For a third year in a row, Events by Emma has had the great pleasure to partner with CancerCare Manitoba on their annual Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer. This year marked their 22nd year and brought together approx. 1,500 guests to one of Winnipeg’s largest tea parties.
Guest of honour and key speaker was the beautiful and very funny Fran Drescher, best known for her leading role as Fran Fine in the sitcom The Nanny. As a cancer survivor, and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Fran spoke about her experiences fighting the disease and about how others can deal, and better yet prevent cancer.
Leading up to the big day, the event committee held a tea cup drive to collect tea cups to serve the 1,500 guests (you can read more about the tea cup drive here). The turn out was SO great, we were able to use some of the teacups to dress the tables as centre pieces and even act as decor around the auction area. Each donated tea cup had a story and some of those stories were shared on the projectors during the event. At the end of the day, guests were welcomed to leave with their tea cup.
Aside from the adorable sandwiches, delicious dainties and endless supply of tea, the event also included a photo booth, live music, one of Winnipeg’s biggest rainbow auction and a very inspiring fashion show which incorporated cancer survivors as their beautiful models.
We can’t wait until next year!
Thank you Ian Mccausland for the great photos!