A Midsummer Night's Dream - Athena Leadership's inaugural fundraising event benefiting the Leader of Tomorrow Fund. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Athena Leadership's inaugural fundraising event benefiting the Leader of Tomorrow Fund. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream A Huge Success

Athena Leadership’s annual fundraising event — A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a huge success in its first year, bringing together Winnipeg’s young professionals to experience a unique evening of Shakespearian inspiration in Manitoba Hydro Place, which was transformed into a midsummer night’s garden party with live entertainment, luxury Mercedes Benz exhibits, a high-value auction, a 25 foot flower wall selfie station, signature cocktails, gourmet desserts, and more. 

With the support of presenting sponsors Hendrick’s Gin and Mercedes Benz Winnipeg, the July 2014 fundraiser generated over $11,000 in support of the Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund. Ambitious goals were set for A Midsummer Night's Dream, and it surpassed all expectation thanks to the support of outstanding first year sponsors, a talented and dedicated committee, and attendance from over 400 enthusiastic midsummer guests. For the full media release, click here

All proceeds from the event benefit the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund, established in 2013 to support young Manitoban women exhibiting high potential and financial need who want to further their education.

- Kayla Dickin, Event Chair

 Midsummer Night's Dream 2014 Event Committee:

Event Chair: Kayla Dickin

Décor: Sharenda Wiebe & Ashley Monette

Corporate Sponsorship: Lindy Norris & Lana Bakun

Entertainment: Erin Bartlett & Dana Chappellaz

Marketing: Yelena Maleyev & Deanna Fair

Volunteer Recruitment: Laura Wittig

2014 Committee (L to R): Lana Bakun, Erin Bartlett, Ashley Monette, Sharenda Wiebe, Lindy Norris, Kayla Dickin, Yelena Maleyev, Dana Chappellaz, Laura Wittig. Absent: Deanna Fair. 

2014 Committee (L to R): Lana Bakun, Erin Bartlett, Ashley Monette, Sharenda Wiebe, Lindy Norris, Kayla Dickin, Yelena Maleyev, Dana Chappellaz, Laura Wittig. Absent: Deanna Fair. 

PHOTOS BY STUDIO ML (MARTIN LUSSIER)