Champagne Shopping Night Benefits RUH Foundation

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It would be a good guess that there were a lot of lonely husbands, boyfriends and fathers in Saskatoon on the evening of November 20. In fact, it appeared that the entire female population of the city had descended en masse on the Midtown shopping centre.

The reason for this excitement was the first Champagne Shopping Night at Midtown and it was busy with many ladies (and some gentlemen) doing early holiday shopping. An incredible 2,883 tickets, at $25 each, were sold to the event.

Midtown presented a cheque for $50,000 to Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) Women Leading Philanthropy program at the event. Women Leading Philanthropy is a group of community-minded women supporting leading-edge women’s initiatives and health care advancements at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital.

As well as exclusive access to shop Midtown’s stores, guests enjoyed prizes, entertainment by DJ Sandy Duperval from Montreal, delicious tapas by Hearth Restaurant and, of course, glasses of champagne.

Tannis Miller is Marketing & Communications Coordinator with DTN YXE Downtown Saskatoon, which not only supports businesses in the area but also helps to promote downtown events and attractions.  “It’s cool to see Champagne Shopping Night all come to life. I’m definitely the target audience. I like to shop, to sip champagne and to socialize,” says Tannis.

“We are extremely grateful for Midtown’s support of Women Leading Philanthropy, a program created by Royal University Hospital Foundation that focuses on inspiring transformative advancements in health care at RUH while furthering women’s leadership and philanthropy in health,” says Arla Gustafson, the Foundation’s CEO.

“Working together with community partners such as the Midtown enables the WLP program to continue to empower our female physicians, practitioners and researchers to actively transform health care in Saskatchewan — now and in the future.”


Photos by Desirée Martin