Linley McLean and Lesley Adams from the Golden Women’s Resource, are getting ready for the annual Soiree. Keri Sculland/Star Photo

Annual women’s Starlight Soiree is on the way

The annual Starlight Soiree is sure to light up the evening next week.

The annual Starlight Soiree is sure to light up the evening next week.

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre hosts this event as part of their fundraising efforts and a way to connect with the community. Everyone 19 and older is invited to attend. There will be local live music, a Women of the Year Award, dancers, a live auction, and a toonie auction.

“It is for our organization to connect with the community, connect with businesses and people we wouldn’t normally connect with,” explained executive director and outreach coordinator Linley McLean. “And, it’s a good time; It’s a fun event.”

The event is sure to be fun for everyone in the community. Leo Downey and Eric Larocque will provide live music, and DJ Tracey Mihajic Touch will perform as well.

While the soiree is a formal event, both McLean and the fundraising and event coordinator Leslie Adams said that could mean many things to people in Golden. They say to dress up in whatever makes you comfortable, since people in Golden come from many different walks of life.

“I always say people should wear whatever makes them feel fabulous,” McLean said. “‘Gala’ and ‘dressy’ means something a little bit different to people in Golden and we embrace that.”

Near the end of the evening, the Women’s Centre will draw names for women of the year.

“We make a point of the award being won by draw. We don’t want to make it a judgment thing, or a popularity contest. It’s just about recognizing the excellent women in our community,” McLean said.

Afterwards, all of the women who were nominated will be recognized on the front window of the women’s centre, Adams said.

“Anyone can be nominated for woman of the year. It can be your boss, your wife, your friends, your sister, your daughter, mother, whoever. Whoever you want,” she added.

The soiree acts as one of the major fundraisers for the women’s centre. It helps them provide a safe and comfortable space for women to go to use computers, relax, have a tea or lunch, breastfeed, and read books. There is also a good karma exchange, which is basically a free store for women to leave clothing for others, and pick up clothing donations when in need.

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre does receive some funding from the government, but the soiree helps to supplement those funds to achieve extra goals.

The funds from the event also go into educational programs in the community and in schools, and helps to keep their Girlz Group going.

“It’s a place for women to come, all women,” Adams said. “You don’t have to be in crisis, you can come use the computers, come warm up, use the bathroom. Come hang out and have lunch with us. Or just hang out and have a cup of tea. It’s just a nice quiet space for people, and that’s what we fundraise for is to hold that space in the community.”-

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