Sunday, March 3 was our 9th annual Boutique Day. It was held at the Atrium at Surrey City Hall – such a beautiful venue.

We outfitted nearly 120 grads from Surrey and New Westminster. It was a crazy, busy day but everyone went away happy.

Just one of our beautiful grads!

So many people worked tirelessly to ensure this day was a success. We have many people to thank:

Our load in/set up crew transformed a bare atrium into a beautiful boutique in a matter of hours. Thanks to Pat and Rick Enegren, Marie Krieze, Janice Doepker, Joanne Lapp, Zach Martins, Michelle Lenaghan, Dan Castillo, Dan Wilson, Randy Keen, Terry Lenaghan, and Kris Dyrndahl Special thanks to Pat Enegren for her expertise in fashion merchandising!

So many people volunteered to be personal assistants to our grads on Sunday. It was their job to help kids choose an outfit, guide them through the process of hair, make up, and photos, make sure they had enough to eat, and generally ensue that their grads felt pampered throughout the day. Huge thanks to Michelle Lenaghan, Amanda Fortin, Annabelle Steffler, Carol Dorey, Debbie Lake, Debbie Fortune, Erin Henderson, Gemma Wilson, Heather Shaw, Janice Doepker, Kaitlyn Forsythe, Kim Staite, Lindsay W, Lisa Kleefman, Louise Lam, Derek Burbidge, Maria Ventura, Marie Krieze, Pat Enegren, Sheilah Harris, Sherri Peterson, Tracey Fulton, Tracy Keats, Viktoriya Fedorchuk, Wendy McLean, and Sandi Manning. You made so many grads feel so special!

To the amazing and talented professional stylists and make up artists who donated their time and talents to make so many grads feel special on Boutique Day: Daniyell Vincent, Harp Chahal, Hayley Floyd, Jingjing Sandhu, Nicole Badesha, Shannon Mann, Shelly Ford Baxter, Shelley Murphy, Gina Gill, and Nica Reyes – we are so grateful for your help! Special thanks to Joanne Lapp for coordinating the volunteers and overseeing this station.

It was such a busy day that our runners had to do double duty as Personal Assistants. Huge thanks to these hard workers: Diana Rose, Meghan Tracy, Nadine O’Neil, Nancy Bruce, Natalia Sudeyko, Roma Haggarty Martins, Sam Lenaghan and Nela Valentin. We couldn’t have done this without you!

Our delicious buffet was prepared by Marilyn Pearson of Cuisine and Company. Thanks for keeping everyone so well fed, Marilyn!

These beautiful floral arrangements really added a finishing touch to the room. They were graciously donated by Umberto’s Flowers. Thanks Morgan!

What can we say about our incredible photographers? Karl and Sarah worked so hard to make sure every student felt at ease – they got some great shots! The Artona Group graciously donated a photo package for each of our grads. Such a special gift!

Several seamstresses spent the day adjusting hems and straps and ensuring that dresses and suits fit perfectly. They worked tirelessly to make sure grads looked their best. Special thanks to Eleni Cartwright, Kathleen Paddington, Sheila Ford, and Sarah Learmonth.

Our two front of house volunteers kept everyone organized and everything running smoothly, Thanks to Annie Sudeyko and Natalia Sudeyko  for keeping us all on track!

So many people contributed to Boutique Day from behind the scenes. Special thanks to Sabrina at Phoenix Truck and Crane for being so awesome, Charlotte at C & K Courtesy Cleaners for going above and beyond with donated cleaning services;  Marjorie Auvache of Marjorie B Cosmetics for donating tons of make up, Darren Romaniuk of Butler Box and Storage for providing storage space for all of our inventory, Brinks of Greater Vancouver for donating a truck, Derrick Thornhill of Park Georgia Realty for donating balloons, Beebe Cline Real Estate, Candice Liberatore and Royal LePage Wolstencroft Langley, Shelley’s Hair Studio, Alison Hazelwood and Re/Max Advantage Realty, Carol Dorey and Re/Max 2000, VanCity Savings New West, VanCity Savings Guildford, VanCity Savings Semiahmoo, VanCity Savings Surrey Central, and VanCity Savings Morgan Crossing for being drop off locations for us throughout the year; and special thanks to Neil and Nicole at the City of Surrey for being so accommodating throughout the booking process. This amazing day would not have come together if not for your help. Thank you!