A VICTORIAN EXPERIENCE FOR A GREAT CAUSE !
The seventh edition of the Victorian Tea, benefiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, was yet again a sold-out event raising about $7000 for the cause.
Claire Desrochers and Marie-Claire Ivan-ski, or as they can also be known by their Victorian era names Lady Claire Spencer For-syth and Lady Claire Lambert Shakespeare, were the hostesses of this event that took place on Saturday, June 23. It was held at a truly century home in Embrun, belonging to Claire Desrochers and her husband.
There were three sittings throughout the day, at 11 an, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., of a sold-out crowd of 36 people per seating. The ladles were served traditional teas, sandwiches and desserts, all prepared by Desrochers with the help of many volunteers.
The hostesses, the volunteers and the women attending the event get in the spirit of the era by dressing in Victorian costumes - large dresses, overskirts, Victorian-style hats, and so forth. The tea is served outside on the patio of the house, surrounded by the beautiful garden.
Every year, the event raises about $7000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Desrochers and Ivanski also announced that next year’s eighth edition of the Victorian Tea will also be its last. Ivanski explained that organizing it, it is also time to come up with new fundraising ideas and events.
Le Thé victorien, un évènement organisé à Embrun par Claire Desrochers et MarieClaire Ivanski, pour amasser des fonds pour la Fondation canadienne du cancer du sein, a eu lieu le samedi 23 juin. Chaque année, l’évènement permet de récolter une moyenne de 7000 $. Les organisatrices ont aussi annoncé que la huitième édition, l’année prochaine, sera aussi la dernière.—