Spring Fashion Extravaganza Event Recap
Wow, what an event! We met the Vancouver Chinatown Lionness Committee last year sometime in August to discuss what DDA and IDP is all about. They were an enthusiastic and friendly bunch and we were so excited to hear about their fundraising plans. We were thrilled to learn that our Infant Development Program was selected to be the beneficiary, not only because we would be able to purchase new physiotherapy equipment, but to be aligned with such an amazing organization is an honour.
On April 4th, 2012, we had over 300 women (and a few men) attend the much-anticipated Spring Fashion Extravaganza. The entire floor of the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel was buzzing with excitement and discussions about the coveted silent auction items beautifully placed in the foyer. Perhaps the most coveted prize was the two flights anywhere West Jet flies. With a purchase of one of the 100 luggage tags of $50.00, participants get a chance to win two free flights. Bermuda anyone?
As guests took their seat in large ballroom, they were greeted by the Committee’s President, Glennis Deslippe as she thanked the sponsors and supporters for making the event a reality before she introduced emcee Norma Reid, CTV Morning Live anchor for the afternoon. Guests were treated to a delicate assortment of pastries, sandwiches and tea as they enjoyed a boardroom to evening fashion show by Malene Grotian. Tea, fashion and girlfriends, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
With all its entertainment and glam, the event stayed in focus by consistently reminding guests of the nature of this event and the cause they are supporting. With the $17,000 raised towards our Infant Development Program, we will be able to purchase new physiotherapy equipment, and support more children, alleviating the wait list number.
Thank you to the Vancouver Chinatown Lionness Committee, supporters, and attendees for participating in this event. We are truly appreciate of your support.
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