On July 4th, I hosted a fundraising event to help raise funds for the pageant as well as Free The Children! It was held at Jimel’s International Cuisine, with just over 120 guests who attended! This event went from 6pm until 11:30pm.
It was a sit down dinner with entertainment from many performers that included some local stars. April Llave, Richelle Lynne and Tiffany Ponce are amazing singers who were the three performers for the night. There was also a very talented band called 12/21 who performed, there are three members and they are all siblings. I had the candidates from the search for the Manitoba Filipino Queen of the Street Festival who volunteered to host my event, they kept the crowd engaged and entertained. Aside from dinner and performances, there were small games that required interacting with the audience!
Each game had a prize, donated by some of my generous sponsors who also attended that night. Some of the prizes were tickets for Winnipeg Speedfest and a numerous amount of gift cards. After the program was done, the dance floor was open so I had the chance to dance with some friends and family who stayed until the very end. This event would not have been able to happen without all the supporters, family, and friends who came out that night. Thank you to all of you for joining me throughout my reign and supporting me through every single step of my journey, your love and support will never go unrecognized.
I would like to take this time to give out special thank yous to the following:
Imelda from Jimel’s International Cuisine
Mark Alberto for being my photographer for the event
My hair stylist: Kim from Salon 28
My personal makeup artist: Ginelle Char
Sponsors: Marby John Aguilar from Speedfest and Larry Vickar