HLF Planning Committee

Lorraine Allen (Co-Chair)

Lorraine Allen (Co-Chair)

"I grew up in Smiths Falls. My husband and I came back here to raise our boys. After retiring from education, I became a Smiths Falls Town Councillor. I am very proud to be our Council representative on the DBA Board and the Co-Chair of the Healthy Living Festival. I believe our town is becoming a vibrant, health-conscious place and this festival promotes that in a free fun family event!"

Christa Dales Donnelly (Co-Chair)

Christa Dales Donnelly (Co-Chair)

"I am from a festival family! We came to Smiths Falls in 1967 and have been involved in community events since we arrived. It is so much fun and extremely rewarding to work with an inspired group of volunteers and generous donors, all coming together to create this exciting event for our town. See you June 17th!"


Leanne Jarrett (Coordinator)

Leanne Jarrett (Coordinator)

This is my first year on the Healthy Living Festival Planning Committee. I grew up in Smiths Falls and I am very excited to experience the Festival for the first time. I think it is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to come enjoy a complimentary, unique experience in our beautiful downtown

Stephanie Cates

Stephanie Cates

After living in Smiths Falls a few years, I decided it was time to give back to my community. This town has much to offer and so many organizations that do their part in making this a community worth living in. For me, The Healthy Living Festival is an opportunity to help share the true spirit of what Smiths Falls really is, a Sensational place with vast access to so many venues that make it feel like home.


Robin Burrill

Robin Burrill

I am so excited to be a part of this Festival! As my kids enter the school system I was eager to put down some roots, become involved in the community, and meet some of the wonderful people here. As an organic farmer, paramedic, and a mom of four, the Healthy Living Festival was a perfect opportunity to combine a few of my passions. I am proud to be a part of this beautiful, friendly town that offers so many opportunities for families to get outdoors and get active!

Shelly Pankow Bradley

Shelly Pankow Bradley

I was born and raised in Smiths Falls. I moved home 11 years ago with my boys. I started out as a volunteer when the Festival began 5 years ago. It has been wonderful to see it grow into such an important element in our town. As part of the committee and with the assistance of our wonderful sponsors we strive to bring a fun day for all ages, that promotes healthy living and is free for all. It is a wonderful way to come together in our beautiful town!


Nicola Thomson

Nicola Thomson

"I moved to Smiths Falls 6 years ago and fell in love with the community. Our town is full of giving, dedicated individuals who work hard to make recreation available to all. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for people from all walks of life to have fun with their families and friends while learning about the benefits of health and wellness. I'm thrilled to be a part of it!"