‘Joyful Yogini’ makes connections on local television

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Did you know that Uxbridge is now on the small screen? Uxbridge Scugog Life is a new addition to RogersTV! A lifestyle show all about the town, the people, local businesses and events.

Jacquie Hermans, an Uxbridge resident and local business owner who previously worked for RogersTV, was presented with the opportunity to host a show in this area, and she says she jumped at the chance.

“I am a very social person and I love being able to meet more people in my community and help other people to learn about what everyone is doing, and about the amazing resources we have right here in our own community,” says Hermans. “It was really exciting to have the opportunity to get involved.”

Hermans says Uxbridge Scugog Life is all about the community. She interviews people who have local programs, services, products or events, to share the word with other residents. During the half hour program, Hermans also shares information about local resources, like the trails. This week alone, the show features Sabrina Leeder, owner of Preston Gallery, Alexa McCarthy of Woods Clothing, and Mayor Dave Barton.

Uxbridge Scugog Life is currently being filmed over Zoom, and with the help of a Rogers producer, the Zoom call gets spliced together into the show that is ultimately shared with its audience.

Along with airing four times a day on RogersTV (9 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m.), the show is also available on YouTube, on the RogersTV account and on Hermans’s channel “The Joyful Yogini.”

“I would love to let everyone know, whether it’s online or a physical store, if they have products or services or events, I would love for them to connect with me so I can help them get the word out,” says Hermans. “Or even if they just have some really cool skills and they’d like to share their skills with people. Let’s teach the community about the cool things that people do around here and share the knowledge.”

Hermans says that every week she will be sharing the YouTube link through the Connecting in Uxbridge Facebook group.

Anyone who wishes to contact her about being on the show can find her on her website thejoyfulyogini.ca or on social media @the.joyful.yogini

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos