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Jet Set Crew High Rollers / Red Dress Ball / Smoking Dog

May 16, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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It was red dresses, red carpets and a red hot night at the Commodore last weekend as local celebs came out to support the GLBA (Gay and Lesbian Business Association) 2008 Red Dress Ball. I was very honoured to be asked to co-host on the red carpet alongside Joan-E, drag queen extraordinaire and actor from the movie Connie and Carla. Performances by Five Alarm Funk, Sweet Soul Burlesque and Symone rounded out an evening of fundraising for the Youth Scholarship Fund. But the heat didn't stop there as the Jet Set Crew gang got a jump on summer with a High Rollers, invite-only party at Edgewater Casino featuring Fierce Angel's heavyweight DJ Mark Doyle direct from London. Also, congratulations go out to the Smoking Dog restaurant in Kits on their third anniversary. Blues man Jim Byrnes entertained as guests filled the patio and sipped from selections featured on the new wine list. Cheers!

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jetsetcrew_highrollers0001 Jet Set Crew founder Craig Stowe, left, entertains guests, like Edgewater Casino's assistant GM Paul Ahluwalia and wife Sandy, in the VIP area.
jetsetcrew_highrollers0002 Pretty girls, like Karen Tattersall, left, Francis Hui and Jenny Franks, are a trademark for the Jet Set Crew parties.
jetsetcrew_highrollers0003 Playing with the other high rollers at the Jet Set Crew VIP party are glam gals Lynn Wigen, left, and Kiara Hunter.
reddressball-5129 A big thanks to my red carpet co-host, Joan-E, seen here with yours truly, for making me look good during the opening interviews at the Red Dress Ball.
reddressball-5130 Phoenix fashions owner Lin Rockwell, centre, gets her models ready to walk the catwalk in Wayne Clark originals at Red Dress Ball.
reddressball-5132 Pretend ganster Jason Nessith will have to settle for a doll, instead of a moll, as he and girlfriend Erin Bishop act it up for charity at the Red Dress Ball.
reddressball-5135 The playful ladies of Sweet Soul Burlesque have put the tease back in strip tease as they get ready to take to the stage with their frisky routines at the Red Dress Ball.
reddressball-5136 Backup singers and drag divas Mandy Kamp, left, and Iona Whipp set the stage in red hot gowns at Red Dress Ball.
smoking_dog-5114 Congratulations to Flame Eadie, seen here at the Smoking Dog, for branching out on her own with her new Saffire Wines business.
smoking_dog-5115 The Smoking Dog's own French miss, owner Judith Andrews, cuddles up with staffers Julian Baker, left, and Chris Huggins.
smoking_dog-5116 Smoking Dog owner Jean Seguin is lucky to have twin servers Darya Parakhnevych, left, and sister Kseniya on his side.



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