CHYM 96.7 celebrates International Women’s Day! Check out stories from our very own Adele, Tara, Cash, PJ and Sandra and the women who have influenced them in their lives! #internationalwomensday



Today and every day, big love and profound appreciation to the amazing women in my life!! My first and most important role model …my mom who has always led with kindness and positivity. (The best compliment of my life is hearing “you’re just like Jean”.) The women in my family who have never shown any signs of being the ‘weaker sex’. My lifelong friends who have borne witness to all of it…the laughs, the tears, the cheers, the hair! My more recent friends that I haven’t known as long but whom I cherish as fiercely. My high school English teacher who informed me that radio was an actual career. My radio sisters who know how to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. (“Entertain the possibility of ‘yes’!”)

Then, of course, there are women I don’t know personally…like Oprah who has encouraged us to live our best lives and Maya Angelou who took words and made magic (among the gold she spun “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”)

Thank you to all women who inspire the rest of us with your strength, your humour, your successes, your wisdom …maybe without even realizing it.

XO –T.


This International Women’s Day I’ll be celebrating the inspirational women I work with every day; Tara, Adele, Lisa Drew and Casey MacDonald. They are the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working alongside. Each is intelligent, caring, witty, and strong. They are inspirational and motivational. I am grateful for every single moment I get to spend with them learning, growing, and laughing. Thank you all for being such great inspirations.

– Cash


There have been so many incredible women over the years that have inspired me. The TOP spot would have to go to my mother.

I watched her go back to high school, college and university while raising a family. She taught me that nothing comes for free in life. By example she showed me that life is all about making yourself better and striving to be the best person you can be – not only for your family and community – but for yourself.

I think the most import thing I learned from my mother is the true meaning of having integrity. I love you Mom and I am so very blessed to have you in my life.



I have been surrounded by strong women my entire life. My grandmother raised 5 strong and successful children including my mother who never takes a day off from being both a friend AND a mom. My wife not only inspires me to be a better person and a better man – but I see her strength and power in the eyes and actions of my daughters each and every day. Your strength is my inspiration. Thank-you.

– PJ


The woman who inspires me the most is the woman who gave birth to me. Seems like an obvious choice to pick your mother but, this is a bit different. I’m picking my birth mother.

She didn’t see me crawl she didn’t see me walk or ride a bike for the first time. What she did, was give me the chance at an amazing life.

She was 17 years old when she found out she was pregnant with me. I couldn’t imagine what was going through her mind at the time.
This 17 year old girl did the bravest thing anyone could do; Give her unborn baby the chance at a great life. A life, that at 17 years old, she knew she couldn’t provide me. Yes, she loved her unborn child more than anything but sometimes love isn’t enough.

She reviewed different families and picked the one she felt would be the perfect home for her baby.

The day after I was born my birth mother was told that the family she had picked for me could no longer take me as the woman was diagnosed with cancer. My birth mother was then forced to re-evaluate her decision. Was she supposed to keep me? Was she making a mistake? She met the social workers who showed her my soon to be parents file and it was done. Her baby had a home.

The choice that she made allowed me so many opportunities. My family is amazing and they were always open with me about my adoption.

As I got older I wanted to know about my background and when I was 20 I found my birth mom. Since then, she hasn’t left my life. Honestly, she was always a part of my life just like I was always a part of hers…and for that I’m forever greatful.


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