The Edmonton Comedy Festival is over for another year. The 2014 edition ran October 15 – 18, with multiple shows at a variety of venues, featuring some tremendous talent. More than 3,400 people attended this year, up 20 per cent from last year's festival.
ATB Financial was proud to be the presenting sponsor once again, and although we love to laugh, there was a serious aspect to the event too.
We are pleased to announce that a cheque for $5,000 is being written to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Month. The money comes from ticket sales for the Dynamite Dames Gala which took place at the ATB Financial Arts Barns on the opening night of the festival. ATB topped the ticket cash up with a matching donation.
Hosted by Vancouver’s Erica Sigurdson, the show featured Maryellen Hooper, Kristeen von Hagen, and Karen O’Keefe. With an all female audience, no topic was off limits. The women in attendance that night are likely still finding it tough to keep a straight face when they consider wearing a pair of Spanx, or when their husbands try to get handy around the house.
With word of this sizeable donation, they can feel even better about being a part of that evening of great laughs.