Friday, May 14, 2010
Calgary has another interesting event happening on May 26th, 2010 - it's a shoe shopping event in support of Youville Recovery Residence For Women. On that day you will have chance to experience exclusive shoe fashion show by Dani Izzo of Checkm8 Shoes & Custom handbag and belt designer from Montreal - Miss Mak. Event will be hosted by wonderful host from CityTV - Judy Gabriel. Tickets - $50.00. For more information as well as to purchase tickets, please go to: www.youville.net
Monday, May 3, 2010
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO LITERACY - EVENT PRESENTED BY The Lani Donaldson Literacy Foundation
On Friday, April 30th 2010 we had chance to attend an amazing event " A Night in Veags", presented by The Lani Donaldson Literacy Foundation, which took place at Willow Park Wines & Spirits, in Calgary.
The goal of the event was to raise $25.000 with the proceeds directed towards girls'scholaships in the nine countries in which Room to Read operates, and to provide funding for a literacy pilot project at Youville (Recovery Residence for Women).
During the evening we had chance to taste different kind of wines,experienced nice music, a magician, Elvis, live and silent auction but most important-had an opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty through the education of women and children.
On Firday, April 30th 2010 The Art Gallery of Calgary had an Opening Reception for new exhibit called Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports. This is an exhibition about contemporary art that deals with the subject of the male athlete. This particular artistic theme has become increasingly prevalent during the past several years, building upon several decades of discourse about identity and gender. Including artists ranging from such well-known individuals as Matthew Barney, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, and Sam Taylor-Wood to emerging talents such as Shaun El C. Leonardo and Joe Sola, Mixed Signals demonstrates that the male athlete is a far more ambiguous, polyvalent figure in our collective cultural imagination than ever before. Using elements of wit, sarcasm, and controversy, these artists challenge cultural assumptions that gender is ever natural or innate. Instead, they emphasize the many ways masculinity is always performed, coded, and socially constructed, perhaps even more so in the spectacular, media-saturated field of sports.
Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, curated by Christopher Bedford.
You can see this amazing exhibition at The AGC. For more info, please check the website: www.artgallerycalgary.org
Sunday, May 2, 2010
There is more and more charity organization not only in our community but in whole Canada. The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) is one of those non-profit organization who assist police and searching parents in the active and ongoing search for missing children.
Candlelight Gala (formerly called "Searching for Happy Endings Gala" ) is on of three annual fundraising events in support of MCSC programs. This year, the Gala will take place in the Fairmont Palliser's luxurious Crystal Ballroom, on Thursday May 27, 2010. The annual fundraiser has raised nearly $400.000 since its first year in 2004. All attendees include prominent figures from the business community of Calgary and Southern Alberta, political figures and celebrities as well as professionals working in fields related to cases of child abduction, families touched by the mission of the organization , and many other individuals who value the work MCSC does.
I am proud of being part if their project and donating my services for the Candlelight Gala.
If you or your friends are interested in attending this special event, please see their website: