Wednesday 27 February 2013

Thank You

A note from the coordinator...

First off, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to the planning and execution of the Red Dress Gala & Fashion Show held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF). This is an event I’ve wanted to coordinate for quite some time, as I feel the HSF is one of many organizations that’s great to support. 

The opportunity to initiate this event arose from my requirement to complete an Individual Professional Project (IPP) as part of the Creative Communications program at Red River College. I wanted to create a project that would allow me to contribute to a good cause, and I’m thankful I’ve had the opportunity to do so. 

There’s a number of people to thank for all of their help...

Heart and Stroke Foundation
Jessica Cranmer

Red Dress Committee
Lynda Van
Kailey Barron
Riele Bailey
Meg Crane

Andrea Pelletier
Lili Lavack of Bi.polar Couture
Alanna Tinsley-Roy
Shannon Klymkchuk – store owner of Divine & Conquer
Dee Karpa

Event Volunteers
Adam West
Sarah Panas
Thomas Jennings
Marquis Jennings
Chantal Verrier

Kristin Pauls
Matt Tenbruggencate

Sponsors & Supporters
Canad Inns
Divine & Conquer
Colby Red
Yoga Public
Kawaii Crepe
Wellness Institute
David’s Tea
The Foxy Shoppe
Cathy Laver-Wright - Mary Kay Consultant
Melody Crane – Norwex consultant
Hair & makeup provided by MC College students:
Andrea Hapke
Mikhayla Tkachyk
Nicole Sterne
Florence Mansi
Jamie Couture
Star Anderson
Cortney Ireland
Lisa Delgrosso
Brittany Kedyschuk
Morgan McTavish
Natalie Griffith
Amy Hunter
Dylana Brownell
Randy Mendoza
Ashley Laderas
Gelyn Guevarra

Kimiya Yussuf
Kate Robertson
Jill Smith
Krista-Lee Polowick
Tharika Samara K. Kodige
Deborah Buckley
Anna Smith
Kendra Stephenson
Hillary Suttorp
Saba Gulrez
Bettina Zielinski

And of Course


I can’t begin to explain how fun it was to plan this event, and I’m happy to announce the Red Dress Gala & Fashion Show will now be an annual event. If you didn’t have a chance to take part in or attend the event this year, next February will be here before you know it! 

Now for the moment a lot of you have been waiting for...PHOTOS!

Sunday 3 February 2013

Tickets Still Available!

Today's fitting for the show went great. You guys are all in for a real treat. Thanks for all of the help and support thus far! 

We're still plugging away at reaching our fundraising goal for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, so if you haven't grabbed your tickets yet, they are still available from Divine & Conquer - 400 Academy Rd, the Mercantile at Red River College - 160 Princess St, Meg Crane, or Charmaine Jennings - 

P.S. We now have around 9 VIP tickets available for purchase!

Take Care of Your Heart ♥

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Thank You Kawaii Crepe

A huge thank you goes out to Kawaii Crepe for sponsoring the Red Dress Gala. We can't explain how much we appreciate their generosity and can't wait to incorporate their gift cards into our silent auction baskets.

Kawaii Crepe are makers of lovingly hand-crafted, customizable, sweet & savory,  hand-held, delicately folded, soft and crispy goodness!

Located at 201-99 Osborne Street. Open the following hours:

Monday: Noon-Midnight
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00AM-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-1:00AM
Sunday: 10:00AM-Midnight

Tuesday 22 January 2013


VIP tickets are all SOLD OUT!

A big thanks to everyone thus far for all of your support. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is lucky to have so many Winnipeggers behind them. If you haven't gotten a ticket yet, don't worry. There are plenty of regular tickets ($40) available at Divine & Conquer at 400 Academy Road, or by visiting our Facebook event page. You only have 10 more days to buy them as they will only be on sale until January 31st. So put a pep in your step, grab a ticket or two, and prepare to enjoy an evening of fashion, glam, and the chance to make a difference, one heartbeat at a time!

Take Care of Your Heart <3

Monday 21 January 2013


Yoga's becoming a very popular trend here in Winnipeg, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. There are so many different types of yoga classes from hot yoga to prenatal yoga, and a ton of different types of membership packages across different venues to choose from.

But what if you're a beginner who's not entirely sure yoga is the right fit for you, and you don't want to invest too much money into the activity until you're sure?

We'll let you in on a little secret...

Lululemon is an athletic store in Polo Park Shopping centre that sells workout wear for men and women, water bottles, exercise mats, and plenty of fun workout accessories to add a bit of flare to your exercise activities.

But did you know they also host FREE YOGA CLASSES?

Classes are held every Sunday morning from 9:30am-10:30am before the mall hours, and is open to the public. No calling ahead. No sign-up. No drop-in fee. Just head on down with a couple of friends (alone works too), and be sure to enter through the security doors located between Urban Planet and Scotia Bank to get in. All other mall entrances will be closed.

There's often a different instructor every week who brings in their own unique style, but the classes happen at a beginner level. Still not sure if you can keep up? No problem. It's not a sprint and no one expects you to be perfect. Just do what you can, take a break as often as needed, and drink plenty of water.

And what do you do after you're done? Come back and visit the blog and tell us all about it. We'd love to hear your experiences!

Take Care of Your Heart <3

Sunday 20 January 2013

Vanilla Coconut Truffle Protein Shake

Recipe from Muffin Top-Less

  • 1 Cup unsweetened vanilla Coconut milk
  • 1 TB shredded unsweetened Coconut (use some for garnish)
  • 1 TB Coconut Oil
  • 1 Scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Drops of Vanilla Creme Stevia to taste 
  • 3-5 Ice Cubes 
Blend and enjoy! =)