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Cadillac Fairview Big Brolly GAla and Crave 95 FM Purse Giveaway Guilty Pleasures Party

Oct 24, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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I am a handbag fanatic, so when friend Drew Savage, radio morning man from the new 95 Crave FM, told me about their company's upcoming designer purse party and giveaway, I just knew I had to get a handle on things. The Guilty Pleasures Party was held at Yaletown's Opus hotel and featured big name bags from Holt Renfrew filled with concert tickets, gift certificates and more. Lucky winners walked away in style, looking good and shaking their bling thing. Meanwhile, no one was gonna rain on Cadillac Fairview's parade at the HSBC Building's Pendulum Gallery where the first annual Big Brolly Gala took place last week. A full-size live jazz band, featuring Juno award-winner Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, played as guests wined and dined among black bumbershoots with a goal of raising over $45,000 for three local, not-for-profit charities that are working to support homelessness and mental illness.

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Crave95FM_purses-1 Sisters Cassandra Cocar (left) and Desiree are all smiles as they take home a leopard print Dolce and Gabbana from the 95 Crave party.
Crave95FM_purses-2 Drew Savage and radio co-host Nat Hunter are back in the black after the station changed from Z95 to its new 95 Crave FM format.
Crave95FM_purses-3 Brenda Dorn is happily surprised with a designer purse worth $1,500 from Nat and Drew at the 95 Crave party.
Crave95FM_purses-4 A catch from Coach and Maroon 5 tickets are a winning combo for Jenn Doyle, left, and friend Lyndsay Mann at the 95 Crave party.
Crave95FM_purses-5 Midday radio hosts Ceara K, left, and Sarah Bartok toast the night at the 95 Crave sweet swag giveaway.
big_brolly_gala-1 Cadillac Fairview girls Jackie Hamm, left, and Sheree Gable sell draw tickets at the Big Brolly Gala.
big_brolly_gala-2 Kingswood Properties president Lorne Segal, seen here at the Big Broll Gala, is one of this city's leading philanthropists.
big_brolly_gala-3 CTV weathergal and new mommy Tamara Taggart shows son Beckett his first big time party as she MC's the Big Brolly Gala.
big_brolly_gala-4 Jazz singers Armi Grano, left, and Amanda Wood give ya fever as they sing with the band at the Big Brolly Gala.
big_brolly_gala-5 Dancing with the stars is easy for professional dancers Scarlett and partner Rolan Aloysius at the Big Brolly Gala.



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