Women encouraged to support good cause

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is set to present ‘What a Girl Wants’ Ladies Only Gourmet Breakfast and Fashion Show next month.

The event will take place Nov. 8 at Bower Place Shopping Centre in support of the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

This year’s theme is ‘little black dress.’ Organizers said they want women in Central Alberta to show theirs off, paired with the perfect accessory—be it a purse, sky-high stilettos, sassy attitude, or fearless determination.

The morning will feature a decadent breakfast spread, prizes, keynote speaker Robyn Beazely who is an enthusiasm expert, and a fashion show highlighting Bower Place retailers and their choices for the season’s best little black dress.

But aside from all that, it’s the perfect excuse to get together with girlfriends and co-workers and celebrate everything about women.

“November is Family Violence Awareness Month, and this is a great opportunity for the women of Red Deer to get together and show their support for families affected by domestic violence,” said Anna Robertshaw, marketing and development for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. “Advocacy can show itself in many forms. What a Girl Wants lends a platform for women to make a difference in the lives of families living with domestic violence while enjoying a morning with like-minded fun, fearless females.”

This is the sixth year this event has been held and last year $8,000 was raised in support of raising awareness for family violence.

What a Girl Wants is set to take place Nov. 8th at Bower Place Shopping Centre. The event runs from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Tickets are $40 each or $150 for a table of four.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.cawes.com or by calling 403-318-2321.

Funds raised will support the Family Violence Prevention Initiative. Today, family violence is a devastating reality to one in three families in Central Alberta. Central Alberta has the highest rates of family violence in the country.

“There are many ways to support this movement other than shouting it from the rooftops. We encourage women to come and have a great time with their coworkers or girlfriends and help raise money to support this cause,” said Robertshaw.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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