Wedding co-ordinator and stand-up comedian, an unusual combination, but once you meet dynamic Mavis Pickett
you would know at once how fitting that is.
Mavis' road to comedy and wedding co-ordinator wasn't planned.
, wedding co-ordinator at Holy Trinity Cathedral
, along with Mavis Pickett
the comedian (on tv).
...Mavis continued with counselling which led to her joining a grief support group called Compassionate Friends and she became a peer counsellor at New Westminster's Century House Senior's Centre.She
heard about a class by David Granirer, a psychotherapist who believes that humour helps overcome difficult situations.She
enrolled without hesitation.What a surprise she
got that evening when Mavis
discovered that she
had enrolled in a stand-up-comedy class full of passionate "twenty-something's," not another senior in sight.
Restraining herself from bolting out the door, Mavis
stayed and guardedly participated."I was quite dreadful, but after the third class I began to enjoy myself."Mavis
relaxed and was able to focus on developing and writing a routine.The concentration, effort and courage didn't go unnoticed as David gave Mavis
the honour of headlining for the class' first night at Laff Lines.
discovered, diverts the mind from problems.Mavis
has become a rising star making a name for herself as a senior worth listening to.She
has begun to enjoy celebrity status as her
phenomenal success is spreading all across Canada.Mavis
has appeared on the Vicki Gabereau's morning show, Rick Cluff's CBC AM radio show, Early Edition, CBC's
Canada Now, and Vision TV.She
has two engagements in Toronto and at the Regina Seniors' Conference.The sky's the limit!
Which brings us to her
role as wedding co-coordinator at Holy Trinity Cathedral
.Mavis' natural charm soothes jittery nerves of intended brides and grooms and their families as she
offers advice.Mavis is a talented creative flower arranger and has taught floral arranging for several years, which allows her to consult on flower arrangements, and decorating.She
has made beautiful white satin pew bows that she
decorates differently for each wedding.The bows stay at the church for all brides and grooms to use, to keep costs down.
As wedding co-coordinator she
is personally involved and is joyous at each celebration.Every bride gives Mavis
a gift - a gift to experience the wedding that her
daughter, engaged at the time of her
death, never had.
, stand-up-comedy and wedding co-coordinator is a good fit.