Celebrate Every Body Fashion Show

The 2010 Celebrate Every Body Fashion Show was held on September 30. We’d like to thank everyone who made this event possible!

 

Event Sponor

TD Bank logo

 

Table Sponsors

Henry Berg, Kathy Berg,  Mary Lou Brady, Deb Juby, John Sliskovic,  Ernst & Young , Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada, Noelle Martin/RD Services

Silent Auction Donors

The Grand Theatre, The John Labatt Centre, Scott Moir, Shoeless Joe’s, Station Park All Suite Hotel, Waldo’s On King, Ellison Travel and Tours Ltd, Barney’s, William’s on Richmond, Moksha Yoga, Gift of Art, Via Rail Canada , Skate Canada, Spikes Indoor Beach Volleyball Courts Inc., Sabra Lopez, Pinchin Environmental, Aquamed Spa, Jill’s Table , A Couple of Squares, London Decorating Centre – Benjamin Moore, The Mindful Body Yoga Studio, Gentle Family Dental Care,  UWO Hospitality Services, Les Ciseaux,  Oscar Taylor’s,  Zen Gardens, ACME Animal, 3M Canada, Starbucks on Wonderland, Craigowan Golf and Country Club

Stores

Apocalpse        Kingsmill’s         The Bay White Oaks          Suzy Shier           Elizabeth Noel        Fisher & Co.

Special Thanks to

Mark LaPointe         Condotta Visual Media           ds Audio           Hellenic Community Centre Staff           Joanne Merner - Photography          Frontier Flowers –  centerpieces

And of course, thanks to the Event Planning Committee, all the wonderful volunteer models and to all the guests who joined us that evening!

Why red shoes?

Red shoes symbolize a vibrant life and a return to the true self (home). They have come to represent personal empowerment, depth and vitality.

 Concerns with body image and chronic dieting are so common, they are statistically “normal” for Canadian women. (From Olmsted, M. P., McFarlane, T. (2003).  Women’s Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women. Statistics Canada.)

This means if you like your body and you aren’t on a diet right now, you are abnormal. This is not only very sad, it is very dangerous, as body-image dissatisfaction and over-reliance on appearance as a source of self-esteem, impair the quality of life of most women, and are key diagnostic criteria for eating disorders.

Hope’s Garden’s vision is to foster a community that celebrates diverse bodies, encourages healthy eating and promotes high self esteem for all. We are committed to breaking down the narrow definition of beauty we are bombarded with in the media and our culture every day. Our fashion shows feature real people of all shapes and sizes on the catwalk.

Without this event, Hope’s Garden simply would not exist and thousands of people suffering from these devastating illnesses would have no where to turn in our area. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you next year!

 

Our next event is our annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week Breakfast held in February. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee please contact .