The Sisterhood Soiree 2010
May 26, 2010 – Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, ON
Canadian music legend Anne Murray will receive the first Canadian Women’s Foundation Honorary Leadership Award at the 2010 Sisterhood Soiree for the indelible mark she has made on Canadian culture, and her influence as a role model for women and girls across the country.
Chaired by Anne-Marie Canning, The Sisterhood Soiree is a special evening of celebration to recognize the sisterhood of hundreds of women who have each donated $2,500 to launch one woman on her journey out of poverty. Women attending the 2009 and 2010 Sisterhood Soirees have raised over $1 million for Women Moving Women. To date 962 donors have joined Women Moving Women, raising a total of $2.4 million
"Women are the foundation, the community builders, the glue that keeps everything together in society," explains Anne-Marie Canning Event Chair and long-time CWF donor. “Through her countless years of hard work and leadership as one of Canada’s most loved icons, Anne Murray represents everything that we celebrate about women at the Sisterhood Soiree. We are delighted to acknowledge her with this award.”
“One in seven women in Canada lives in poverty,” says Beverley Wybrow, President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The Women Moving Women campaign is an incredible opportunity to truly change the face of poverty in Canada. The women we are celebrating at the Sisterhood Soiree are not only helping to change one woman’s life, they’re changing the lives of her children, changing what happens in her community, and strengthening the whole fabric of our society.”
Admission to this event is now closed. Thanks for supporting Women Moving Women!
Perfect Pairings – Women, Wine, Cheese and Sweets!
June 3, 2010 7 – 9pm – Nectar Desserts – Calgary, AB

An evening of wine, cheese and dessert pairings in support of the Women Moving Women campaign.

Meet Erin Rosar “The Wine Girl”, sommelier for the evening. She will share her passion for wine and tips that make tasting fun.Janice Beaton will be there to discuss the perfect cheese pairings from her fabulous cheese selections.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a sweet or two from Nectar Desserts.

Tickets are $55 each.

Order your tickets online.

Download the order form.

For more information please contact Erin Burgess or 866-293-4483 ext 221

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Canadian Women’s Foundation Calgary Professional Breakfast – SAVE THE DATE
September 24, 2010 – Hyatt Regency Calgary – Calgary, AB

We are so happy to announce our 1st annual Professional Breakfast in Calgary.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear this year’s keynote speaker, Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications and co-star of CBC's Gemini award-winning Dragons' Den.  Ticket sales will support the Women Moving Women campaign.

Coffee reception begins at 7 a.m. MT, with breakfast and presentation from 7:30 - 9 a.m. MT.  Tickets are $100 each, and tables are $1,000.

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We hope to see you there!

Share the Good Life
Now through to July 1, 2010

CWF donor Susan Radojevic is celebrating her 50th birthday in 2010 by sharing her good life and raising money in support of the Women Moving Women campaign. Her goal is to move 10 women and their families on their journeys out of poverty ($25,000) by asking friends, family, colleagues, and individuals to join her in this effort, and share their good life. You can help contribute to her realizing her birthday wish by donating online here:

For more information or if you would like to do something amazing like Susan, please contact Leigh Naturkach at 416-365-1444 ext. 238 or

The Sisterhood Soiree
May 27 2009, Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto.

Chaired by long-time CWF supporter, Anne-Marie Canning, the Sisterhood Soiree was an event “first” in women’s philanthropy in Canada. The Soiree celebrated $1million being raised by donors brought into the Women Moving Women campaign through the “Sisterhood Soiree Cabinet” (a group of 50 wonderful women who pledged to find many more wonderful women to help move a woman out of poverty).

The glittering evening, hosted by Valerie Pringle, featured a musical performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and a special reading by Deepa Mehta and her daughter Devyani Saltzman.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

The Windsor Arms Hotel
Downtown Porsche / Downtown Fine Cars
L’Oréal Paris
BloombergSen Investment Partners
Nancy Pencer
Demarco Perpich
Royal de Versailles
Transamerica / World Financial Group
Triumph Asset Management

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