Shaken with a Twist

Get Shaken with us!

Join us on November 8, and get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs, business professionals, and leaders from the Saskatoon community. Shaken with a TWIST aims to inspire & educate through storytelling & casual couch conversation as Shawna Nelson chats with some of the boldest business women & leaders in our Saskatoon community. At Shaken with a Twist, you can expect a variety of appetizers and beverages, as well as a casual networking component to start and wrap-up the evening. Don’t forget to bring your business cards to enter in the draw for some great door prizes!

Shaken is presented by & Trusted Marketing Services and sponsored by BDCNSBAVirtus Group LLP, and Miller Thomson LLP. Catering is provided by Calories Bakery & Restaurant, with wine selection provided by Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants & Andrew Peller Ltd.



Tamara Bowman, Queen B – Owner & Creative Director, Metric Design Center

Tamara Bowman’s work ethic, dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for design launched her into the forefront of Saskatoon and area’s interior design and renovation market. Tamara built Metric Design Centre, a retail store that offers interior finishing materials and full scale commercial and residential interior designs and renovation build-outs.

Dedicated to being community focused, Tamara is actively involved in many large scale community fundraisers offering countless hours as a committee member to ensure that the styling and decor is over the top and fantastic. Speaking of dedication, she competed and accepted a win two years in a row for Saskatoon’s Swinging With The Stars, personally raising tens of thousands for local charities. Tamara was also an acting board member with the Downtown Business Improvement District of Saskatoon, and is adamant about making Saskatoon a great place to live. Tamara has proudly accepted many awards and nominations on behalf of Metric Design Centre. Metric has been voted ‘Best Interior Designer/ Decorator’ by Planet S Magazine since 2012, and Tamara was named the “One to Watch” by Western Living Magazine in 2013.

Cary Bowman, President of Good Times, Co-Owner, Lucky Bastard Distillery

Entrepreneur and avid start-up investor with a panache for all things food & drink…especially the drink! Cary Bowman is the President of Good Times and co-founder at Lucky Bastard Distillers, a Saskatoon based distillery that handcrafts the finest spirits and liqueurs using local Saskatchewan grains and fruit. Before living the dream, Cary was an uptight “suit” in the investment banking industry (but he doesn’t talk about that).

An occasional public speaker, arm chair philosopher, and passionate philanthropist,
Cary is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (1999), has been named one of Western Canada’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40, and he sits on the Board of Directors for the Sask Tel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival as well as the Saskatchewan Artisan Wine and Spirits Association. Cary is a proud member and past president of the Saskatoon Progress Club, a mentor and advisor to Care and Share Saskatoon as well as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization. Cary is also a past Board of Director for the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.


Enjoy a night of casual couch conversation, food, drinks, and prizes! Bring your office, family and friends – no RSVP necessary – Let’s get Shaken with a Twist!


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