It’s in the Bag

Mother’s Day Purse Auction Suspended This Year Due to Challenging Times

After much discussion and consideration, the Wood Buffalo Food Bank has made the difficult decision to hold off on hosting its annual It’s in the Bag Purse Auction, previously held on Mother’s Day. Due to the challenging economic times that Fort McMurray is currently facing, the organization has decided its efforts could be elsewhere spent in respect to the community and its needs.

We feel it would be best to hold off on the purse auction event this year since it doesn’t really fit into the community’s interests at this point in time. Our efforts will be more effectively spent focusing on our other community engaging events.

We look forward to revisiting the Purse Auction in the future but for now it’s just not the right time.

It’s In the Bag Purse Auction 2015 – Presenting Sponsors

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McMurray Girl Magazine, The Sawridge Inn and Conference Center and The Fort McMurray Food Bank hosted their 2nd annual “It’s in the bag” purse auction!

This must-attend occasion has become a popular event with women throughout our region. A sampling of purses, wallets, totes, and other bags become available for bidding during the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Center.

While Diamonds maybe a girl’s best friend Purses are a woman’s lifelong friend. The goal of this event is to raise funds and awareness for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank as they continue to provide food to those less fortunate in this community.

All sponsorship for this event is used to purchase auction items for this event.

Ensemble Sponsors – $5000

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Husky Energy

Husky Energy is one of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HSE and HSE.PR.A. The Company operates worldwide with Upstream and Downstream business segments. Husky’s balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations. Husky has a portfolio of oil sands leases which include its Sunrise Energy Project, Tucker and other properties in its emerging oil sands portfolio. Sunrise is a premier, in-situ oil sands development in northeastern Alberta that marks the beginning of a new era for the Company in developing this increasingly important source of energy.

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Total

Total E&P Canada is a Calgary-based energy company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Alberta. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A. (Total), the world’s fifth largest publicly traded integrated energy company, based in Paris, France. As part of the Total global energy group, Total E&P Canada brings a strong balance sheet, world-wide operational experience, best practices, innovation and new technology to the Athabasca Oil Sands, as well as a proven commitment to sustainable development. Supporting a Sustainable Future Total E&P Canada’s goal is to build a strong, sustainable position in the Athabasca region through the expansion of their current joint venture Fort Hills and Surmont assets, and through production of the Total-operated Joslyn and Northern Lights assets. They will continue to pursue future opportunities and partnerships as part of our long-term growth strategy to expand our Canadian portfolio.

Handbag Sponsors – $2500

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Tote Sponsors – $1000

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Clutch Sponsors – $500

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Wallet Sponsors – $250

In-Kind Sponsors

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