Le Reflet (The News) - - FRONT PAGE - ALEXIA MARSILLO [email protected]

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.

pho­tos Alexia Marsillo

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.—

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