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Friday, May 11, 2012

A Day in Her Shoes

This year marked the 5th annual A Day in Her Shoes fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association.  It was my first time attending and now that I've seen it, I will definitely be going back.  This was their biggest year yet with women (and a few brave men) from all over the Saint John area flocking in for this good cause... and some beautiful shoes. 

Fashion show set up

Silent Auction Goodies
The evening started with wine and treats courtesy of the Hardman Group, Piece O'Cake, Lemongrass, Grannan's and Saint John Ale House. Florals by Sandra Miller transformed the place.





The fashion show featured clothing from Samuel & Co and Envy with shoes by Manchester Shoe Salon. Every look was beautiful. Emcee and models did an excellent job.


Nathalie of Manchester Shoe Salon







The evening concluded with keynote speaker, Elizabeth Manley sharing her story of teenage depression.  Manley spoke about how she managed to seek help and surround herself with a team of supportive people going on to win the silver medal for Women's Figure Skating at the Calgary Olympics.  She also shared how, as Canada's Sweetheart, people wanted to sweep her mental illness under the carpet.  Manley has worked for the past 20 years to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Manley with her Silver Medal

Manley and Event Emcee Dr. Shelley Rhinehart
If you missed out this year you really need to get to A Day in Her Shoes next year.

3 comments:

Manchester Shoe Salon said...

Great post! Great pics! Thanks for attending Leigh-Ellen!

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

Wow! Seems like such an inspirational event! Good for you for getting out there to show your support and sharing it with us today :)

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

Wow! Seems like such an inspirational event! Good for you for getting out there to show your support and sharing it with us today :)