Do Sask & NatureCity Festival Present the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party for the YWCA.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – YWCA Saskatoon Gym
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN– Do Sask and Wild about Saskatoon announce the Second Annual Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party in support of the YWCA Turning Points Program.
The Do Sask & NatureCity Festival Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party invites you to clean out your closet for a cause on May 22 at 7 PM at the YWCA. Take part in a green fashion workshops with local stylists Maygen Kardash, Sarah Gaudry, and K-Lyn Bonogofski. Each speaker will discuss their individual take on incorporating environmentally-friendly values into your daily fashion routine. Duo Ezra & Jon will play unplugged live music while you browse the swap collection pool for new-to-you fashion.
Light appetizers and desserts will be available to registered attendees courtesy of our generous sponsor, PickNic’s Catering & Fine Foods Ltd.
Space is limited. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.
If you’re not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion on Facebook #DoSaskPopUpParty.
ABOUT THE EVENT
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7 PM
Where: YWCA Saskatoon, 510-25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Cost: Suggested donation is $10. Registration is by donation and all proceeds go back to the YWCA Turning Points Program.
Parking: There is a pay lot and street parking is free after 6 pm.
Speakers: Local style gurus Maygen Kardash, Sarah Gaudry, and K-Lyn Bonogofski
“For more than a decade, Maygen Kardash has been a wardrobe stylist for television, music videos, print, and both artist and personal consults. She is also a musician, frequent lifestyle guest on Global Morning, featured contributor to Refined Lifestyles Magazine, freelance writer, Brownie leader, and most important, loving mama to 3-year-old daughter Petra and baby boy Paris. Sneakers & Lipstick is Maygen’s personal blog on which you’ll find honest posts about style, motherhood, and anything in life that peaks her interest.”
“Sarah Gaudry is the owner of The Knick, a curated vintage clothing and accessories shop that is dedicated to handpicking the best finds from all over North America. With over 20 years of experience in tailoring, personal shopping, and designing, Sarah has been able to use these skills to help shape The Knick into one of Saskatoon’s premiere vintage shops.”
“K-Lyn has been heavily involved in the fashion community, since moving to Saskatoon from a small city in Alberta. K-Lyn held the position of marketing co-ordinator for the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival, as well as styled and organized the Living Green Expo Fashion Show in coordination with Stasia Boutique. Her consulting business focuses on personal shopping, and closet organization for those who want a fashion lift. K-Lyn has a passion for consignment shopping and believes that you do not need to break your wallet in order to be fashionable.”
Although the spirit of donating clothing to people in need is always appreciated, about 85% of our clothing eventually ends up in a landfill. For this reason swapping instead of buying brand new clothes is an exciting way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
To start the night off, get fashion hack advice by local stylists to show you how to reuse your clothes in multiple seasons.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Come with 5 – 12 items of clothing, or accessories to add to the swap collection pool.
2. After the welcome and brief styling workshop, swap shopping will officially begin. Pick any garments and accessories up to the amount you added to the swap collection pool.
3. At the end of the swap, you can choose to take home remaining items that have not been taken, or you can leave them to be donated to the YWCA Opportunity Shop.
What to bring: dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewellery, and a few friends. This swap has no size restrictions.
What NOT to bring: earrings, swimwear, underwear, night wear, and children’s clothes.
Clothes must be clean and in good condition. If you wouldn’t pass it on to your best friend, please leave it at home. Try-ons cannot be accommodated (unless you have a portable changing room that you can let us borrow)!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Venue Sponsor: YWCA Saskatoon
“YWCA Saskatoon is a vibrant, community-based organization that responds to the needs of women, men and children here in Saskatoon, providing both preventative and emergent services. We are a member of YWCA Canada and our funding comes from government, granting agencies, charitable donations and fee-for-service.”
Catering Sponsor: PickNic’s Catering & Fine Foods Ltd.
PickNic’s Catering Saskatoon, is proud to offer affordable appetizers, nibbles or meals for your lunch, dinner or event catering needs. They cater throughout Saskatoon, and would be more than happy to provide for your next special event. Specialties include, but are not limited to, weddings, banquets, midnight lunches, conventions, Christmas parties, and more!
For your daily dose of #foodporn, follow @PICKNICS_CATERING on Instagram. Like PickNic’s on Facebook for contests, and updates on weekly lunch and dessert specials.
Unplugged Music by: Ezra & Jon
“Ezra and Jon are a dynamic blend of folky blues, with a dash of good ol’ rock and roll. Ezra’s voice is raw and ripe with emotion. Jon is sweet and salty, playing an array of instruments (let’s hope he pulls out the washboard). This eclectic duo draws all eyes in the room.”
Charity: YWCA Turning Points Program. Click here to donate online.
Do Sask is a community that makes living in Saskatchewan fun. Meet people in a relaxed and friendly environment, or grab some friends and make a night of it. Founder Amy Rederburg produces events like speed dating and brewery tours, and writes inspirational blogs to help you plan dates in Saskatchewan. The spirit of Do Sask is being brave enough to try new things.
NatureCity Festival runs May 22 – 27, 2018 at locations across Saskatoon. Check event listings here.
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