Rise + Connect

Join us for an evening of inspired connection with creative entrepreneurs as we eat, drink, share our stories and raise funds for the Love for Lewiston Foundation. On June 7th come out to Red River College 160 Princess Street in the exchange to network with a variety of industries, shop our unique pop-up shop, and hear from a variety of inspiring and incredible individuals who have overcome challenges to become a positive influence in their area of expertise.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Love for Lewiston Foundation who exists to create awareness and bring joyful experiences to those who need it most by spreading love and support to local families, and ultimately raise funds focused on treatments and finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is an inherited condition that causes nerve cells in the lower part of the brain and spinal cord to break down and die. When this happens, the brain stops sending signals to the body’s muscles.

Babies with SMA can have difficulty crawling, walking, or even breathing, and older kids can have trouble getting around and mastering simple tasks of everyday life, like combing their hair.

Much research has been done to identify the genes that cause SMA, but currently, there’s still no cure for the disease. Despite the limitations SMA causes, many kids who have it learn to live as independently as possible with the help of physical and occupational therapy and by getting treatment for the disease’s most troubling symptoms.



  • Fortify Wellness
  • Charleston & Harlow
  • Sarah Sue Designs
  • Lend Me Some Sugar
  • Park & Buzz


  • Katrina Vanderveen
  • Meghan & Brett Zahari
  • Amanda Buhse
  • Julie Michaud
  • Jessica Janzen Olstad
  • Jodie Tilley
  • Kristin Hallett


Tickets can be purchased at www.riseandconnect.com


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