A fabulous little fundraiser took place last night at the Art Gallery of Aberta where Edmonton’s elite gathered for a very good cause, to raise money to win the battle against cancer. The tables were adorned with fantastical center pieces with black feathered puffs sprouting from the tops. The chairs were wrapped in gold and the tables in red, it set the mood perfectly for an evening swarming with a 1920’s circus theme. A final touch was added to the tables… wine bottles still in their paper bags. I suppose this was to ensure the carni-type feeling of the event.
The stilt walkers, sword swallower’s, and other circus folk were entertaining on mass and made the gorgeous event one to remember. Though Edmonton is not known for its super star fashionistas, you couldn’t have guessed it from last night. Everyone who was in attendace looked radiant and elegantly dressed with lace, fur, and all things fanciful. The men ranged from tux’s complete with bow tie to young men with ascots and stylish vests. Here are some of the shots from the event displaying the saavy group in all their glory.
Through the dancing and drinking you could see the faces of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to promote the event, the individuals who paid $100 a plate, and the people who contributed to the belief that “a cancer-free future is both possible and inevitable. When we get there, depends on the focus and energy we put to it today.” This slogan was used by the Carnival to Conquer Unmask the Cure event along with another that I felt summed up the event in a nut-shell “For those facing cancer today, in honour of those lost to cancer, and for generations to come, together, we will deliver the promise of progress.”
When faced with a choice, give generously to help cure cancer.