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It’s in the Bag: Designer Handbag Auction Helps the Wood Buffalo Food Bank

May 1st, 2015

By Arianna Johnson

This Mother’s Day, The Wood Buffalo Food Bank, in partnership with The Sawridge Inn and Conference Center and media sponsors Mix 103.7 will be hosting our 4thannual 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 the women in our lives than by treating 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 the auction planned to take place during the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre’s highly-attended Mother’s Day Brunch! (May 10, 2015 from 10:00am - 3:00pm) and again this year we hope to have the pop up shoe boutique and keeping with tradition will have the added element of family photos with hair and makeup for Mom. The 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 15 per cent of each sale being donated back to the Food Bank and will also be open on Saturday May 9, 2015. More information about the pop up shoe boutique and family photo sessions will be posted on our website.

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’ ‘Shoe Boutique’ & ’Photo Session’ 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. Proceeds from the auction, shoe boutique, and photo session will go directly toward the operation of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank and all of its programs.

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