As the ladies were dining we presented them with the next phase of their evening (we NEVER tell our staff what our plans are for the evening in advance of the party!! NEVER! It's always a huge surprise!)
Luckily, the walk from the restaurant to the theatre was very short, cause look at these girls holding each other up.....
Ok that was a joke, it was very very icy, and you can't tell, but they are all wearing very cute, but not practical SK winter boots!
Now for those of you who don't know, Rory Allen is kind of a big deal here in Saskatchewan. He's an amazing Elvis impersonator, and a fun entertainer. I personally had never been to one of his shows, but i have to say, at first I kinda thought....oh geez....maybe this is a bit lame for our xmas party....but HOLY CRAP was i wrong!! It was a fantastic show and I would highly recommend if you ever have the chance to go and see him! He's a great singer and puts on a great show!
Soon he was out and wandering among the seats!! He was singing to Rebecca and Jo which was hilarious!!
And yes, that guy standing behind him, is his bodyguard. Not kidding! At first I thought it was a joke, but then he explained to the audience that he had to implement that after a show where women where acting like he really was Elvis and coming on stage and clawing at him and generally acting quite bizarre in my opinion! Obviously those ladies don't get out much!
We had a quick glass of wine, bathroom break and visits during intermission. Finally managed to get all of the girls in one spot for a photo!!
Front row from left to right:
Charlene - who keeps our books and does all that governmenty stuff for us!
Jeri - Our youngest staff member at 19 who could quilt circles around any of us!!
Jo - This one keeps the store running!!!
Flo - She teaches every class we hold!! You should see the groupies she has!!
Back row from left to right:
Yvonne - Jo's right hand!
Edna - Jeanne's Mom and pattern folder extroirdinare! Does way too much for us for nothing but wine!
Colleen - You may not see her here a lot - but she does all the planning for our Crescent Park Show!!
Rebecca - our UK import! The newest member of our staff!! Has fit in with us amazingly!!
Janice - our weekend girl! Soon to be starting a new phase in her life and we'll be saying good by!
Not wanting the evening to end, we made the quick walk back to the shop for a round of gift openings!
Jeanne and I bought some great gifts and each lady was able to choose a gift from under the tree, or was able to steal an already opened gift!
And lest you think...why would these ladies plan something for a Tuesday evening then make those poor girls come in the next day?? We gave each of those ladies the day off today.
Wanna know who is working today??
Yep. Us. Oh alright, and young Rebecca! Maybe we'll all take turns napping in the back room this afternoon!!