February 15th, 2017
By Sarah from Start.ca
What do you get when you combine an abundance of trailblazing women, the best athletes from local teams and high schools across the county, and a whole roomful of supportive Londoners? A fantastic event raising money for a very worthy cause – the Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC).
Since this was the 62nd year of the event, the legacy and importance of the evening was certainly not lost on me. And with Start.ca coming on as a title sponsor this year, we knew we were joining up with an event that really knows how to put on a show – and we weren’t disappointed!
The day started off on a very big high. The children benefiting from the TVCC were invited to a one of a kind experience: the “We’re All Stars” day filled with fun, laughter, and sharing. The fun was capped off with a special meet and greet with the stars of the head table, which included some of Canada’s most inspiring women in sport. For example, Order of Canada recipient Christine Sinclair and 6-time Olympic medalist Cindy Klassen as well as professional wrestler turned fitness enthusiast, Trish Stratus.
It all lead up to the Dinner and Auction in the evening. I was in awe of the stories I heard, not only from our head table celebrities, but also from the most important star of the night — Jordyn, the 2018 TVCC Ambassador.