In support of the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life in Bright, Ontario is inviting you to attend Wreck the Dress on September 10, 2022, a unique fundraiser that aims to change the lives of women and their children coming out of the shelters with an opportunity to get free grants to put towards schooling. Participants, all wearing their unwanted wedding or special occasion gowns, will enjoy a taste of farm life, complete with goats, alpacas and various farm animals. The mud, straw, animal-safe condiments and mayhem will be captured by photographers as a memorable keepsake of the day. Tickets are $200 per person and net proceeds will raise funds for a new program called the Moving Forward Scholarship Fund. Women (and women-identifying, non-gendered, and/or gendered allies) can participate wearing a gown. You must be 18+ to participate. Additional tickets for spectators are available for $15/each. Please note, spectators will have no access or interaction with animals. Tickets are limited so buy your tickets today at https://wreckthedress.ca. In addition to the Wreck the Dress activities, the event will have entertainment, a vendor marketplace and food trucks. More details will be announced in the coming weeks on all the inclusions, fun and excitement. Wreck the dress events (also known as “trash the dress”) are growing in popularity as post-wedding (or post-divorce) photo shoots to artistically photograph the “destruction” of your wedding gown in interesting ways. “Trashing a gown can be a powerful symbol of moving past a tragic, emotional past with laughter, joy, and new friendships,” said Cheryl Haskett, Founder, Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life and Udderly Ridiculous, an ice cream made from goat’s milk. Haskett recently opened up about her own personal story of intimate partner violence on an episode of She Is Your Neighbour, a project that aims to explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence by sharing stories from people from all walks of life. Wreck the Dress 2022 will raise funds to launch a new pilot program that will enable women and their children coming out of the shelters an opportunity to get free grants to put towards schooling. “Women can be powerful agents of change and productive members of the community when given the tools and support to grow past trauma,” added Haskett. “Providing an outlet for women who want to move past surviving to thriving is something I feel passionate about.”

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit, https://wreckthedress.ca.

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