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Fresh Ideas Collective Presents: Idea Lounge for Female Creatives + Entrepreneurs

After launching our first sell-out Idea Lounge, Fresh Idea Collective is back with a second, exciting opportunity to connect with other female creatives + entrepreneurs!

Join Kerry Ramsay, event organizer and founder of the Fresh Idea Collective for a fun evening of connection and conversation with other local, women-identifying business owners.

Our event host, Elaine Beck, Co-owner of Retro Rollers Inc. in downtown Stratford will share with us her fresh idea for Trusting Your Business Vision and treat us to a roller skating lesson under the magical lights of the studio disco ball.

Whether you choose to lace up a pair of skates or watch from the comfort of a studio armchair while sipping on a vintage soda and chatting with other women entrepreneurs, you’ll be in good company!

Cost: $20.00 per person

Purchase tickets here!

As a part of this interactive, networking experience, you’ll have a chance to:

  •  Get to know other female creatives and business owners
  •  Enjoy a fun lesson on the basics of roller skating
  •  Spark fresh vision and ideas for your own business
  • Groove to a customized soundtrack created exclusively by our Idea Lounge attendees
  • Sip a vintage-inspired soda compliments of our event drink sponsor, The Pop Shoppe Savour a snack from Poppin Kettle Corn co-owned by Wendy Stanley of Stratford (we love to support local!)
  • Stage a photo opportunity with our on-site photographer
  • Enjoy the chance to win fresh door prizes
  • PLUS learn about our NEXT Fresh Idea Collective event experience for November!

Should you choose to participate in the roller skating lesson, rental skates will be provided at no extra charge– or you can bring your own! If you plan to skate, it’s highly recommended to bring along your own safety gear (e.g. helmet, knee/wrist and elbow pads).

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Special thanks to the Scotiabank Women Initiative for its generous support of the Idea Lounge event series.



Elaine is the co-owner of Retro Rollers Inc. located at 65 Albert Street (Unit B) in downtown Stratford. She and her husband, Phillip, launched the business in 2017.

Both Elaine and Phillip were feeling like their careers were lacking when they discovered roller skating. The sport quickly changed the course of their lives. What started out as an enjoyable activity to do as a family quickly grew into a community, and then a much larger part of their lives.

Today, Retro Rollers Inc. is a place where people gather to express themselves creatively, have fun and get outside their comfort zone. It’s also a great place to meet new people!



The Fresh Idea Collective delivers unique and memorable event experiences for women who are looking for fun and low-stress opportunities to connect, create and collaborate with other female creatives and business owners in the Stratford and Perth County region.

Founded by Kerry Ramsay, a champion of women entrepreneurs and long-time event organizer, the Fresh Idea Collective aims to build an engaged community of successful women who are looking to launch, grow or scale their business.


Oct 18 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Retro Rollers Inc.
65 Albert Street unit b, Stratford, ON, Canada


Fresh Ideas Collective