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This article was published 29/9/2011 (2153 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
SEX IN THE CITY BUZZ: Fun-loving women are coming with their best female friends (BFFs) -- many in limos -- to the Sex and the City Arthritis Society fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Garrick Centre. So who's laid down their money for the fashion show with Chic Clothing, Sex and the City film screening, martini party and fancy red carpet?
Linda Proulx from Love Nest is taking 12 women dressed as their favourite Sex in the City characters and politician Shirley Robert, who has psoriatic arthritis, has two girlfriends on board -- and one GUY dressing as Stanford. Also polishing up their bling: Cathy Aiello-Wilks from Canada Post and her posse of career buddies and Heather Hiscock from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) and pals. Individual tickets are $50, but Maureen Cruz-Gabuna from Service Canada ordered three Girlfriend Packages (four for $175) for her gang.
Kudos to Kristen Thiessen, wearing high heels in defiance of arthritis, which she says has taken too much fun stuff away. "When I heard that, I thought of Samantha's attitude to cancer and being so defiant, and saying, 'I am what I am, and I'm doing this!' " says organizer Genny Sacco-Bak.
The Garrick's going New York for the night. "We're having it all decorated with New York black and white balloons, with a red carpet outside and photography students from Red River acting as the paparazzi." Everybody gets a free Cosmopolitan, with appetizers by Louise Briskie-de-Beer of Cafe Savour, and the party music is the Sex and the City soundtrack. For tickets call 942-4892.
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KELVIN 100th REUNION: Many amazing characters have come out of Kelvin High School in 100 years, and it promises to be an amazing reunion party May 23-25. Rock and Roll hall-of-famer Neil Young has been contacted several times but has not decided if he's coming, said Jim Pappas, who co-chairs the mammoth project with Richard Bracken of Royal Canadian Securities. Pappas, of Kelekis Restaurant fame, is tickled to announce: "Susan Cadham, one of the original Dean Martin Gold Diggers group of chorines (chorus girls) -- who were all blond -- will be singing at the show!"
Alumni can check out www.Kelvin100.com to register, volunteer and post old pictures. The great fear in organizing a reunion is you'll miss contacting people who've moved away or changed their names. To address that, Kelvin 100 has created networking lists on their website, where you enter friends and their current emails, and the reunion organizers get info to them ASAP. Although the event isn't until May, "NOW is the time to register and get involved," Pappas says.
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BLUEGRASS artists Mike O'Reilly of Ottawa and Ray Legere of Sackville, N.S., hit a Riverview house with a bang Tuesday night, as 25 people crammed in for a concert with the audience only a few metres away. French solo artist Anique Granger and folk singer Kevin Kane started in two other houses this week. It's part of Home Routes, masterminded by Mitch Podolak and his gang of folkies. Artists start in Winnipeg with a concert, a nice warm bed and breakfast at the hosts' houses. Then they head into the country, playing 12 nights of 14 on a circuit while bunking with different hosts. Performers get 85 per cent of the door.
Now there's something new. "We're starting two new classical music routes," says Podolak. "We're producing so many fine artists in this country and there just isn't enough work for them." They're still looking for a couple more hosts for the classical route from Kenora to Saskatoon. Call Home Routes at 480-3380.
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