Local businesses hold Ladies Night to help young women

By Greg Higgins
October 29, 2017 - 8:39am

The Capitol Theatre and Ff2 Fashions in North Battleford are asking all women to rally together with their girlfriends and their wallets for an upcoming Ladies Night event to help young women in need.

The two companies have teamed up with Crystal's Home for the Nov. 8 event where the theatre will be screening A Bad Moms Christmas. Ff2 Manager Tammy Ramsay said all proceeds will go to Crystal's Home, which helps young women living in dangerous situations.

The home is named after Crystal Paskemin, who was murdered in Saskatoon in December 2000. The home was established in her honour as Paskemin wanted to become a social worker and open a home dedicated to helping young women.

“Sometimes we live in a bubble and we don’t know what is really going on out there,” Ramsay said. “We wanted to do an event for women that helps women.”

According to Ramsay, the home accommodates females as young as 10-years-old and up to 17 who are in unsafe living conditions and continuing their education.

At the event, there will be many ways to donate to Crystal’s Home. Organizers said attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets or simply make donations and receive tax receipts. The other aspect Swindler is quite excited about involved a “sexy Santa" appearance. 

“Oh yeah! If you have seen the posters for Bad Moms the girls are all with Santa and we thought it might be a draw,” Swindler said. “You can get their picture taken for maybe a Christmas card you want to send out or just keep to yourself. We just really wanted to give back to the community and we have the space to accommodate an event like this.”

Tickets for the event go on sale this Monday and can be purchased online or at the box office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8.

“This gives everyone an hour and a half to check out the sexy Santa and all the raffles,” Swindler said. “We have had a lot of great local businesses donate great prizes."

Swindler said the event may be called Ladies Night, but won’t turn away those with Y chromosomes, saying “men are more than welcome to come and take a picture with sexy Santa too."


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