Val MacLean and Lori McGillivray [the Pilgrim girls], are grape therapists who prescribe girlfriends as an antidote to modern stress.

We trust tackling life’s highs and lows with humour is better than punching it in the throat.

We’re real life sisters blessed to be best friends. Can I get an amen sister!

Lori McGillivray


A trained makeup artist, Lori has worked in the esthetics and dermatology industry for most of her life. She’s more knowledgeable about acne, skincare, and cosmetic treatments than the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Words used to describe me:

  • OMG LOL Witty
  • Sarcastic
  • Outgoing
  • Smart
  • Therapist
  • Artistic
  • Mischievous
  • Lovable (thanks Mom)
  • Stubborn (No I’m not)
  • Excellent driver

I have one kid and a dog named Martini. Sadly, my husband Scott lost his battle with cancer in October 2018.

I need yoga, chai lattes, girlfriends and a nice car.

I enjoy golfing, travel, makeup, and buying shoes.

I want more energy, comfortable jeans, patience, and a higher butt.

Val MacLean


Following a 20 year career in the oil and gas industry, Val now fills her soul as an ambassador for Mealshare and Brown Bagging For Calgary’s Kids, and sits on the organizing committee of the Ovarian Cancer Lady Ball – Calgary.

Words used to describe me:

  • Queen Bee
  • Social
  • Peaceful
  • Strong
  • Fun loving
  • Loyal
  • Julie the cruise director
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi wise
  • Funny (apparently not witty like Lori)
  • Champion of women

I have one on-the-go hubby and two amazing boys.

I need music, my iPod, girl’s night out, family, worshipping at the church of yoga.

I enjoy parties, live bands, golf, reading, travel, cooking (entertaining not every day).

I hope to use my powers for good.