“We’re about getting together as a small intimate group and have fun!” president of the The Bonnyville Oil Ladies, Violet Lapointe says the group is looking forward to hosting a Vintage Hollywood Gala next Saturday, March 25th, at the Beaver River Fish & Game Building. “We like to give back to the community, that’s what it’s all about. We have a few benefactors, and we make sure we give back everything we can.”
The Oil Ladies are known for their laid back fun galas, that always come with an exciting theme. This year the event is “Vintage Hollywood”, Violet says it’s a chance to get out and dress up a little, “we have people who love to use it as an excuse to get dressed up in their best glam gowns and we have people who came in jeans and a nice dress shirt. There’s no obligation to dress up, but you’re definitely more than welcome to.”
Along with the glitz & glam known from the Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Gary Grant era, the event features a lot of fun entertainment and the “premium beverage tasting event” the Oil Ladies are known for. The meal will be provided by C’est La Vie Catering, “and of course some great dancing later, with a fantastic DJ.”
It is a unisex event, confirms Violet, “we have a good mix of tables, as far as couples go. We have maybe two or three girls only tables; but for sure a lot of couples.”
Each year the gala picks a charity to benefit from the proceeds, this year money raised will go to the Bonnyville Food Bank. Additionally, the group donated a large sum to KidSport Bonnyville, who will be at the event.
There are few tables still available if you are interested in attending the event, or you can purchase individual tickets. Contact Violet for more information at 780.201.4900.