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Here is what we did

in the heart of wine country at

The Pillar and Post, Niagara-On-The-Lake!

New programme and information coming soon!

Nadja Piatka welcomes BFF Grace Cirocco

to co-host an empowering women's weekend.


Learn easy live steps to live and look your best from our renouned experts!

This weekend is all about YOU

This year's line up will once again amaze and delight!  

Get ready for the ultimate women's weekend packed with fun, enlightenment and world class food prepared by the world class Pillar & Post culinary team!


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Day 1:  Friday April 27

Welcome to the UGG!  Reception Welcome Desk opens at 4:00pm! 

The main lobby becomes an afternoon UGG pre-party as all our girlfriends arrive and check in for the weekend of fun!  

After you check in at the front desk, come on over to the UGG Welcome desk for your hUGG, name tag and swag bag!  There are always lots of fun goodies ready to get your weekend started.


We look forward to getting you all settled and answer any questions that you may have.  It's time to get the UGG party started!

UGG Founder Nadja Piatka

"Dream it - Achieve It"


From hiding from bill collectors as an unemployed single mother to being a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a self made millionaire.  Nadja made a dream come true. Armed only with an idea and a $100 investment, she became an international supplier to the food industry. As an unemployed, single mother, her amazing story of taking a company out of her kitchen and creating a successful food company was highlighted on the Oprah Winfrey Show and other international media.


Since no one would hire her, she decided that she would hire herself. She started her business by waking up in the wee hours to bake and deliver her baked goods in her car to local coffee shops. When her customer base grew, she outsourced her production and within a year became a supplier to McDonalds Canada, the first of many successes in the fiercely competitive food industry.


She is a bestselling author and is the recipient of numerous achievement awards in Canada and the US.


Nadja will share her amazing professional and personal story of why she started the Ultimate Girls Getaway for women, surviving leukemia, setting goals and helping others achieve their goals. Her presentation will be a guide and an inspiration to anyone who dares to dream big! 

7:00 pm The Pajama Party! 

Get the party started!  Come hungry. Kickoff the weekend with a complimentary crantini, delicious food, music and entertainment.  Put on your favorite comfy flannels with the elastic waistband and get ready to indulge, showoff your dancing skills and laugh the night away!  


The Pajama Party is the signature event at the Ultimate Girls Getaway, developed over years of great parties and guest feedback just like we did when we were kids. After it's all over, we'll let the hotel clean up so we can go jump on the beds! 

We'll have food stations for you to enjoy all evening.  This years theme is Barbecue!

You'll meet great new friends, dance, sing and have the time of your life!  Shop at the UGG Trade Fair. We love to support women in business. This is also a time to get one on one time with our presenters, sponsors and UGG staff.


This year we have 10 amazing women businesses displaying at the UGG.  We love to support women in business!  Bring your wallets ladies!

Click here to view all the great products that will be on display!


Day 2:  Saturday April 28 

Start your Day however you choose!

Join us for a  morning hike with Deb Taylor 8:00 - 8:30 am 

Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at your leisure

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"The Divine Feminine" -  Tapping into the Energies of Love and Abundance.    An empowering life changing session with Grace Cirocco

10:00am - 11:30am


April 2018 marks 15 years that Grace started The Goddess Club, a monthly workshop series focused on women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual growth and resilience. She has delivered over 175 workshops at the Goddess Club and it has been a joy growing the “Goddess community”.  Originally started so that she could continue supporting and inspiring her Goddess Retreat graduates, it has, over the years, expanded and welcomed women as far away as Montreal, Windsor, Calgary and Victoria. Each month women came together to learn, laugh, grow and realize that we don’t have to be alone on this journey.  Grace is delighted to celebrate her special Goddess Club anniversary at this year’s ULTIMATE GIRLS GETAWAY with BFF Nadja Piatka and other beautiful Goddesses.


Keynote:  Many women have a dream living inside their heart but they lack imagination and courage to turn it into reality. The truth is that most yearn for more love, more joy, more peace and more abundance, yet many don’t dare to dream beyond what they believe is possible.  Others believe in their potential but they rarely lift off because they don’t have knowledge of all the steps. They haven’t been taught how to ignite imagination and push beyond the limitations to create amazing possibilities. In this session you will learn how to tap into your heart’s desires and truly come to understand why you are the Architect of your Life, and the Captain of your Soul. ©


Grace Cirocco is  one of Canada’s most gifted inspirational speakers, an intuitive healer, life and marriage coach and the author of  the Harper Collins best-selling classic, "Take the Step, the Bridge Will be There" available in several languages around the world.  Grace runs Intensive healing and transformational “bootcamps” for men, women and couples.  Her “Goddess Retreat” is a powerful and transformational experience that has helped thousands of women.   Grace encourages us to live authentically, and courageously. She inspires us to heal our dark side and reach for the luminous places not only within ourselves, but in one another.


To read more about Grace’s retreats for women, men and couples, visit her at


All Goddesses and future Goddesses go to


Refuel with a Fabulous  Pillar & Post Lunch

11:45 pm

Lunch & Fashion Show by YOUR BOUTIQUE

- Unique Ladies Fashion

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Your Boutique –Unique Ladies Fashion is a little piece of “ Fashion Heaven” in the beautiful community of Port Dalhousie-St.Catharines.

“The hidden treasure“,"Everything is so unique”, "I want one of everything”, are a common sample of statements that you hear from customers.


The owner Imast- Bayzar is proud carrying many high quality but affordable Canadian fashion brands.  She is passionate about not only being the fashion stylist for her customers but being a “friends’ boutique” and building relationship with them, getting to know them and their stories...


Imast- Bayzar is an award winning entrepreneur, small business owner, fashion counsellor and speaker.

When she immigrated to Canada in 1983, she welcomed the challenges that she had faced with a positive, creative attitude, took action to make it work so she could achieve her goals.


Imast-Bayzar utilizes her over 30 years of fashion and corporate professional experiences and counselling background in her current role which she is very passionate about.

“My relationship with my customers and their positive, encouraging support keeps me motivated daily. I look forward to guide and support women, bringing out their inner beauty, combining their mind, body and spirit to use as a whole through their fashion.”

50 Lakeport Road. Unit # 103

St. Catharines On. L2M 4P7


Healthy Living Inside & Out

with Arbonne's Marie-Sophie Guilbault

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cleaner formulas for better results. The combination of Arbonne skincare and nutrition can truly make a difference, and most importantly, deliver noticeable results you will want to share.


The 30 Days to Healthy Living Program is all about hitting the reset for your body. Just like you change the oil in your car you should 100% do the same for your body. It gives you all of the tools to gently detox and cleanse your body of toxicity, allowing it to start working at its optimal level. The results are pretty amazing. We all deserve to be the best version of ourselves, and with a little help from Arbonne, you can!

Designed for: 

  • People who want to optimize their health and lose weight in a healthy way.

  • Athletes who want to increase performance, strength, energy, and muscle definition.

  • People who want to uncover food sensitivities.

  • People experiencing fatigue, foggy thinking, poor sleep, poor digestion, excess weight.


Clean eating made easy! Healthy is the new normal!!

Free time 3:00 - 6:00 pm


Take in a spa treatment


Call 1-888-669-5566 to book appointments or book online.  You can also call ahead and schedule appointments before the weekend. Remember to identify yourself as a UGG guest for your 10% discount


Tend to your body and nourish your soul in the #1 Spa of 2013*.

A trip to 100 Fountain Spa is an escape to relaxation and tranquility. The 13,000 square foot Ontario spa has not only a stunning interior, but offers an extensive menu of services (PDF), to soothe you from head to toe, from mind to soul. We also provide a menu (PDF) of fresh organic treats for our health-conscious clients.


Sit fireside in the plush spa lounge overlooking the outdoor hot springs as you await your spa pleasure. The luscious interior boasts a rich colour palette complemented by textural stone accents, soft trickling water features and the warmth of elegant woodwork. The heated indoor saltwater pool, hot springs, fitness centre, plus a heated outdoor pool are yours to enjoy during your stay.

Shop the quaint Village of Niagara On The Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake presents a well-preserved 19th-century village and its charms.

An historic town that is worth a visit!

Stroll down the Main Street and experience boutique shops, museums, galleries and delicious bakeries and ice cream shops. It's like stepping back in time.

Take in a wine tour or tasting

You are in beautiful wine country.

If you would like to experience what it has to offer,
download our Winery Guide here

Party Time!

6:00 pm

Cocktails and Saturday Night "Little Fab Dress Goddess Party" & Talent Show! 


Slip into your favorite party outfit and join us for a fun evening of live entertainment and great food. During cocktails you'll have the opportunity to pen a quick message to our sponsored Women for Women survivors and see notes from them.

Prepare to be treated to a fine dining experience served with wine, prepared by the Pillar & Post world class chefs.



Followed by DANCING to your favorite movie songs and



Our first ever talent contest features just US gals! Bring your talent and we'll give you the stage! Contact us and let us know how much time you'll need for your spot on stage. Anything goes so don't be shy!

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Day 3:  Sunday April 29 

Yoga with Deb Taylor

8:00 am - 9:00 am


Here's why I #lovelife

As a Wellness Specialist, I’m focused on helping people feel better from the inside out.  I’m a teacher, trainer, yogi, entrepreneur and a learning friend committed to helping people feel better, in body and in mind.  With a modern family of 7, I’m all about my blended FamJam with 5 kids, all bigger than me now. I have a passion for helping people love their life. I know it can be done, and I can’t not share what I know.  Let's love life, and love the person in the mirror.   

I’ve been a fitness expert and wellness coach for over 20 years. For several years, I was simultaneously a high school teacher with a passion for all things healthy. Since 2008, being a full time personal trainer, fitness instructor, and Yoga Instructor has been the earth shaking shift in my life that has brought me to a place where I can truly say, I really do love life!   


I have worked as a physical therapy aid and also hold a Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist certification. 

Let's do this together

I will help you feel:

improved energy, better range of motion, a stronger core and assist you in improving your quality of life from eating, to sleeping, to having more fun with family and friends. 

I made the shift in my professional life to take a holistic approach to health and wellness that involves all aspects of living well, including yoga/fitness, nutrition, and behavioral changes, weight loss, and mindfulness.  By sharing a new and improved philosophy that broadens our goals of good health to encompass mindfulness as an equally important part of our health, we'll feel empowered, defining and reaching our personal goals, both physically and mentally.


Continental Breakfast

​9:00 am – 9:45 am


Relax and enjoy coffee, juice, a delicious assortment of pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt......and more time for girl talk!

GUIDED MEDITATION: with  Grace Cirocco 

Cleansing Your Inner Chakras & Connecting with your Spiritual Guides

10:00 am – 11:00 am


Grace’s Sunday morning meditation class at the UGG has become a favourite with participants so we thought we would continue the tradition. Grace loves creating out-of-the-box guided meditations for women.  She intuitively “downloads” beautiful visualization journeys that allow for self-awareness, spiritual clarity, and emotional healing. Mindfulness and meditation neutralizes negative energy in your life and can become a powerful tool for personal transformation.  As a healer and mentor to women, Grace believes that meditation is the portal for personal transformation. It is nourishment for the body and soul and as life gets faster and crazier, meditation is the anchor our Divine Feminine Self needs.  Come and experience this very powerful hour with Grace and learn how meditation can transform your life.

Grand Farewell Brunch & Door prizes & Weekend wrap up!

​12:00 pm – 4:pm


One of the many highlights of the weekend is the famous elegant brunch where calories don’t count and second helpings are expected.  


Then get ready to win our many gifts to you. We will be handing out prizes galore!

It's a fun party "wrap up" with your hosts Nadja Piatka and Grace Cirocco and the Queen of the radio, Donna Saker. More laughter and more food! What a great way to end the weekend.

"Stop your BS and Own It with Donna Saker

Radio Celebrity Donna Saker is back with some Tough Love!


You can count on Donna to tell you the things you need to hear, not the things you want to. Love it or loathe it Donna Saker is here tell it like it is!

Donna will top off the weekend with a woman to woman talk that will leave you empowered and in charge!


Donna Saker has been on radio and television for almost 30 years, which means she started on the air when she was 9 years old. Just kidding. Donna turned 50 this year!!

She comes by it honestly her Mother and Grandfather where both on radio and television


Donna has worked in Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto, Halifax and now Montreal. She a huge following on social media and blogs her life like an open book!


Her midday Radio show on The Beat 92.5 from 9am to 1pm is Number 1 in Montreal, mainly because she opens her heart everyday to her listeners and tries to promote kindness, humor and laughter everyday!


Not only is she gabbing on the radio but she is an accomplished makeup artist which has taken her around the world on movie sets, fashion runways and glamorous weddings!

One of her biggest thrills was meeting and chatting with Oprah and getting kissed by Brad Pitt! True Story!


We are thrilled to have Donna back to share the love!!!

Smile for our UGG Photographer Lori-anne Stewart


The UGG is delighted to welcome Lori-anne Stewart, our official Ultimate Girls Getaway Photographer!


Lori-anne is the owner of Life Photography.



Lori-anne is truly looking forward to capturing all the great moments at this years’ Ultimate Girls Getaway!

From the reception to the Grand Farwell Brunch: The Pyjama Party, the Amazing Speakers, Red Carpet, the Little Fab Dress Goddess Party and everything in between!


Plus Lori-anne will provide a free gift - digital image for you which will be taken at the Saturday night party!  



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We can’t wait for the fun to start and to welcome you to the 2018 Ultimate Girls Getaway!

Come and discover a weekend to remember!  Enjoy a real Pajama Party one night, an elegant cocktail dinner party another night, fascinating presentations, entertainment and  delicious cuisine. Pamper yourself at the tranquil Spa. Join in on the Seminars and activities or just relax.

We do all the planning months ahead so YOU can arrive and have all the fun!

During the Friday Night PJ Party - get your shop on!  

We have 11 trade show tables this year from amazing women businesses.   

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