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These are just some of the feelings after the Big 2017 Sale.  Whether you were a first time sale shopper or a veteran returning for another look through the phenomenal number of donations from far and wide, you found the deals.  LADIES, YOU ARE AMAZING.  Thank you to all of the donors who were so very generous to give and thank you to all of the shoppers who came to the sale.  Raising more than $10,000 this year made us so very proud of what we love to do (okay and maybe just a little teary too).  Purse raffle tickets sales were the best ever and helped to push us past our $10,000 goal.

Thanking everyone individually is just not possible.  However, the event would never happen without some very amazing women who come together to laugh, sort shoes, sell raffle tickets and perhaps shop for a pair or two themselves!  Dawn Alstad, Lynda Mason, Toni Starkell, Angel Agassiz, Margaret Moores, Kathy Peterson, June Kiessling, Deanna Connelly, and Vanessa Starkell, you ladies rock.  We missed Coralie Tolley this year who was attending the U2 concert in Vancouver (so jealous). Also buckets of gratitude to Kathleen and Grant coming all the way from Calgary and my wonderful sister, Margaret and brother-in-law, Terry, from Lethbridge to help with the set-up and sale!


A few more special thank yous to:  7 Sisters Boutique in Sorrento (huge donation - we loved it), Gerald at Shuswap Clothing & Shoe (a fabulous man who supports us), Patrick Ryley for so kindly promoting a crazy idea that has blossomed into an event each year,  and Joe Hrbachek for being the supportive spouse that fetches, carries, builds, and rubs feet after the sale.  Likewise,  the other wonderful men who help:  Tim Alstad, Stewart Mason, Jay Agassiz, and Neal Peterson.    

I think you get the message, the saying it takes a village to raise a child - well it takes a team with big hearts and boundless energy and the generosity of MANY, to create this successful event.


Purse #1 - KATE SPADE - Sashay out in Style with this beautiful bag of glossy merlot leather. Sponsored by Coralie Tolley of Edward Jones. (Value $345):  Winner - Jane LaVieille


Purse # 2 - COACH - It's A Classic Bag with edge - Prairie Satchel in beige leather with chain insets - sponsored Kathy Brown  (value $300) Winner:  Cydney Tetrault

Purse #3 -  DVF :  DIANE VON FURSTENBERG  - wear an armful of attitude with this "Secret Agent" number in Tangerine leather Sponsored by Margaret Moores (Value $350) : Winner - Sharlene Neumann

 Purse #4 -  KATE SPADE  - This sleek and sinful armcandy in black saffiano leather will make every woman jealous. \Sponsored by Rochelle Dale - Re/Max Shuswap (value $450)  Winner:  Marg Parfitt

Purse #5 - COACH  - Rock your spring look with this HOT pink leather bag.   Sponsored by Dr. Kristy Chu In.   (Value $350)  Winner:  Veronica Jackson

 Purse #6 - FOSSIL - You are a Woman on a Mission and have the Bag to take you there! Brown leather with a little bit of bling.  Sponsor:  Anonymous (Value $230) Winner:  Vickie Head

Purse #7 - GUESS - For the Junior Diva, This is a smaller bag for the girl who already loves purses. Sponsored by Lynda Mason and Dawn Alstad.  (Value $75)  Winner:  Ivan Van Vugt



    $100 Gift Certificate from Shuswap Bliss - Lynn MacDonald

    Movie for two with Popcorn at the Salmar  : Linda Frank (Frankie!!)

    Cutting Board & Knife from Northern Plastics - mystery winner

    Gift Certificate for a Hanging Basket from NIco's  - Emily Nielsen

    Gift Certificate from A Flower Shop on Okanagan - Lana Belanger

    GIft Certificate  for 3 hours of house cleaning time from Girls Gone Green - Cara Volz

    Gift Certificate $50 - A Brush with Style, Nails by Amanda - K. Kreller

    Goody Bag from Shuswap Bliss - pamper yourself at home - Margaret Hardy

    4 prizes of a handbeaded book mark from Colleen Cody-Rupp and a Tim Horton's Gift Card to go with it for ultimate reading enjoyment  - Karlene Bourque, Jessie Aersey, Alice Bates and Jeannette Housman

    3! Mary Kay prize packages from June Kiessling - Jane Pugh, Laurie Lasota, Ann Wrench

    Gift Certificate from Lash Addict for fabulous eyelash extensions - Sheila Armstrong

    Photo on Canvas - beautiful art by award winning photographer, Penny Colton - Christina Lutz
































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