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Canada’s ‘Unconventional Medium’ Jennie Ogilvie to make Ponoka stop

Jennie Ogilvie, Canada’s Unconventional medium, is coming to the Ponoka Legion on March 16. (Photo submitted)

Canada’s ‘Unconventional Medium’ and author Jennie Ogilvie is heading to the Ponoka Legion on March 16.

Known for her engaging and down-to-earth personality, Ogilvie, who hails originally from Nova Scotia, is often referred to as the ‘comedianmedium’ as well, according to her bio.

“I’ve been on this journey full-time for 15 years now,” she said.

As her bio also points out, Ogilvie’s goal is to provide audiences with a new perspective on life, death, and all that lies in between.

“I have always been able to connect with spirits since I was a young girl. The journey was understanding that process. That process can be compared to giving a Generation Y child an eight-track or cassette tape and then asking, what is this?

“I’m called the unconventional medium because the show is exactly that — there are a lot of perspective changes. We talk about grief, we talk about death, we talk about life, and everything in between. I also showcase the idea that energy is energy — whether it’s in the physical body or not,” she explained. ​

“I also think that one of the things that makes my show unique is that I help people to understand it, and bring it out of the unicorn and fairy dust clouds of what people on the outside kind of think it is.

“I bring it down to this — if you love, that’s intangible. And if you lean into everything intangible in your life, why would we think that energy isn’t ‘connectable’?”

Ogilvie said she hopes people leave her show with a greater sense of responsibility for connecting on any level in life.

“I’m also all about heart conversations and all about ‘a-ha’ moments for you,” she added.

Meanwhile, she pointed out that her shows have changed since her book, Inside My Head, was released last year.

“What is it you feel that you need?” she said.

“I make sure that my space, and the people in it, are as comfortable as possible before we move forward. I make it very clear to people that there is nothing magic in what I do. I’m just better at understanding the language of energy,” she said.

“I want them to realize that they have access to anything that they want, much like purpose and passion in their lives.”

As to her book, Ogilvie describes it as being very true to form to who she is.

“It’s set up like Chicken Soup for the Soul books — every chapter has its kind of flair, and it’s not fluid — there isn’t a storyline,” she explained.

“It’s just a great and refreshing way to look at things.”

Ultimately, Ogilvie finds much fulfillment in connecting with audiences and seeing the impact of what she does from community to community.

“I love this because I get to live my passion and I don’t have to worry about somebody putting me in a box. Every show is unique and different.

“I also love the fact that you just have to lean back and be present and know what it is you are meant to say — I love that piece of it.

“My main message at the end of any show is, this is what it looks like to jump in and take risks,” she said.

“It gives me an entire postal code to be 100 per cent authentic.”

For tickets to Ogilvie’s Ponoka show, visit

Mark Weber

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