Garden Party




Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Odlum Brown FWE Gala: Pitch for the Purse Finale! It was an inspired evening and our most successful fundraiser to date. With 670+ guests, the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir, champagne balloon pops and sparkles, our two Expert Judges – Amar Doman and Kate Ross LeBlanc – and 3 incredible pitches by our entrepreneurs, supported by 3 dedicated mentors, we raised over $870,000! 

Dates for the 2020 FWE Gala have not been finalized yet. Please check back soon!




 Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:






Gala Committee


Thank you to our wonderful Gala Committee for all their dedication:


Christina Anthony (Co-Chair) | FWE Founder

Lara Dauphinee (Co-Chair) | Fiore Group

Kristy Brinkley | Redfish Kids

Christina Brown | Committee Member

Dave Bustos | Fort Capital Partners

Amy Carruthers | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Jenny DeJong | CountDown Events

Soha Lavin | CountDown Events

Gabrielle Malette | Emerald Health

Jennifer McCarron | Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company

Susannah Pierce | Shell LNG Canada

Andrew Reid | Rival Technologies

Corina Reynolds | Blank Canvas Foundation

Samantha Reynolds | ECHO Storytelling Agency

Nicole Smith | Flytographer