Willowbrook Shopping Centre closed up shop on Tuesday night, Nov. 19, only to open minutes later to an eager crowd of shoppers looking to do some good while getting a jump on the Christmas rush.
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m, the mall belonged to ticket holders who the had choice of 18 different charities to donate their admission cost to.
Officially called Spread the Sparkle, the fifth annual charity shopping night boasted differing percentages off in each business along with a myriad of prizes.
Guests were treated to complementary sparkling wine by Bellissima Bubbles, a help yourself candy bar, and bite sized quiches by Five Star Catering.
A few bonus businesses to complete the “perfect ladies night out” included floral creations by Bloom Assembly, Tedd Couling’s original drawings, Ess Ell Co’s will calligraphy art, and a live keyboardist performing inside the centre.
Natacha Gomes da Silva, marketing coordinator at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, said the event boils down to charity and will likely happen next November to welcome early-bird shoppers once again.
The charities benefiting form the night are:
Brookswood Secondary Dry Grad 2020
Knights of Columbus – Council 2552
Canadian Cancer Society
Knights of Columbus – St Matthew’s 9534
Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program
Crohn’s & Colitis Canada – Fraser Valley West
Langley School District Foundation
Don Christian Elementary
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
Fairy Godmother Foundation – Langley School District Foundation
Shape Your World Society
Fort Langley Lions
Small Animal Rescue Society of BC
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Special Olympics Langley
Inclusion Langley Society
White Rock Avalon Women’s Centre
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