Learn how not to grow old

Pat Nichol is an inspirational speaker who inspired members of the Somenos Womens’ Institute to bring her to Duncan. -
Pat Nichol is an inspirational speaker who inspired members of the Somenos Womens’ Institute to bring her to Duncan.
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Life is too short not to eat dessert first.

And the Somenos Women’s Institute is serving a dessert buffet at its upcoming presentation April 12, featuring inspirational speaker Pat Nichol who promotes that mantra and many more.

Although the women’s institute’s Diana Hardacker says the dessert portion was purely coincedental, she’s quite excited about hearing Nichol’s other life lessons.

Nichol will be educating the group and anyone else interested with her talk How Not to Grow Old.

“With a great deal of humour and a little pathos, Pat Nichol shares the secrets that she has learned about living every day to the maximum,” promotional material reads. “She talks about age from a George Carlin perspective; doing things to live life to the fullest; she talks about our purpose in being here and shares stories from people who have made a difference.

“Her purpose is to be sure that you take a warrior’s approach to life and participate joyfully.”

Hardacker said some of the group’s members saw Nichol speak at a fall Southern Vancouver Island Women’s Institutes workshop in Colwood.

“She was the speaker there, and of course some of our members were there and they were really impressed with her,” she said.

And Nichol’s push to live life to the fullest is exactly that of the women’s institute.

“One of the things the women’s institute tries to do is educate women on living life to the fullest,” said Hardacker. “She talks about health and she is also humorous.”

Nichol will also share tips on how to attract new friends, as well as ways to have a mini face lift and burn calories.

“Her purpose is to make you laugh, make you enjoy each moment of your life,” says promotional material.

Nichol is also a published author, house sitter, and soon-to-be traveller.

She has spoken to audiences from Victoria to the Netherlands on subjects that range from networking to team building to the Lord’s Prayer.

Proceeds from her appearance go toward the Margaret Moss Centre’s Infant and Maternal Services Program.

How Not to Grow Old takes place at the Duncan United Church and tickets cost $15 at the door.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, 250-246-2120.

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