Children’s Wish Foundation Edmonton Gala
Thursday night at the Chateau Lacombe was the Children’s Wish Foundation’s 3rd annual gala. Lindsay Kramer’s sister, Alexandra asked me to be a “celebrity waiter”. Okay, so I think there might have been three people who knew me, so that’s a form of celebrity-dom, right?
So what to wear? I left this to the last minute, as usual, and didn’t really want to wear a dress, but there was nothing much for me in storage at Firefly, and I left it too late to call in a favour from Patsy at the Citadel. Theatre Garage it is. Thank you Tessa for the fairy costume to go along with the “Once Upon a Time” theme. Well, add in a plunger and some work boots and I’m a fairy god plumber. Takes the edge off. “I’ll grant you any wish, kid, as long as it’s to clean out your toilet”.
It was a really fun night. Asking people for money and in return, so something for them. Pose for pictures, kiss the guy over there, tuck in some napkins, check silent auction bids, do a strip-tease (which I was paid to actually stop, so that’s good).
Generally people are there and know what they are there for. Not everyone knows how to have a good time, I guess, so it takes a lot of booze to get them going. And then there is the usual breed of fat businessmen who are of the same, predictable shitty breed as my former brother in law. No regard for anyone, and treat people appallingly. In fact, no breeding or class, just rude. But they have big wallets, and it’s for the kids. But how did this breed of asshole come into existence?
But let’s be positive.
There were some very good sports, who donated ridiculous sums of money to make a wish come true for a kid who is facing a serious, life-threatening illness. Not all kids can have a wish come true, but some really can. Disneyland was made for this, and so are hockey players. And Hawaii.
But I highly recommend signing up for this event, and I would do it again. It’s, in fact, the least I can do. Perhaps I can do better in the future, but for now, the Fairy God Plumber is keeping kids’ toilets flushing good.