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Grit, Glamour & Goals to host Mellisa Hollingsworth in Red Deer for the ‘MNP Live Lookbook & Gala’

June 22nd, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Cassie Hausauer, G3 Events

Grit, Glamour & Goals to host Mellisa Hollingsworth in Red Deer for the ‘MNP Live Lookbook & Gala’

RED DEER, Alberta — Grit, Glamour & Goals – MNP Live Lookbook & Gala is bringing Motivational Guest Speaker Mellisa Hollingsworth to Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta on September 8th, 2018. Hollingsworth is accompanied by ten of the top boutiques in Alberta for a fashion show, and the Calgary Dueling Pianos.

“This whole event was built on the idea of bringing together women of the rural community and supporting all the small business that our western community hosts.” said Rayel Daines. “With enough support we will be able to successfully support mental health initiatives by donating a portion of the silent auction proceeds to Healing Hooves Equine therapy program.” Daines added.

The hosts of this event are thrilled to announce that Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) is the title sponsor of this event for 2018.

Mellisa Hollingsworth is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, Canadian Champion and Overall World Cup Champion. She is one of Canada’s most decorated Skeleton Athletes, and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the sport of Skeleton. If you view her website you will see she has a lengthy list of career highlights including a Bronze medal at the 2005-06 Olympic Winter Games, Torino. Hollingsworth is also a barrel racer and a CBC Sports commentator who covers the barrel racing during The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth, The Calgary Stampede and most recently partnered with former Canadian Finals Rodeo Champion, Nancy Csabay and competed on The Amazing Race Canada, which is set to air on July 3rd.

After taking a year hiatus, Grit, Glamour & Goals plans on being an annual event, with hopes of expanding in the years to come.

“We would love to see this event grow each year moving forward and I think we have created a really special event, especially with bringing in an Olympic athlete as our guest speaker this year, and the addition of the dueling pianos.” said Emily Leggette, the newest member of the Grit, Glamour & Goals team. Leggette was a huge help in the 2016 event, which featured paraplegic barrel racer, Amberley Snyder.

Ten Top Retail Shops from Alberta have confirmed spots at this event. They include: Prairie Willow Co., Bold & Brassy, Dirt Road Pretty, Renegade Ranchgirls, Twisted Label, Cody & Sioux, Ulla-La Boutique, Winslow Rowe, Wildrose Retro, Brax & Charlie & BadHoss Silver, all bringing their best lines, and offer deals you won’t see anywhere else. If you’re looking for the perfect outfit for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, look no further, or get your Christmas shopping done all in one night!

This year Grit, Glamour & Goals has partnered with Westerner Park for the $1,000 scholarship. To apply you must:

-Be a female enrolled in post secondary full time for the 2018/2019 school year (diploma or degree).
-Provide a 3-5 minutes video of yourself explaining your experience in the agricultural and/or western community; how do you plan to contribute to the future of the community?
-Also include a brief summary of how this scholarship would assist you in the costs associated with your education.
-Essay Applications can be sent to, Subject- Scholarship Application.
-Application deadline is September 1st, 2018 at midnight

This event will be a semi-formal event. Doors open at 3:00pm for shopping, dinner to be served at 6:00pm, guest speaker to go on at 7:00pm, fashion show at 8:00pm, and the Calgary Dueling Pianos to close out the evening beginning at 8:45pm. (tentative schedule, see website for full schedule)

Tickets are $65 (plus applicable service charges) which include entry to the event, dinner, and complimentary table wine. There will be a cash bar available. Tables seat 8 and only 350 tickets will be sold.

You can purchase tickets via Tickets Alberta at, or visit the G3 website here for details.

About G3 Events:

Grit, Glamour & Goals; G3 Events was created in the spring of 2016 with the goal in mind to create events which celebrates the modern western woman, to bring people together to encourage, celebrate and support one another, and for a night of fun and motivation. Their second event takes place on September 8th, in Red Deer, AB featuring Mellisa Hollingsworth. G3 has also created the Grit, Glamour & Goals Scholarship. For more, visit G3 Events on Facebook or Instagram.

About Mellisa Hollingsworth:

Mellisa Hollingsworth is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and multiple time World Cup Champion in the sport of Skeleton. She is also a Real Estate Agent, Barrel Racer, CBC Sports Commentator, and most recently a Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off Contestant. For more information, please visit

About Meyers Norris Penny:

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

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