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Catherine has explored by land, sea and at Advanced Space Camp. She's back - and ready to bring her adventures to your next corporate meeting.
She studied Political Science at Queens, and got her LLB at the University of Windsor. She articled with Toronto law firm Baker, McKenzie, was called to the bar, and following an expedition in Peru, practiced commercial law for eight years in the legal department of John Labatt Limited and Labatt Ontario Breweries.
Left a career in law to go on the stage? You bet! Humor is serious business. That's a phrase you'll often hear from Catherine Lawrence. She helps people appreciate the restorative power of laughter.
A Pacific crossing, from Panama to Fiji, taught her about humor. "You need a good sense of humor when you're thousands of miles from anywhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and living in a 132-foot brigantine with 32 crew from all over the world."
When she traveled to Bhutan, the sign at the air terminal read 'Welcome. No Admittance.' " I knew I had come to the right place," she says. On the way back from Bhutan she received an invitation to play in the World Elephant Polo Championships at Tiger Tops in Nepal. She returned two years later, in 1996, as the captain of the first all-women's all Canadian team in the competition. She still displays a ceremonial dagger she was awarded as a member of the best-dressed team.
In September 2001 Catherine attended The Advanced Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which she and her fellow space cadets managed to turn into a laughter fest. The 25th Anniversary of the Humor Project in Saratoga Springs, New York, found her trading basketballs with humor award-winner Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon.
Catherine says that humor helps in all life situations. "My objective is to get people to bring more humor into their lives. But what I really love is to laugh and make people laugh. It's one of the most wonderful things in the world - especially when you realize that laughter is the world's best medicine. It makes people well. It makes people whole."
As requests for her comedy skills come in, Catherine continues to learn as she practices. In San Diego, following the American Association for Therapeutic Humor Conference, she was one of the first Canadians to become a Certified Laughter Leader and to join the World Laughter Tour, which was founded in India. (Her litigator husband, "Cupcake" says he believes she was always Certifiable)
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