Famous5 Fundraiser: Good Food, Good Wine, Great Cause

Held October 27th, 2016, at the chic Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary, the 3rd annual Famous 5 Fundraiser, “A Taste of Famous 5,” was once again a sold-out affair with more than 300 guests in attendance.

Much of the proceeds from the fundraiser go towards continuing the important work of the Famous 5 Foundation, as well as developing the education, leadership, and empowerment programs that will make current and future generations of women famous in their own right. In addition to the funds raised for Famous5, a $2000 bursary to attend SAIT’s renowned culinary program was gifted to a female student.

Organizers for the fundraising event partnered with the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance to create a unique experience for attendees; 5 teams of top female chefs created 10 sumptuous plates, expertly paired with wine selected by a talented female sommelier.

Tara Pipella of Pipella Law, was proud to attend A Taste of the Famous 5 and partake as one of the event sponsors.

The Famous 5 Foundation

The goal of The Famous 5 Foundation (or Famou5) is “to celebrate women’s successes and inspire them to become Nation Builders in the legacy of the Famous Five”—the five courageous and idealistic Canadian women who fought to legally enshrine the rights of Canadian women to vote, own property, and be treated as equal members of society.

Established on October 18th, 1996 (the 67th anniversary of the precedent-setting “Persons” case that ruled Canadian women were eligible to sit in the Senate) and fully incorporated as a non-profit charity in 1997, The Famous 5 Foundation aims not only to celebrate the spirit of the original Famous Five, but also to inspire and empower future generations of leaders.

The Famou5 Speaker Series sees a number of successful women from all walks of life—from media personalities and politicians to brilliant entrepreneurs—discuss their personal challenges and triumphs, their place in society, their ethical responsibilities, and consequences of their actions.

Pipella Law is delighted to have been one of the event sponsors.

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