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Jul 23, 2010 at 03:15 AM 0 comments

“Every time we remember to say ‘thank you,’ we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.”

— Sarah Ban Breathnach


We recently returned home from one of our biggest conferences yet—I Can Do It Toronto. This was the first time Hay House hosted an event of this magnitude in Canada (Almost 30 authors appeared before a sold-out audience!). We were welcomed with the warm and open arms of more than 3,000 participants from all over Canada, and also from France, Peru, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Ireland, Finland, and the U.S.

For many of our Hay House authors (and several staff members—including me), it was a first-time visit to Toronto. And all agreed that there was a very powerful energy and abundance of love that embraced us from the moment we entered the enormous Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“It’s so bright in here with all of you, I have to wear shades!” Bruce Lipton exclaimed. “Wow, the energy is huge here,” Doreen Virtue said at the start of her keynote. “I have had the best week in Toronto. This is the most amazing city you have here. I don’t want to leave!”

In her welcome message on Saturday, the vibrant and beloved Louise Hay shared her excitement and joy to be back in Toronto. “I have not been here since 1968. I was much younger then,” she laughed. “This was before I published my little blue pamphlet. In those days, there wasn’t even a self-help section in the bookstores.”

Want more memorable moments from I Can Do It Toronto? Here are our top 10 favorites:

  • When intuitive author, the Canadian-born Colette Baron-Reid jumped out onstage heartily cheering and chanting “I’m home!”
  • When renowned author Wayne Dyer shared how he was planning a surprise visit to see his 94-year-old mother who hails from Hamilton, Ontario.
  • When today’s leading women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup had everyone in hysterics as she played the part of the person who introduced her for the workshop.
  • When popular author and icon Marianne Williamson stopped to talk and pose for some photos with a few cheering fans as she was walking back to her hotel room after her workshop.
  • When the amazing Louise Hay and sex life coach and author Barbara Carrellas sat onstage after the special screening of Doors Opening and reminisced with tearful eyes about the healing work surrounding the AIDS epidemic of the ‘80s.
  • When acclaimed author, healer and teacher Denise Linn arrived early in her workshop room so that she could touch every chair with love. She later told her audience: “I knew you were going to be sitting in that chair and I wanted it to be energized. A lot of thought has come into our time together.”
  • When Be Happy author Robert Holden joked with the woman who was typing captions on the big screen for the hearing impaired and how these captions started showing what Robert was really thinking!
  • When every audience member in the Lighten Up workshop rose to their feet, joined hands, swayed to the music and sang That’s Amoré with stress-management consultant and humor writer Loretta LaRoche.
  • When a group of women from London, Ontario cheered Louise Hay as she left for the airport after the conference ended. And then unanimously proclaimed, “What a great ending to a great conference!”
  • When we had just found out—thanks to all of you who attended the conference and made it so memorable— that we will be hosting I Can Do It Toronto in 2011. Yay!! (Click here to get the latest event details.)

We’d love to hear your most memorable moments from I Can Do It! Toronto or any of our events and conferences. We’ll look for your comments here or you can also talk to us on Facebook.

Thank you again to all who attend our events and shower us with love. We’ll see you again soon!

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