Cue the models! SFDF Pose is just around the corner and to kick off this amazing event we’ve combined the best of arts, fashion, entertainment and SWAG to ensure you’ve got (not just a night,) but a weekend to remember.
This Saturday, at our infamous SFDF mixer, you’ll be showered in SWAG and treated to the loungey vibes by our own resident SFDF DJ - the Gaff. Starting at 8 pm this Saturday June 4, you won't want to miss this “for those who know” event. Located in the beautifully renovated Metric Design Centre in Saskatoon, Metric’s new headquarters boast simple elegance and epitomize all the “feels” of SFDF POSE. Dakota Dunes Community Development Corp has you covered on the food front and Lucky Bastard’s got their own brand of cool slinging drinks at the bar! If that isn’t enough, the first 100 arrivals will receive our exclusive SWAG bags proudly sponsored by Fresh Living, with all items handpicked and created by our SFDF board.
This year’s SWAG bags are brimming with gift certificates, products and passes! Want to know what you might be scoring if you’re one of our lucky first 100 through the door? Read below to find out about all our amazing sponsors and items!
PAINT NITE GIFT CERTIFICATES
In 50 of our exclusive SWAG bags you’ll find a free entry to any Paint Nite event in Saskatoon! Paint Nite is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. With thousands of social painting events every month at 2,500+ local bars around the globe, there’s always an event in your neighborhood. It's okay if you've never painted anything but your walls - see how these Paint Nite guests unleash their creative spirit. Grab your friends and make tonight a Paint Nite.
MONSTER ENERGY DRINKS
In all SWAG bags we’ve included something to help get you amped for SFDF POSE! Tear into a can of the meanest energy supplement on the planet, MONSTER energy. MONSTER went down to the lab and cooked up a double shot of its killer energy brew. It´s a wicked mega hit that delivers twice the buzz of a regular energy drink. MONSTER packs a vicious punch but has a smooth flavor you can really pound down, while still maintaining your official SFDF Pose.
In 50 of our coveted swag bags you’re going to find a pass to get yourself a strike at any of the Hunter’s bowling locations! At either the Eastview or Fairhaven location, you’ll be sure to find fully stocked bars, gastropub inspired cuisine, glow in the dark bowling and an amazing staff! Make your reservations today and start working on your gutter balls at a Hunter’s Bowling location!
ANDREW PELLER WINES
Synonymous with class, taste and Canadian tradition - Andrew Peller wines can be found behind the bars of most restaurants in the city and monopolizing the shelfs of many liquor stores. This year in every swag bag Andrew Peller has donated a limited edition quilted tea towel! Also in 50 of our SWAG bags you will also find a limited edition Skinny Back or a Peller Estates magnetic wipe board! Perfect for carrying your wine home, both of these limited edition items will enhance your creative spirit regardless of where your road takes you!
YUK YUK’S COMEDY CLUB
This year we wanted to give you the gift of laughter with Saskatoon’s infamous Comedy Club! This year every SWAG bag will be receiving one complimentary admission to Yuk Yuk’s! Enjoy a rotating roster of touring Comedians and settle in for dinner and a show! With a solid menu to choose from and a plentiful cocktail menu, you can be sure to enjoy your Friday night out! Whether it’s a boys night out, stagette, fundraiser or date night, Yuk Yuk’s provides the ultimate atmosphere for fun and excitement right in the heart of downtown Saskatoon!
PARK TOWN HOTEL
The Park Town Hotel understands the finer things in life and is here to help you get to your location perfectly prepared and perfectly dressed for SFDF POSE! The Park Town Hotel is providing 50 special order garment bags to help make sure your favourite outfit is free from the wear and tear of your daily grind! Featuring a fashionable double handle format and business card insert, your favourite pieces are sure to survive the dusty Saskatoon summer.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is committed to making the lives of those in our community just a little sweeter. They are the World's Premier Retail Chocolatier and they will be donating a premium chocolate in each SWAG bag this season! This perfectly simple square delivers just the right amount of cocoa, caffeine and pleasure to your palette… perfect for that quick pick me up as you’re enjoying all of the SFDF POSE events!
As one of Saskatoon’s most elusive boutique designers, Karen Robson of KR Jewelry personally created wine charms for a few lucky SFDF SWAG bag recipients. Sold at just a few choice locations around the city, KR Jewelry is sure to dress up the glass of even the most pretentious wines at our infamous SFDF mixer.
Always at the forefront of fashion, London Drugs is your one stop shop for every day casual beauty to Haute Couture makeup. Featuring amazing products from around the world, London Drugs’ team of beauty professionals can always be counted on for consultations, make overs, or cosmetic styling for your big event! This year London Drugs has provided different samples guaranteed to make your beauty regime effortless. With a different sample in every bag, who knows what you’ll be adding to your beauty regime for SFDF POSE!
As a night club in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, Rain Nightclub’s tropical vibe will take you away from your everyday world! This year all SFDF SWAG bags will be featuring a complimentary admission to their non-stop musical venue! Featuring a live DJ, fishbowls and tons of in-house themed events and contests, you can be sure to find yourself in the midst of one of Saskatoon’s biggest parties! Ideal for mixing and mingling, Rain Nightclub is perfect for a night on the town or simply hanging with your team as you partake in their famed wing night.
One of the beacons of 8th Street, Moxie’s is your upscale dining establishment based in a casual cool environment. This year 100 lucky SWAG bag recipients will be receiving a $25 gift card to help start any night right! With signature drinks and innovative appetizers this gift card is sure to make your pre-SFDF mixer a hit!
EARLY’S FARM AND GARDEN SEEDS
A Saskatoon staple, there are many factors that have contributed to Early’s successful 100+ year survival. Perseverance, dedication, commitment, foresight, entrepreneurship and just plain hard work may have brought the company to where it is today. However, the main factor contributing to the company’s longevity is people; people in the work place and people in the community. Due to their dedication to the people and the community every SWAG bag will come with your own package of ready-to-plant Early’s seeds!
THE BUS STOP
Saskatoon’s iconic “Big Red Bus,” will be supplying all of the SFDF party goers with Bus Bucks! Tame your inner child with some tiger-tiger or indulge in a simple vanilla! This amazing inclusion is sure to keep you cool as you walk down to SFDF Pose this Sunday!
VISIONS SALON AND SPA
Visions Salon and Spa is family owned and operated by the creators of Surface Hair Care. Continued education from professionals all over North America, their work is regularly published in numerous magazines. Most importantly, they’re known for their warm and super friendly atmosphere. Visions clients love their award winning organic hair and skin care products: Surface Hair and Eminence Skin Care. Their products are sure to make you and your hair look fab, on or off the SFDF POSE runway.
THE HUDON’S BAY COMPANY
Did you know that scent is one of things most linked to memory? The Hudson’s Bay wanted to make sure SFDF was memorable for all of its SWAG bag recipients by providing a complimentary perfume/fragrance sample in every bag. Essentially starting Canada’s fashion industry back in the days of trading fur, the Hudson’s Bay Company has become a paradigm of fashion sales both in Canada and internationally.
ARBONNE - Nicole Olthuis
You’ve heard of the brand and now is your chance to give it a try! What a kickstarter to SFDF! When you start to feel the afternoon sleepies this Sunday at SFDF POSE, just stir in a fizz stick to create a refreshing bubbly drink when you start to feel tired to temporarily help promote alertness and enhance cognitive performance! Help promote endurance, enhance motor performance and help reduce fatigue! This perfect SFDF pick me up is sure to enhance your entire SFDF POSE experience while bringing your energy to a new level.
Tickets for the SFDF mixer are available in advance at picatic.com, or at the door for a nominal charge of $10.00 with all the proceeds going directly back into SFDF events, you can’t afford to miss this exclusive night of networking and fashion with the who’s who of the industry. The mixer will be located in Metric Design Centre at 285 Venture Crescent. Can't wait to see you!
- Lindsay Coleman
PHOTOS: Jenna Taryn Photography