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It’s In the Bag

April 29th, 2014

By Kyla Getty

This Mother’s Day, The Wood Buffalo Food Bank, in partnership with The Sawridge Inn and Conference Center and media sponsors Mix 103.7 & McMurray Girl Magazine will be hosting our 3rd annual It’s In the Bag Designer Handbag Auction in support of building awareness and raising funds to assist with the operations of The Wood Buffalo Food Bank.  With the dramatic growth our region has experienced, we look forward to this event continuing to be an event that provides women and men a shopping experience they cannot find locally. This event will assist the food bank in ensuring that we have the space, staff, and resources to provide local families with the food they so desperately need.

While diamonds maybe a girl’s best friend, handbags are a woman’s passion! What better day to celebrate thewomen in our lives and treat them and/or ourselves with a much deserved,lavish gift, than Mother’s Day?

This highly-anticipated, must-attend occasion will attract the attention of women throughout our region! Hosted by the Sawridge Inn and Conference Center and promoted by Mix 103.7 & McMurray Girl Magazine - the auction plannedto take place during the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre’shighly-attended Mother’s Day Brunch! (May 11, 2014 from10:00am - 3:00pm) and this year we have added a new and exciting Pop up Shoe Boutique to the mix. This Shoe Boutique will be operated by Great Strides Shoe store out of Red Deer Alberta; this boutique will offer local women a wide variety of fashionable shoes with a percentage of each sale being donated back to the Food Bank.

An innovative way to gain interest and exposure for your company! We will be attracting women from throughout our region to visit our posh ‘Auction boutique’ displayed in the Sawridge’s Conference Center Lobby; however, women from around the region will also be able to participate via the web if they are unable to physically come into the location! Women will be invited to bid on an array of gorgeous and stylish handbags, wallets, totes, and clutches! Each designer item for auction will be provided by a generous, visibly represented sponsor. Sponsors are invited to fill their sponsored handbag gifts, retail items, or promotional materials of their choosing.All sponsorship of this event will be used to cover the expense of the event and the purchase of auction items.Remaining funds and profits will go directly toward the operation of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. In kind donation of authentic designer handbags valued at the sponsorship price can be donated via sponsorship or donation receipt.

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