Spring came early to Calgary this March!! With temperatures in the double digits, friends gathered on March 12th for the SA Foundation’s 5th Annual Spring Bling at the Danish Canadian Club for a fun ladies’ night out in support of such a worthy cause!
Together with our silent auction, raffles and unveiling of the new Spring line of the Global Wonders jewellery (including the stunning new bridal line), we staged our first ever fashion show to showcase the beautiful jewellery made by our program participants in Nepal. Lovely models, trendy clothing and fashion expertise were supplied by Calgary stylist and blogger, Becky Kung of Velvet & Vino, Becky Webster, owner of Jezibel’s Trunk “Studio Loft and Boutique”, and Studio Gorgeous. Thank you Becky and Becky, and your wonderful models!
Amidst the food, fashion and fun, Lise Daumler, Global Wonders Sales and Marketing Coordinator, drew attention to the importance of SA Foundation’s ministry in assisting young women and children recover from sexual exploitation. She asked us to consider our version of love compared to the distorted image of love that many women who are sexually exploited experience. It was a time of sober reflection.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors, EyeDesigns Optometry and Optimum Dentistry, our numerous silent auction donors, divine decorator Heidi Ratz, fabulous florist Lori Bjorkman, charismatic keyboardist Paul Lau, flashy photographer Dave Brown, and our valuable volunteers.
Due to the generous donations of our sponsors, donors and guests, over $29,000.00 was raised for the incredible work the Foundation does to offer healing and hope to exploited women around the world! If you feel inspired to learn more about the Foundation’s work, please go to www.safoundation.com.
– Carol Prowse, guest blogger