I have had the honour to photograph two fundraising events for the Canadians Women’s Foundation this past year. Raising money to create programs that will empower girls + woman with confidence, courage and critical thinking skills.
This most recent event, Golf for Girls, was hosted by CTV’s Lisa Bowes– featured 20 celebrities 18 of which were Olympic Athletes! Themed in the colour purple the entire day was a slamming success and raised $27,000.
Divine Creations donated all of the impressive table arrangements, as well as, one of the most beautiful centerpieces I have ever seen.
The day began with a lovely lunch where all the gals mingled amongst the Olympians and receive personal tips from a couple of amazing golfers. * 2010 CJGA Mizuno All – Sydney MacDonald and Six Time Canadian Long Drive Champion and Keynote Speaker- Lisa “longball” Vlooswyk.
After the informative golf input the participants set off in groups of 4 each having their own celebrity in tow!
Throughout the course there were real bob sleds set up for the ladies to sit in and have a laugh, as well as, goodies donated from Canada Safeway! Post golfing everyone returned for a silent auction, a fun filled dinner and a fashion- show hosted by CTV’s Lisa Bowes and Jocelyn Laidlaw. All cloths were modeled by none other than three local Olympians!
Another highlight of the evening was seeing an interview with, a young girl named Sam Brown who participated in one of the girls empowerment programs CWF supports. She explained how the CWF helped her build the confidence to explore her love for science- despite what other kids at school may say.
I really encourage for you to take a look at the CWF website and see how you too can donate to this incredibly important cause.