the 20th year of the Vanier College Annual Women's Champagne Breakfast.
A large crowd of 124 women attended this year's event, comprised
of college faculty and staff members as well as students.
was the Mistress of Ceremonies, with an assist from Fran Davis,
who read a poem written by Gloria Di Murro.
Kimberley Thibault and Kerianne Wilson, joined by soprano Jennifer
Audet and faculty member Jocelyne Lasalle at the piano, performed
a piece by Bach.
A skit, written
by Gale Martin and performed by the 'Bag Ladies' (Pat Dichmann,
Gloria Di Murro and Shirley Pettifer) was a regular and much anticipated
part of the program.
guest speaker, singer and songwriter Priya Thomas, inspired
the guests with her speech and her performance.
Committee surprised Nora Soukiassian, coordinator of the Breakfast,
by honouring her as Woman of the Year for her many contributions
to the Vanier community.
tickets were sold for seven beautiful prizes which were generously
donated. $500 was collected and all proceeds were given to a
needy Vanier student. Over 70 door prizes were given out and
every guest left with a gift basket.
event is made possible by the help and support of the Breakfast
Committee Members and numerous volunteers, as well as by contributions
from various departments and associations within the College
and from the outside community.
pictures taken at this year's festivities: (Photos by Judith Lermer
Crawley and Nora Soukiassian.)