INDUSTRIAL WORK, SAFETY AND OUTDOOR WEAR FOR WOMEN
Who am I and what is this about
This is an exclusive personal shopping experience for women in communities across western Canada. My name is Audrey Rippingale and I am founder, owner and truck driver for She Works She Plays. My history is driving trucks and running equipment. My own frustration at not being able to find good women's workwear that fit had me thinking it was time someone did something about this issue. So when an ongoing wrist injury prevented me from continuing to drive concrete trucks, which I had been doing for Island Ready Mix for the past decade, I realized the time to do something had come. This crossroads in life got my creativity flowing and the business was born. I truck from town to town with my Kenworth, my pup Maggie and my converted semi-trailer which sets up as a store on wheels.
Here is an interview with CBC Radio North in May 2016 while I was in Terrace, BC. The interview covers who I am, what I am all about and the issues that us women working in industry and trades can face when it comes to getting work wear that is functional for us.
"CBC Daybreak North" by host Carolina de Ryk - Audio
Well this trip is off to a rocky start. After starting with setting up in 100 Mile House, I landed up getting evacuated unfortunately, but I am in Kamloops now and working my way to the northwest. Stops coming up this summer - Fort St James, Houston, and the Vanderhoof and Smithers August fairs.
Hello all. It has been a rough month and I apologize to any girls that were expecting me up in the Peace over the last few weeks. My mother was in critical condition, in fact we did not know if she was going to make it.
Hello ladies! My first stop on this tour - I am set up in beautiful Williams Lake here at the Visitor Centre. Stops for the next 5 weeks are, in order -
DAWSON CREEK, GRAND PRAIRIE, CHETWYND, FORT ST JOHN and wrapping it up with a new stop TUMBLER RIDGE.
I am wrapping up this 6 weeks in the Kootenays with the West Kootenay Trade Show at the Rec Centre in Castlegar this week. Then I head home to Vancouver Island for a couple weeks of maintenance and restocking and mid-May head for the Peace Region.
Thank you Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror for such an awesome news article. To read her article click here: SHE WORKS SHE PLAYS: A life on the road
I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for your enthusiasm, encouragement and support. It is what keeps me truckin' thousands and thousands of KMs weeks on end. The 2017 Calendar is now complete if you are curious what adventures are in store for me and my truck for 2017.