November 15, 2022 | Collingwood, ON



5X5 is a high-energy “TED Talk” style event/ innovator’s forum presented by The Foundry and partners to shine a spotlight on local innovators and companies. 5×5 is like a microphone turned up loud and clear and offers the opportunity for companies to showcase their stuff, and share the success and challenges they are having while connecting with potential investors, partners employees and customers.

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What’s 5×5 Mean

The term 5X5 is rooted in the communications within military forces through WWII to mean “I understand you perfectly.” The first number represented the Signal Strength of a radio communication, and the second number represented the signal clarity on a scale from 1-5 — 1 being the worst; 5 being the best.  Therefore 5 by 5 means the signal has excellent strength and perfect clarity – the most understandable signal possible. Five by five is the predecessor to the term “Loud and Clear” or “Lima/Charlie” used by military units today. It’s found its way into verbal slang, meaning “everything is good” or “everybody is well/good”

Pictures Submitted By: R. Mark Palmer, P. Eng. – GREENLAND® Group of Companies (Collingwood, ON)
Description (Both Pictures): Col. Robert William Palmer (Retired) flying the HARVARD MK aircraft and while as a flight instructor at Centralia, ON in the late 1950’s. The aircraft was manufactured by North American Aviation, Inglewood, California. It entered service in 1941 and was decommissioned in 1960. The aircraft was used to train Canadian pilots and who received their wings during WWII.

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Meet Our Speakers so far…


Jayme Henderson

Hello! My name is Jayme.

In 2018, I founded GUTSY (girls united together in strength + yoga) to build a community of kiddos who feel CALM, STRONG + GRATEFUL through yoga, art + outdoor education. This little grassroots program now has offshoots to support GUTSY girls beyond the yoga mat.

‘Go With the Flow’ is a pre-teen workshop to educate + empower girls about the who, what, where when + why of all things period related.

It’s not a period talk; it’s the beginning of a conversation about anatomy, autonomy + authenticity. 


Jayme Henderson

GUTSY (girls united in strength + yoga)


Brianne Kocken

Brianne is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, she is passionate about sport, leadership, entrepreneurship, business development and mental health advocacy. These passions have contributed to Brianne’s success in founding & owning various businesses including; Cheer District Corp., CheerCore Inc., and Consulting by. B & Institute of Sport and High Performance.

Brianne’s newest business venture alongside partners Dr. Lauren Karatanevski and Dr. Scott Christie with the Institute of Sport & High Performance is one in innovation and preventative health, taking the guesswork out of training, rehab and wellness by providing objective metrics in human performance to individuals, trainers, and health care practitioners. 

Brianne Kocken

The Institute for Sport and High Performance


Andrew Flynn

Andrew believes that each and every one of us has a greater potential, a higher level of performance that is lying within us and is waiting to be unleashed. For the past 28 years, Andrew has been coaching Executives, Teams, High Performers and Endurance Athletes to achieve their higher level of life performance. Andrew’s firm belief that what we learn from Endurance Pursuit translates to higher levels of Purpose, Passion and Fulfillment across all areas of your life.

When Andrew is not passionately championing the lives of his clients, he is pursuing his greatest life through Ultra Endurance Challenge, Travel and Building Deeper Relationships.

Andrew Flynn

Endurance Life Co.


Marc Champagne

Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. He is the author of Personal Socrates, a best-selling book exploring the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us instead of against us. 

He is the host of the top 50 ranked podcast Behind The Human and co-founded the journaling app (KYO) which reached 86.9 million people without any paid advertising. He has studied mental fitness practices for over a decade and consults with Fortune 500 companies as a mental fitness strategist and practitioner.

Marc Champagne

Behind the Human

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Mariya Garnet

Mariya Garnet, born in Ukraine and now a resident of Blue Mountains.

Mariya’s ongoing plant medicine practice began in 2008 when she moved to Peru and began her 8 year apprenticeship with Amazonian curanderos ( healers). In 2012 she co-founded and crowd-funded Canto Luz Centre for Research and Cultural preservation – a treehouse retreat deep in the rainforest focused on healing and sustainability of the forest. In 2017 Mariya let go of her role as a Director of the centre and moved to Canada to focus on family and community building. Mariya is also a part of sound healing collective Project Mariri, which focuses on music as medicine.

After combining her own life experience with ongoing study of Integral Neuroprogramming ( type of applied psychotherapy), Mariya created Neuro Shamanic Blueprint –  shamanically informed coaching for people working with psychedelic medicines or anyone who wants to befriend their own subconsciousness in order to become a master of their own life.

Mariya Garnet

Neuro Shamanic Blueprint

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The Schedule

November 15th, 2022

3:00 Pm


Browse and network in the Partner Lounge

3:25 Pm

Welcome to the WELLNESS 5×5 Event. Intros of sponsors, speakers and partners.

3:30 Pm
Speakesr 1-5
Q&A in-between each

Each speaker gets 5 minutes and the use of 25 slides to share their impact, success and challenges.

5 minute Q&A with a throwable mic cube!

4:45 PM
Closing Remarks and Foyer Networking 

Take some time to get to know those in attendance and speakers as well as browse our Partner Lounge.

4:45 PM
Black Bellows
Brewing Company

First Drink Free and some great Eats!  Ask more questions, network and enjoy!

Where It’s At

Simcoe Theatre
65 Simcoe St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7

This Event is ONLY $20, But There’s Only Room for 120!

Book your seats now!  Includes speaking event and an “After 5” at the Black Bellows Brewing Company.  First drink free, plus food platters.

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