On June 24th, Holt Renfrew Calgary hosted a charity fashion show and live auction to benefit the Calgary Health Trust's Beat Beginning Program. Guests were welcome with an unique presentation celebrating stampede fashion. The celebrity auction featured one-of-a-kind cow boy hats created by an esteemed list of designers including Anzie, Dean Davidson, Ela, Mackage, Paige, Smythe and Tanya Taylor. The charity auction and style presentation was hosted by Jeanne Beker, Hot of Bell Media's Fashion Television Channel. Celebrity that was featured on the night's auction include model Ann McCraig, Board Chair of Calgary Health Trust, Julia Dunstall, Calgary-born international Model, W. Brett Wilson, entrepreneur and chairman of Prairie Merchant Corporation, Kelley McKinlay and Reilly Bell, Alberta Ballet company dancers, Jason Krell and Aly Veliji, The Style Guy, Sam Edney, three-time Olypian, Connie Desousa and John Jackson of Top Chef and Calgary's Charcut, Brett Hart, Professional WWE/WWF wrestler and Matt Masters, country singer.
Showing their support for the Calgary Health Trust to help promote the evening are “muses” who have generously posed for portraits in the designer hats, including Laureen Harper, Gilmore Junio, Olympic athlete, Ken King, President and CEO of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and Heather Marks, Calgary-born international model.
"We are honoured to host this event, which pays homage to our rich Canadian heritage as a modest hat shop established in 1837," said Debra Kerr, Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Holt Renfrew Calgary. "We will kick up our boots and celebrate in style, offering bidders the chance to own a one-of-a-kind designer cowboy hat, all while giving back to an important charity, the Calgary Health Trust."
"By supporting the Calgary Health Trust through this innovative event, Holt Renfrew will make a difference in the lives of expectanat women in low-income and high risk situations," said Ann McCaig. "The funds raised through this fabulous night of fashion and philanthropy will be directed to our Best Beginning Program, ensuring many women realize the best possible start to motherhood. We are grateful for this opportunity to raise awareness of the impact this vital program is having on our community."
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