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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!


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! 


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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. 


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! 


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The Princess Shop will be closed August 11-18

posted by The Princess Shop    |   August 7, 2014 13:48

To all Princess Graduates, friends and supporters of The Princess Shop,

PLEASE NOTE that The Princess Shop will be closed for the week of August 11-18. During that week, Karen will be away from Saskatoon and will not be replying to any emails and following up on phone messages until she returns. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, August 19. 

If you are a Princess Graduate who needs to return a dress or pick up her photos - please make arrangements with Karen to visit The Princess Shop after August 18. 

If you are looking to get a hold of Karen, please email or phone 306.222.3311 and leave a voice message. Emails and phone messages will be receive replies upon Karen's return on August 19. 

Thank you for your understanding! Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

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Join our team!

posted by The Princess Shop    |   August 1, 2014 16:06

The Princess Shop has an amazing set of women that volunteer to ensure that our organization can offer its services and programs. The Princess Shop is currently engaging new volunteers in the following positions:

Volunteer Representative
Fairy Godmother Program Coordinators (2)

Volunteer Representatives commit 6 hours a week to The Princess Shop (including weekly team meetings) and assist our Executive Director and program coordinators in many ways! From helping out with dress appointments, to attending and promoting fundraisers, and the planning and execution of our major fundraising event, The Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses. Volunteer Representatives make it all happen and help The Princess Shop to offer our many programs and services to young women in our community.

Fairy Godmother Program Coordinators organize our mentorship program, The Fairy Godmother Program. The coordinator role is a 10 hour commitment (including weekly team meetings) and works in a team to recruit participants, match our Princess Graduates with great mentors from the community, and plan monthly activities for the program. The Fairy Godmother Program is an extremely worthwhile and rewarding program for the participants and the coordinators. 

More detailed information about our available volunteer opportunities and how to apply can be found here

Make a difference in your community. Contact The Princess Shop to see how you can become involved with our organization. 

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The Princess Shop Closed Today to Prepare for Perfectly Pink BBQ

posted by The Princess Shop    |   July 3, 2014 09:37

A note about Thursday, July 3 - The Princess Shop will be closed today as Karen and our volunteer prepare for our Perfectly Pink Appreciation BBQ. The BBQ will run this afternoon from 4-7PM at Ecole Henry Kelsey. This event is free for Princess Graduates and their families! Admission for members of the general public is $5. 

If you are a Princess Graduate interested in returning your graduation dress today, please come by the BBQ! Our team will be prepared to receive your dress return and will provide you with your deposit.

If you are looking to donate a graduation dress to our organization, please note the alternative donation location in Saskatoon: Pizza Hut in Lawson Heights. 

The Princess Shop will return to regular hours after today's BBQ. The next day Karen will be at The Princess Shop is Monday. Check out regular hours of operation here.

Thank you for your understanding! We hope to see you at our event this afternoon! 

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Welcome to The Princess Shop's New Website!

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 13, 2014 10:24

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by The Princess Shop's newly designed website. 

A huge thank you to Trio Web Design. Trio has re-designed our website and has provided invaluable guidance to our team throughout the transition process. We would like to thank Trio for their efforts and their in-kind support and partnership with The Princess Shop on this project. Our organization is always amazed and humbled by the willingness of the Saskatoon community to provide support to our organization and Trio is no exception!

Take a look around our new site! Learn more about The Princess Shop and our programs by checking out our about us section. If you are interested in becoming a Princess Graduate -  learn about our Dress Program and how to apply here

Thank you again to Trio Web Design for their commitment to The Princess Shop! 


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Join us at the 7th Annual Perfectly Pink Appreciation BBQ!

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 10, 2014 16:49

Please join us at the 7th Annual Perfectly Pink Appreciation BBQ, presented by Leila Goluboff of RE/MAX Realty on July 3, 2014. This BBQ is an opportunity for The Princess Shop to celebrate the close of another successful graduation season! This event is free for Princess Graduates (and their friends and family) and $5 for members of our community. 

The event will run on Thursday, July 3 from 4:00-7:00pm, with a program starting at 5:00PM where scholarships from our Next Chapter Program will be awarded. The BBQ will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and refreshments, sno-cones, and a bouncy castle for the kids! Learn more about the event and RSVP to attend here.

Thank you to our sponsors of the 7th Annual Perfectly Pink Appreciation BBQ: Leila Goluboff of RE/MAX Realty (title sponsors), Sask Energy, Hub City, and AstroJump.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Graduation season is in full swing!

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 10, 2014 16:34

Although The Princess Shop has expanded since 2007 to offer the Fairy Godmother Program (a mentorship program) and the Next Chapter Program (a scholarship and work placement program), the touchstone of our organization has always been the Dress Program

The Princess Shop provides female students in need with an enhanced graduation experience free of charge by lending gowns and accessories donated by our community, allowing them to feel confident and proud on their graduation day. The Princess Shop believes that increasing the self-confidence of young women on this transitional day has a huge impact on their future pursuit of success. Our whole community benefits when young women are supported and celebrated.

The Dress Program is a huge success in part thanks to our amazing sponsors. Thanks to our Diamond Sponsors: Cameco, Kinsmen and SIGA. And a huge thank you to our Dress Program Graduation Services donors, who make graduation days happen! These donors include: Spa Academy, MC College, Blossoms Living, Provincial Car Service, and photography services by Wanda Keen.

If you are interested in becoming a Princess Graduate, apply to be part of our Dress Program. 

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12 - 1622 Ontario Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1S8
t: 306-222-3311

Karen Robson, Executive Director

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