Every Woman Festival Sydney featured in Latte Life Magazine Australia



April 2, 2014

Excited to announce that Every Woman Organization Calgary will present a screening of Miss Representation at the Plaza Theatre Calgary in October this year Details coming soon!


FLURT Magazine write up on Every Woman Festival Edmonton:

CLICK HERE to read the full article.


March 19

 Photos of Every Woman Festival Edmonton are ONLINE NOW! Click here!


Photos from Every Woman Festival Calgary are online now! CLICK HERE!


Photos of Every Woman Festival Sydney 2014 online now! Click here!



March 12

Our Fitglow Beauty Lipglosses have arrived for Every Woman Festival Calgary tomorrow night! Check out this amazing new brand from Calgary created by Anna Domi, which is organic, ethical and cruelty free. We are proud to work with Fitglow Makeup!


Watch Fitglow Founder & CEO, Anna Domi’s interview here-




Every Woman Festival Calgary is tomorrow night!



March 11

Congratulations Every Woman Edmonton Team! The inaugural Every Woman Festival in Edmonton is officially SOLD OUT!


Angelyn Shultz, Lauren Alston, Founder  Sophie Serafino, Edmonton Chair Rowena Cui, Sarah Chan, Amanda Ash, Amor Carandang at Lexus South Pointe.

Can’t make it to EWF 2014? Check out interviews of our panelists online- CLICK HERE!


March 10

Check out Edmonton Every Woman Festival’s keynote speaker Margaret Ann Armour on Alberta Prime Time tonight! CLICK HERE to watch.



March 8 2014


EVERY WOMAN FESTIVAL CALGARY- What Does International Women’s Day mean to Every Woman Organization?

Interviews with the Calgary team, by Good Boy Films:

Click here to read the full article



Edmonton Chair Woman Rowena Cui appeared on Global Television Edmonton this morning with Olivia Wik, EWF performer for both Edmonton and Calgary, who sang BE YOURSELF live to air- the title track of our international female artist compilation CD. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW!


March 7, 2914

Our Edmonton Chair Rowena Cui and WIN House Spokesperson Mona Gill appeared on CTV this morning with Kimberly Wynn! Watch the interview: CLICK HERE!


Interview with Every Woman Festival 2014 sponsors by GOOD BOY FILMS- Steve Nagy & Andrea Ross of Varkour & Breathe Parkour! Andrea Ross will stage a performance of VARKOUR- WOMEN OVERCOMING OBSTACLES at EWF 2014, 13th March at Lone Star Mercedes Benz. Click here for tickets. 

March 4, 2014

Even the cars are getting ready for Every Woman Festival Edmonton! Thanks to Lexus South Pointe!


Coming up at Every Woman Festival Calgary, thanks to Lone Star Mercedes Benz, we have added Artistic Director of La Caravan Dance Theatre Maya Lewandowsky and her dancers to our line up!



March 5, 2014

One week to go until our Alberta Festivals! Edmonton- 12th March, Calgary- 13th March! Today, members of our Every Woman Edmonton team are interviewed at Lexus South Pointe (title sponsor and host of Every Woman Festival Edmonton 2014) by Dana Giesbrecht on Shaw TV! Also interviewed, Mona Gill, on behalf of Win House Edmonton.





March 4, 2014

Our World Wide CD Compilation BE YOURSELF is now available for Pre-Order on iTunes!




March 3, 2014

Modern Socialite, Calgary’s online lifestyle magazine features an article by Every Woman Organization Founder, Sophie Serafino, on why she started Every Woman. Click here to read the article.



March 2, 2014

This morning, Sophie Serafino & Justine Tyrell join Russell Bowers in the Studio at CBC Radio Canada on Daybreak Alberta. Click here to listen!


Also, today our Edmonton team in the studio recording their new Every Woman song! Details to come!


Singers Olivia Wik and Kira Lynn Hladun, rapper Doris Dulic, Edmonton Chair Rowena Cui and producer R.J. Cui at Planit Sound!


March 1, 2014

Every Woman Festival Edmonton is featured in the St. Albert Gazette today, featuring our Edmonton Chairwoman Rowena Cui!



February 28, 2014

Every Woman Festival Edmonton featured in the Edmonton Journal today!



February 26, 2014

Plans for all three festivals in 2014 are well underway! Check out this video by Good Boy Films Calgary of the Casting of the professional part of the Every Woman Festival Calgary fashion show which will feature clothing by Malika Rajani. Rebecca King, Leah Bohnet, Chantel Traub. Our Fashion Show will also include a ‘real women’ segment with clothing by Cats Eye Vintage and Joyce’s Closet!

The Professional Fashion Show Casting for EWF Calgary 2014:

Every Woman Festival 2014 – Fashion Show Casting from Good Boy Films on Vimeo.


Also coming up in March, Every Woman is a sponsor of the Nor-Am Finals! Tickets on sale now! Click here



February 8, 2014

Tickets for Every Woman Festival Calgary are ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE!

Tickets for Every Woman Festival Edmonton are ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE!

Tickets to Every Woman Festival Sydney ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE!

News for all of our festivals- we will launch our compilation CD at Every Woman Festival 2014:


In 2014, on March 12, Every Woman Organization will release their compilation CD Be Yourself which includes tracks from great female artists world wide, and a track written especially for Every Woman Organization, by Celia Rose. Artists include: Sophie Serafino (AUSTRALIA/CANADA), Amy Sky (Toronto CANADA), Justine Tyrell (Calgary CANADA), Celia Rose (USA/CANADA), Adelaide MacKenzie (UNITED KINGDOM), Tara Slone (Calgary, CANADA), FreYja (FRANCE), Olivia Wik (Edmonton CANADA), Morag Northey (Calgary CANADA), Jocelyn & Lisa (CANADA), Courtney Jones, Johna (GERMANY), Heidi (AUSTRALIA), Jennifer Crestol (BAHRAIN), and more. iTUNES Pre-Order available soon!



January 18 2014

Our Edmonton Committee Shot the campaign photo for their March 12 Festival today at Lexus South Pointe- Title Sponsor and host of Every Woman Festival Edmonton 2014! Many thanks also to Stacie Woytowich of the Hair House & Lydia Yapp Hair & Makeup Artistry!



January 16 2014

Our first Every Woman Festival in Edmonton will take place at Lexus South Pointe Edmonton, our Edmonton Host and Title Sponsor, on WEDNESDAY 12th MARCH 2013!


Our Calgary Festival will take place at Lone Star Mercedes Benz Calgary, our Host and Title Sponsor, on Thursday 13th March 2014!


January 13 2014

Final recording sessions for the Every Woman 2014 Compilation CD are underway at OCL Studios Calgary! Rob Wells has arrived to produce Sophie Serafino and Olivia Wik especially for the CD, and the choir for our title track was recorded yesterday. Click here to view a full album of photos!


Sophie Serafino & Rob Wells


Members of the Every Woman Committee, Music team and volunteers recording at OCL Studios!


January 11 2014

Today our Calgary team got together to participate in a photo shoot for the promotional campaign for our 2014 Festival, on March 13 at Lonestar Mercedes Benz Calgary! Tickets on sale soon. Many thanks to Mantaray Creative for producing our campaign, and to Chi Chi Couture Calgary for hosting our shoot!



January 10 2014

In 2014, on March 6, Every Woman Organization will release a compilation CD including tracks from great female artists world wide, and a track written especially for Every Woman Organization, by Celia Rose. Artists include: Sophie Serafino (AUSTRALIA/CANADA), Amy Sky (Toronto CANADA), Justine Tyrell (Calgary CANADA), Celia Rose (USA/CANADA), Adelaide MacKenzie (UNITED KINGDOM), Tara Slone (Calgary, CANADA), FreYja (FRANCE), Olivia Wik (Edmonton CANADA), Morag Northey (Calgary CANADA), Jocelyn & Lisa (CANADA), Courtney Jones, Johna (GERMANY), Heidi (AUSTRALIA), Jennifer Crestol (BAHRAIN), and a song written by the women of Servants Anonymous Society Calgary in our program Songpals & more! More details coming soon….



21st December 2013

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and  Happy New Year!


Justine Tyrell, one of our performers and our outreach director  leads our Christmas concert for the children of Ronald McDonald House

9th December 2013


Our Signature Event, Every Woman Festival will take place in Calgary & Edmonton Canada, and Sydney Australia in International Women’s Day Week, March 2014. We are excited to announce Lonestar Mercedes Benz Calgary as sponsor of Every Woman Festival Calgary March 13 2014! March 8th is the date for Every Woman Festival Edmonton, and more news coming soon!

Lone Star Mercedes-Benz- host and title sponsor of Every Woman Festival Calgary 2014



Director of Every Woman Organization Music, Nancy (Celia Rose) Kujawinski takes a SongPals Session at Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary.

Last Sunday, 8th December, Every Woman Organization sponsored part of the entertainment for Christmas at the Madison- an event by Louise Gallagher, photos coming soon! One of our artists Justine Tyrell, who is also our Outreach Director, performed at this event and wowed the crowd with her original music!


10th October 2013

Our Calgary Festival celebrating International Women’s Day Week is scheduled for March 13 2014! Save the date! More news coming soon.


25th September 2013

Every Woman Foundation Founder Sophie Serafino was the keynote speaker at the Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary’s Annual General Meeting last night. After her speech, Sophie was presented with a quilt which was hand made by the women of SAS as a part of one of the programs in which they participate.



7th September 2013

Celia Rose (Nancy Kujawinski) & Sophie Serafino host SongPals last night at Ronald McDonald House! Our programs run regularly at locations including Ronald McDonald House Calgary and Servants Anonymous Society Calgary. If you are a qualified music teacher, a writer or experienced life coach please email us to find out how you can volunteer for SongPals and our other outreach programs.



15th August 2013

Our musical director Nancy Kujawinski (Celia Rose) is busy working on our 2014 release! The title track, Every Woman, written by Celia Rose is being recorded at OCL Studios Calgary Performing on the track are Every Woman YYC performers Justine Tyrell, Sophie Serafino, Morag Northey, Celia Rose, and special guests Lisa from Jocelyn & Lisa and Celene Yohemas.


Lisa performs at OCL Studios on our forthcoming 2014 release!


25th July 2013

SongPals is operational in Calgary in various locations. Justine Tyrell from our Every Woman Calgary Team takes a SongPals session at Ronald McDonald House, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital last night:


 To enquire about having a SongPals team visit your school or institution, please email


10th July 2013

Every Woman Foundation sponsors the entertainment for the Servants Anonymous Calgary, Stampede Breakfast!


Sophie Serafino is pictured with Calgary Stampeders Mascot Ralph the Dog, and Every Woman Foundation Musical Director and performer, Celia Rose


31st May 2013

Last night, EWF performers Justine Tyrell and Celia Rose joined Jocelyn & Lisa and speaker Natasha Falle from Sextrade 101 at their fundraiser sponsored by Every Woman Foundation, hosted by Jill Croteau from Global TV Calgary.


Top row: Jacqueline Tyler, Becky Kung, June Round, Natasha Falle, Marina Giacomin, Nancy Kujawinski (Celia Rose), Lisa (from Jocelyn & Lisa)

Second Row: Sophie Serafino, Justine Tyrell, Chantel Hambrook, Jocelyn (from Jocelyn & Lisa)

Many thanks to participants in our Silent Auction for Servants Anonymous- The Fairmont Palliser Calgary, Inner Spirit Photography, Colleen Sproule Productions, Dagmar Jewellery, Paul Van Ginkel – Van Ginkel Art Gallery, Stampede Sessions at Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre, Trena Laine Makeup Artistry.


30th May 2013

The Servants Anonymous Safe House has been saved! Generous anonymous donations have raised over $200,000.00 in the past few weeks to keep the organization running for another year. For more information on Servants Anonymous go to-



20th April 2013

Coming up on May 30, Every Woman Foundation musicians Justine Tyrell & Nancy Kujawinski will perform at a special event for The Servants Anonymous Society of Canada  – CRY OF THE STREETS- AN EVENING OF FREEDOM to raise awareness and funds to help support girls and women in recovery from sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  BUY TICKETS HERE-





21st March 2013

Last Sunday, our performers Celia Rose, Morag Northey, Justine Tyrell and Sophie Serafino commenced production of the song ‘Every Woman’ written by Celia Rose for Every Woman Foundation, sponsored by OCL Studios Calgary . CLICK HERE to view photos of our session by Doug Wong. Release Date TBA.

EWF recording sesh small




16th March 2013

We are excited to announce Rowena Cui as Chairwoman of Every Woman Foundation Edmonton, Alberta Canada! EWF will launch in Edmonton in 2014, with outreach activities commencing in 2013. More news soon!


Read more about Rowena here:


6th March 2013

Congratulations to Angela Martini and Mira Motet, winners of our Inner Spirit Competition! The best comments on Modern Socialite’s article on Every Woman Festival Calgary (click here to view)  won a photography package from Inner Spirit Photography. More competitions coming soon!

Inner spirit logo



Also today, Top Canadian event company e=mc2, one of our #EveryWomanYYC Sponsors, has been nominated for the Readers’ Choice Award in the “Favorite Event Planner” category-they did #EveryWomanYYC, are a female run company, do a lot in the community, are VERY good at what they do- the best- & they rock!



3rd March 2013

Every Woman Festival Calgary launched the concept of the organisation last night and revealed plans for its Outreach program and free public events, at the Gerry Thomas Gallery. Mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi welcomed guests via video link and Sandra Jansen gave opening remarks. Guests were entertained by performers Celia Rose, Morag Northey, Justine Tyrell, Sophie Serafino, a Fashion Show by My Filosophy Canada, inspired by speaker June Round who led an interactive activity where guests were invited to tie the blessing strings of the Dalai Lama on each other’s wrists, and of course, the ladies of the ‘Inspirational Circle’- a panel of speakers including Debra Ross, Dr. Kimberley Amirault Ryan, Zahra Al-Harazi, Cathy Sproule, Becky Kung, Chantel Hambrook & Trena Olfert. Click here to view a full photo album.


Every Woman Festival write up by Fashion Sign Magazine Calgary- click here to view the whole story!

Many thanks to Jacqueline Tyler Public Relations for creating the media hype around Every Woman Festival Calgary 2013, including articles in: Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, CBC Radio, Avenue Magazine Calgary, Calgary Sun, Tall Freckled Fashionista Blog, Global TV Calgary, Notable, Go!Calgary on Shaw TV, Montreal Gazette, Fashion Sign Magazine, Modern Socialite and many more.


#EveryWomanYYC featured in the Calgary Sun today:



1st March 2013

Our Founder and Chair Sophie Serafino donated a performance last night to Ovarian Cancer Canada’s Signature event, Love Her. The event raised $240,000.00 for the charity!



Also today, our Vice Chair of Every Woman Festival Canada, Maryse Daze, appears on Go!Calgary, Shaw TV to promote our Every Woman Festival tomorrow night!


28th February 2013

Celia Rose- one of our performers and member of our Outreach team is featured in Modern Socialite today, talking about outreach initiative, SongPals:




7th February 2013

Every Woman Festival committee members Zahra Al-Harazi, Michelle Cameron Coulter and Sophie Serafino attend the Famous Five Luncheon in Calgary. Zahra was the guest speaker for the day, introduced by Sophie. Inspiring afternoon!



22nd February 2013

 Celia Rose, Justine Tyrell Leach and Sophie Serafino were interviewed on CBC Radio Calgary with Russell Bowers this morning about Every Woman Festival and performed live ‘Every Woman’ written by Celia Rose, which will be recorded and released this March, thanks to OCL Studios Calgary- funds to go to Ovarian Cancer Canada. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW – CLICK HERE

CBC Radio

Every Woman Festival Calgary was featured in the Calgary Herald today! Click here to read the full article.



Members of EWF Calgary Support Motion Ball 2013 tonight-



25th January 2013


For more information about our speakers & entertainers, click here

Proceeds to go:



October 24, 2012

Sophie Serafino, our Founder, donates a performance and meet & greet to the patients of Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada:




March 9, 2012

Every Woman Festival took place last night in Sydney at Blue Beat Double Bay! Check out the video of the night:


March 7, 2012

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day & our 2012 Festival in Sydney! All the acts have been on 99.3FM in the last days in the lead up to the big night tomorrow- got your tickets yet?

Every Woman Festival Calgary Ladies’ Lunch hosted by Sophie Serafino will take place this coming Saturday 10th March!


February 22, 2012

Every Woman Festival is featured in North Shore Living Magazine Australia!

February 12, 2012

Every Woman Festival Sydney’s chosen charity for 2012 is The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Every Woman Festival Clagary will raise funds and promote Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health


February 10, 2012






January 4 2012

Geoff Stanwell, radio presenter & chairman of FM99.3 Northside Radio, is now the Every Woman Festival Chairman for Australia! Our founder, Sophie Serafino is now based in Canada, and is currently working on bringing Every Woman Festival to Canadian audiences. Our 2012 lineup will be announced soon!


May 2, 2011

Our 2011 Every Woman Festival video is now online!

Every Woman Festival live at the Basement Sydney 2011


March 21, 2011

OUR 2011 chosen artists performed for our Every Woman Music Festival at the Basement in Sydney to a packed house! Photos online here! We’re now working on 2012!


March 3, 2011

Our Founder & Chairwoman Sophie Serafino, is featured in the Southern Courier.

All the girls for the 2011 are hard at work! Check out the full album of photos from our rehearsals here!

Rehearsing for the finale with choreographer Shannon Dolan


March 1, 2011

The first Every Woman Festival podcast is now available on iTunes  thanks to Anne-Lise Larsen!! Click here to download it for free!

Our 2011 performers are hitting up radio and TV all over town:

Guitarist Doug Weaver, Evelyn Duprai, with 2RDJFM hosts & Tansy Mayhew! Watch Evelyn & Tansy perform during their interview:

Sally Street, Sophie Serafino & Evelyn Duprai on 2NSB 99.3FM Northshore FM with Geoff Stanwell

 Sophie Serafino & Sally Street on 2NSB 99.3FM Northshore FM with Geoff Stanwell


February 18, 2011

Our Founder & Chairwoman Sophie Serafino, is interviewed by Yen Magazine about our upcoming Festival on March 8 at the Basement!


February 4, 2011

Every Woman Festival Australia is featured in the Manly Daily!


January 20, 2011

Every Woman Festival Australia is featured in Yen Magazine!


December 20, 2010

Congratulations to Emily Killen the winner of our Spring Makeover Competition! Emily was transformed by the top stylists at Artis Hair Sydney. Thank you to the Artis Hair team for supporting Every Woman Festival! Tickets are now on sale for our March 8 Festival, click here to grab yours now! Merry Christmas everyone!



October 19, 2010

Line-up for 2011, Every Woman Festival Australia, which will take place on the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day is announced!


May 15 2010

Check out the latest addition to our online TV series:

How to make it as a session musician with Cellist Emily Palethorpe!


April 30 2010

Congratulations to Katerina Anastassiou, winner of our April BBF competition! Katerina has won an iPOD! Check out some of our great entries here:

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March 13 2010

Congratulations to Kate O’Reilly, winner of our first ever competition! Kate has won a book package package from Hachette Publishing Australia!



March 8 2010

The Every Woman Festival website & online TV series is launched! Check out the great how-to videos with Melinda Schneider, Bianca Dye, Georgina & Charlotte Dodson and Darrianne Donnelley! Click here for more…


Interview with June Round by Daniela Codreanu

June Round is a beam of shining light to this world. When you are around her, you cannot help but be drawn to her infectious personality. Her life mission has been about healing the world with love and compassion through the practice of Thai Massage.

She grew up on a farm in Northern Alberta and was her Father’s right hand girl. “I was such a jock,” she says. In her late teen years she attended the University of Alberta taking Recreation Administration; then she went on to study Criminology at Mount Royal University, which was a College at the time, and later attended the University of Calgary.

“For the summer times because I was a student at the University, I was working as a ditch digger to make money, so that I could go back to school; at that point in time, it was $15.00 an hour,” comments Round.

It was her participation in the Miss Edmonton Contest that got her noticed in the modelling world. “My first gig (afterward) was a Ralph Lauren shoot and from there (I) was asked to go model internationally.” She quit school and decided to follow her new path.

Round tells the story of her years in the modelling industry: “I wasn’t prettier than anyone else and I didn’t walk better than anyone else… Being who I was, the farm girl… That’s what catapult (me to) success. Then there was a point where I just said this is not enough. I had my best friend’s daughter die in the middle of the night, when I was on the top of my career. I looked at what I what I was doing and I said, ‘What is this for? Why am I doing this? Is it for my ego? Where am I going with this?’ I couldn’t give myself a good enough answer to stay in it and I quit.”

Also at this point, she was 31 and being asked to get her eyes done as it would allow her to get many more years out of her career. Her response, “No, I am not altering my body, so I just left it.”

Her next move was to Thailand where she studied Thai Massage and would practice it for the next 25 years: “(I) really found my passion in healing and doing what I call Spirit’s work,” shares Round. She received the opportunity to work on some of the world’s biggest musical celebrities getting them ready for their concerts each night: Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, Olivia Newton John, Rolling Stones and Van Morrison’s band.

Nowadays, she is giving her body a rest and healing the world with love and compassion in other ways.

Last year she wowed the crowd at the very first annual Every Woman Festival with her Spiritual Interactive Activity. Each individual received a bright red bracelet several threads thick that had been previously blessed by the Dalai Lama himself; she then asked each person to say a blessing for their friend or loved one while they tied the bracelet onto their friend’s or love one’s wrist.

This year at the Every Woman Festival she will lead another Spiritual Interactive Activity where guests can write their wishes for loved ones, their community or the world on a ribbon that will then be tied to Calgary’s very own Wish Tree. It will be planted in a specific area of the city as a landmark of hope.

“The Wishing Tree is a place where you’ll put a wish on it and your heart will feel good. It will be a feel good place in the city to go if somebody is sick or if you want the planet healed,” says Round with joy.


-by Daniela Codreanu

Daniela Codreanu Calgary Herald Media