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Abounding Grace Home Care Services
Gale Salmon | Client Care Director

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Greetings!  My name is Gale Salmon, Founder and Care Director of Abounding Grace Home Care Services. Before becoming an entrepreneur, I worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years where I gained experience in roles of Governance, Quality Control and Client Service Management. In 2011, I transitioned from Bay Street to follow my desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.  I am a certified Personal Support Worker and I am thrilled to be launching our non medical personal support and respite care services in the communities of Durham Region and parts of the GTA.

Abounding Grace Home Care Services provides compassionate care to the elderly, disabled adults and children, to persons with dementia and to those at the end of life within their own homes, retirement residences, long term care facilities and hospitals.  Our comprehensive services are responsive to the individualized care needs of each client to improve their emotional, physical, social and spiritual well being while alleviating the demands upon the primary caregiver(s) through flexible respite services.  Families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one will be safe and cared for with compassion and abounding grace.

If you or a family member, neighbour or friend are in need of additional support, we would be happy to assist.  Give us a call for your free in home consultation today.





Phone: 647.779.2984

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Live Love Life Music | Roxanne Christian | Music Therapist

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Roxanne Christian is a skilled and talented Music Therapist.  She graduated from Berklee College of Music with her BA in Music Therapy.  Roxanne Christian is registered and Board Certified through the Certification Board of Music Therapists and the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.

Roxanne has over a decade of experience working with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs, primarily serving those in the Mental Health population.

Roxanne Christian has positively impacted those she works with and around, from the Department of Mental Health in California, Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, Autism Ontario, and individuals and other companies who have privately contracted her services.  Her intervention tools include percussion instruments from around the world, drumming and rhythmic entrainment, art, guitar, piano, and voice.  Roxanne Christian uses an integrative therapeutic approach.  Her primary approaches include Cognitive Behaviour, Humanistic, and Mindfulness.   She ultimately uses an approach that the individual will have the most success with.

Live Love Life Music’s mission is to help enrich the lives of individuals and meet their desired goals through the therapeutic use of music.  We empower individuals with tools to enhance and self-regulate their mood, increase their sense of purpose, improve their social and cognitive functioning, and provide healthy means of self-exploration and expression that ultimately promotes joy in the present moment.

Freckle Face Jewellery | Angie Henderson

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Some people say, Freckles are unique and beautiful.  I believe every woman should feel unique and beautiful.

My name is Angie Henderson and I am the owner and designer of Freckle Face Jewellery.

Freckle Face designs fashion Jewellery in a variety of styles that can be personalized to reflect each woman’s unique style.  Our Jewellery inspires women to feel confident and gives them the opportunity to express who they are.

Our product is currently sold in a Bowmanville Clothing Boutique “Gather” (

We have been in business for 6 years, selling locally and online through

We are very excited to have our very own online shop which has been operating since  June 26, 2016.

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Propose It | Deborah Senior

Deborah Senior

Looking for a dynamic talent who understands government, corporate and foundation funding? Look no further.  Deborah’s experience at the Hudson’s Bay Company Charitable and Laidlaw Foundations puts her in the unique position to accurately tailor proposals to meet funders’ needs.  Her expertise in Youth Programs, Organizational Capacity Building and Sponsorships is second to none. Deborah writes grants, RFP’s, business plans and negotiates exit strategies for clients who are small to medium sized business, professional associations and not-for-profits.

Her transition from the charitable to corporate sector is equally impressive. Ten years in business development, loyalty programs and consumer research with companies like Hudson’s Bay, Petro-Canada and Nielsen, Deborah has success managing end-to-end business strategies. She loves digging into the data to uncover patterns in consumer behaviour to achieve aggressive revenue targets. Her specialty is bridging her foundation and business experience. Her passion is helping organizations grow.

As Principal Consultant at Propose It! She supports not-for-profits and small businesses by writing the solutions that fund ideas. Her ‘edge’ is being a former grant-makers who provide keen insight into corporate and government funding bodies.  Propose It! offers a 3 tier service model: Complete Outsourcing, Partnered Approach and Proposal Critique to provide you with budget friendly options to augment resources.  Looking for creative ways to reduce administrative costs, integrate marketing programs and increase funds? Let us write the solutions to fund your ideas.

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Catherine Bossuyt | Step By Step Senior’s Downsizing Experts

Catherine Bossuyt



My name is Catherine Bossuyt and I am the proud owner of Step-By-Step Seniors’ Downsizing Experts. Step-by-Step offers total peace of mind to seniors and their adult children when it’s time for seniors to downsize. Our comprehensive end-to-end solutions alleviate the anxiety and time commitment associated with a downsizing move.

A downsizing move is an enormous project to undertake and can become overwhelming. I personally have over 25 years of extensive project management experience. That experience helped in the past when downsizing and moving seniors and will ensure that our services will be seamless, efficient and successful. What makes us unique is that we are the only ones to offer these end-to-end services. At Step-by-Step we transition seniors with care.

We have a number of different packages depending on what our clients need.  Please see our website for more details.

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Rag Doll Entertainment | Steve Boyle

Steve Boyle


Hello, my name is Steve Boyle and I’m the Head Honcho at RAG DOLL Entertainment. “There’s nothing like a Good Quality Live Music Performance to enhance any event and leave a lasting, vibrant impression”. At RAG DOLL we assemble the Perfect Live Music Performance to suit your venue, your audience, and your budget. During the past 2 years, I’ve put together the RAG DOLL Team and I’m proud to say I now have 30+ Professional Musicians “as well as” 20+ Full Bands in the RAG DOLL offerings. Professional musicians, who eat, sleep & breathe music, and many being Award Winners. RAG DOLL’s Primary markets are corporate functions, weddings and private parties, where the audiences range between 50-1,000 people. No event is too big or too small. RAG DOLL has recently produced 5 Demo Videos, with one being a 2-1/2 minute Company Infomercial. Please take a few moments to have a look at RAG DOLL’s great sites, pages and videos listed below:

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RAG DOLL Facebook Page:

RAG DOLL Website:

Steve Boyle LinkedIn Page:

RAG DOLL Company Video Infomercial:

RAG DOLL YouTube Channel:

Email:  Mobile: 647-293-1190

Baby Gear Rentals | Tobi Williams-Glew | Chief Momma

Tobi Williams-Glew

Tobi Williams-Glew is a Mom to two active little boys, ages 5 and 2.  She’s also a stay-at-home mom and further maintains a successful home-based sales and marketing business.  A recent family vacation to northern Ontario necessitated renting baby furniture which the resort did not supply.  Very surprisingly, there was no baby equipment for rent in the east GTA ,or more particularly, in the Durham Region.  Never one to miss an opportunity, Tobi immediately founded Baby Gear Rentals to service those families travelling with children in Durham who cannot transport the necessary baby gear.  Tobi delivers stress-free solutions to parents by delivering and installing safe, reliable, contemporary children’s equipment and toys that allows these families to enjoy their time with friends and families.
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Visit Baby Gear Rentals website at or visit her on Facebook.


Audrey Isenor | Isenor Live Mediation Services

Audrey Isenor

My private family mediation practice is focused on but not limited to Elder Mediation. Our services can save you time, a great deal of stress, unnecessary and high legal fees and allow for the continuation of important relationships.

Raising awareness of the benefits of mediation will be a marketing focus.

Key partnerships include my associates, seniors groups, legal and medical professionals, Ontario Association for Family Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region.

Key resources are my strong mediation skills and educational background and the support of my professional associates.  My activities include connecting with clients through social media, meeting and assessing client needs, conducting mediations and ongoing promotion of our profession and its services.

Instagram – isenorlive
Twitter – @isenorlive
Linked in –  Audrey Sibley Isenor and Isenor Live Mediation Services

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Business telephone: 289.200.6278
Business email is:




Sandra Middleton | Middleton Interiors

Sandra Middleton


 Have you ever decorated a space, only to redecorate it a month down the road? We hire professionals to do most things around the house, but when it comes to interior decorating we think ‘why pay for something that I can do myself?’ The qualified and educated eye of an interior decorator can save you both money and time, and help to achieve your visual story. My name is Sandra Middleton, and I am a certified interior decorator, passionate about assisting my clients achieve their vision. Enhancing your personal style is our mission.  We listen attentively to our clients wants and needs, and implement your visual story, as you see it.  From inception to completion, we work with our clients to enhance your personal style, not change it. The difference that sets Middleton Interiors apart is truly in our ability to listen, ensuring our clients home is a true expression of their personal style, taste, and expression. We work with two primary markets; homeowners in transition (relocation, downsizing, empty nesters) reclaiming their space and wishing for it to be decorated, as well as homeowners selling their home, and wishing their home to be staged for the best return on investment. We can enhance a space, or transform a place…just let us know.

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Steve Boyce | Webvids

Steve Boyce specializes in helping businesses boost traffic to their website by providing a high quality, online video commercial to market their product or services on the world wide web. Online videos can also be used to help with brand recognition and marketing by sharing on social media networks such as You Tube, Facebook, & twitter.



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