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Upcoming Fundraisers

posted by The Princess Shop    |   September 30, 2014 11:37

The Princess Shop has a few great fundraisers coming up! 

THRIVE Juice Co.

This weekend, THRIVE Juice Co. will be selling a signature Pink Juice created just for The Princess Shop! A portion of the proceeds from every Pink Juice sold will be donated directly to The Princess Shop. Stop by and drink PINK! Here are the details of the event:

Dates and Times: Saturday, October 4 from 8AM - 2PM and Sunday, October 5 from 10AM - 3PM
Location: Saskatoon Farmer's Market (414 Ave B South) at THRIVE's kiosk

Remember to ask for the Pink Juice!

Rider's Steak Night

The Princess Shop will be hosting a Steak Night fundraiser at the Sutherland Bar on Sunday, October 19. Cocktails start at 1:30PM, with the Saskatchewan Roughrider's vs Edmonton Eskimos football game starting at 2:00PM. Steak, chicken or vegetarian options will be available for the meal at half time. The Princess Shop volunteer team will be there selling raffle tickets and giving away prizes! Tickets are $20 and available from The Princess Shop. Come out and cheer on your team - while supporting our organization!

Details:

Date and Time: Sunday, October 19 starting at 1:30PM
LocationSutherland Bar (810 Central Ave) 
Cost: $20 per ticket, available until October 16 - available from The Princess Shop

Join our Facebook group for this event! 

Keep up to date with all of our upcoming fundraisers by visiting our events page.

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Volunteering at The Princess Shop

posted by The Princess Shop    |   September 23, 2014 14:59

Volunteering at The Princess Shop - from the perspective of The Princess Shop's Communications Coordinator.

I joined The Princess Shop's volunteer team in August 2012 in the role of Communications Coordinator. When I saw the posting for the volunteer Communications Coordinator, I thought it would be a great way to further develop some of my skills that I learned in university, as well as learn something new. And that is on top of being able to volunteer for a great non-profit organization that is dedicated to assisting young women celebrate their accomplishments and pursue future goals - volunteering in this role with The Princess Shop just seemed like a great fit for me. 

My first volunteer team meeting with The Princess Shop was overwhelming. While the members that make up the volunteer team for The Princess Shop changes from time to time, one thing remains consistent: the team is always made up of intelligent, driven, caring, kind and funny women. After I left the first meeting, where I got to meet the rest of the team, hear more about the programs offered by The Princess Shop, and all of its upcoming projects and events - I felt incredibly motivated to contribute to an organization that had great momentum and was growing, but still maintained complete focus on providing its services and programs to our community's Princess Graduates. 

The role of Communications Coordinator is a lot of fun. A lot of my role is based on promoting our upcoming events (like our Steak Night fundraiser on October 19 or our huge annual fundraiser, The Glass Slipper) using social media or this website. I also make sure that all of the awesome people and companies that provide our organization sponsorship, in-kind services, or third party fundraisers receive recognition and appreciation from our organization. I am also involved in drafting the promotional materials (like our Princess Post newsletter or Glass Slipper program) that our in-kind creative designer creates into something truly beautiful! It's really a cool experience to be part of the planning process of these events, help with the creation and distribution of the promotional materials, seeing how the event plays out, and then thanking everyone involved - I get to be involved with the whole process from start to finish.

In addition to my volunteer duties as Communications Coordinator, I also have been through two graduation seasons with our Princess Graduates. All of our volunteers assist in dress appointments - where Princess Graduates come to The Princess Shop to select their graduation dress and accessories. It has been such a pleasure to meet these amazing young women and learn a bit about them while they find the perfect dress to celebrate their day. Seeing some of these young women go on to join the Fairy Godmother Program or be awarded scholarships or work placements through the Next Chapter Program is fantastic.

After two years in my Communications Coordinator role, I have decided it's time for someone new to take on this exciting and fun position, while I take a different role with The Princess Shop and focus more on our Glass Slipper Benefit. I have learned so much about marketing and communications during my time in this role and have met some truly wonderful people. If you would be a great fit for The Princess Shop's volunteer team as our new Communications Coordinator - I strongly encourage you to check out the position description and send Karen an application! 

xoxo,
Kacey 

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The REDress Project

posted by The Princess Shop    |   September 16, 2014 14:17

A unique and impactful art installation will be unveiled at the University of Saskatchewan this week. The REDress Project is a critical response to the number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. The project collects red dresses, donated by members of the community, and displays these dresses as a visual reminder of the absence of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. 

The REDress Project will official open Wednesday, September 17 with an opening reception starting at 4PM. Artist Jaime Black will lead an exhibition tour at 7:30PM. The exhibition will be installed at the University of Saskatchewan campus around the Bowl and the Agricultural, Arts. Education, and Geology buildings. 

Projects, such as The REDress Project, remind our community about those women who can fall between the cracks and be forgotten. This visual reminder of the absence of women - friends, sisters, mothers - helps to create awareness of this national issue and urges the public to remember these women.

The Princess Shop believes that the young women in our community need to be supported and have their accomplishments recognized and celebrated in order to increase their self-esteem and drive. Our organization was proud to donate a few red dresses to be used in this project installation. 

For more information visit The REDress Project website or the University of Saskatchewan's exhibit event Facebook page. 

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Princess Graduate 2014 Photos

posted by The Princess Shop    |   September 4, 2014 16:50

As the new school year starts, we are looking back about the gorgeous ladies we had the opportunity to meet through the 2014 Dress Program. Each of our 2014 Princess Graduates chose stunning graduation gowns and looked beautiful on the day of their graduation ceremony. We were so fortunate to have Wanda Keen provide in-kind sponsorship of the photography of our Saskatoon Princess Graduates for 2014. A selection of of 2014 Princess Graduates photos have been posted to our Facebook page. Head over to our page and check out these stunning photos. 

If you are a 2014 Princess Graduate and have not yet picked up your photos, please stop by The Princess Shop during Karen's regular business hours

We can't believe how quickly graduation season comes and goes! The Princess Shop team is looking forward to meeting all of the amazing young women that will be our 2015 Princess Graduates and doing it all again! Good luck to all of our past Princess Graduates as they continue on to post-secondary education or pursue other goals. And to our 2015 Princess Graduates - best of luck as you enter into the school year and we all look forward to meeting you soon! 

xoxo,

The Princess Shop

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