Get ready to walk the red carpet at the 2011 Starlight Soiree

The 6th Annual Starlight Soiree is going to be night to put on your best party dress.

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre is inviting women (and men) to walk the red carpet at their 6th Annual Starlight Soiree.

“Walk the Red Carpet is the theme. It gives people an idea of what to dress up as. And there aren’t a lot of opportunities in Golden to get all dressed up,” said Sarah Wegelin, special projects co-ordinator for the centre. “We’re telling people it’s from toques to top hats, so really anything goes.”

The annual fundraiser for the centre is on Thursday Nov. 17 at the Mount 7 RecPlex at 7 p.m.

The funds raised at the event go to the core services at the centre that keep the place running. Some money will also be set aside this year for volunteer appreciation.

The night will be filled with entertainment, food, and a silent auction. The food challenge, being judged by Allison Macissac, Wolfgang Vogt, and Christina Benty, gives local restaurants the opportunity to showcase their creations. Participating this year is Bacchus Books, Eleven/22, the Whitetooth Bistro, the Island Restaurant, and the Mad Trapper.

Entertainment for the evening includes member of the Amuse Troupe, belly dancers from the Golden Naval Academy, and music from John Jenkins, Leo Downey and Mike Gordon. Tracy Mihajic will also be lending her services as DJ.

“People can expect lots of fun surprises,” said Wegelin. “We’re having the Golden Fire Fighters doing our bar service, and we have a photo booth set up.”

Wegelin is also in the process of setting up a “Jail ‘n Bail” with a key community member. This person will be arrested, and then must find a way to raise the bail money, which will also go to the Women’s Resource Centre.

There are usually between 250 and 300 people at the Soiree every year. It’s mostly women, says Wegelin, but there are more men coming every year.

Woman of the Year will also be decided at the Soiree. Nominations are being accepted until the evening of the event. You can fill our a nomination from and drop it off at the centre, or email it to mtnwomyn@uniserve.com. Last year’s winner, Leslie Adams, will be announcing the winner, which will be chosen my random draw. Tickets to the Soiree are $25 at the door, but you will receive $5 off the ticket price if you bring a non-perishable gift for the Golden Food Bank.

Wegelin would like to thank the event’s many sponsors including Tembec Enterprises Inc., McDonald’s, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Jeff Dolinsky, David Lo, Focus Corporation, Cox and Company, College of the Rockies, Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, Bellstar Hotel and Resorts, Dibble Photography, Lois Ricard, Kinbasket Massage, Ellen Hatlevik-Mary Kay, and A &W.

“It’s considered the most fabulous event of the season. Everyone is welcome, so please come out,” said Wegelin.

 

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