Annual Pyjamas and Pearls event to be held

  • Oct. 26, 2016 2:57 p.m.

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta is set to host their annual Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

The event takes place on Nov. 5th at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Gasoline Alley. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

“Everyone comes dressed in their pyjamas and pearls and people wear fun slippers as well,” said Sherri Smith, a member of Soroptimist International of Central Alberta. “We have groups who coordinate their pyjamas and they make it really, really fun that way.”

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

This year the event will include a breakfast buffet. “The chef is cooking up some really great stuff for us for the buffet.”

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

After the meal, a lip sync contest will be held.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

“Last year we did it as well and it was lots of fun. Last year’s winner, Dianne Macaulay from the Red Deer Public School board, will be back to defend her title,” said Smith.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Fun House Dance Band. There will be a silent auction, raffles, a photo booth and more.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

All proceeds raised go to programs and services that help women and girls in the community and around the world.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

“Our proceeds will help our programs and awards that we give out,” said Smith.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta hosts a number of events and conferences throughout the year including the International Women’s Day Lunch, a Mother Daughter Conference and a Dream It, Be It Conference for young women.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

The organization also gives out a number of community awards annually including the Live Your Dream Award, which is normally given to a single mother to be put towards schooling. They also give a Violet Richardson Award which is given to a young volunteer.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

“The women chosen for these awards go on to do some really great things,” said Smith. “It’s so great.”

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

Tickets for the Pyjamas and Pearls event are $80 each or a table of eight can be purchased for $600. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or by calling Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912. Cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard and e-transfers are accepted.

Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser.

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