EXCLUSIVE, Kate Linder Hosts Second Alaska Airlines Presents OpportuniTeas With Kate Linder & Friends High Tea In Calgary, Highlight Hollywood News


“The Young and the Restless” fans have an opportunity  to meet your favorite stars at a Charity Appearance Hosted by “Y&R” icon Kate Linder (Esther Valentine of “The Young and the Restless”) benefiting March of Dimes Canada.  Last year’s Tea event raised an amazing $75,000.00 for this charity.

A Kate Linder poses with March of Dimes staff the day before the tea

(BELOW: Courtesy March Of Dimes Canada Staff)

Each year this is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events in Canada, but fans come from all over to have an opportunity to meet their faves.  Who can you expect at this year’s event?  KATE LINDER, CHRISTIAN LEBLANC (Michael Baldwin), MISHAEL MORGAN (Hilary Curtis Winters) and SCOTT ELROD (Joe Clark) from the show, and  the “Y&R” Emmy Award-winning hair & makeup team of department head PATTI DENNEY and hair expert GEORGE GUZMAN, plus  The News Hour Calgary/Global Calgary Anchor, LINDA OLSEN.

(ALL BELOW PHOTOS ARE COURTESY:  Scott Grondin Photography)

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This year the event is held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, Tea from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by autograph session. The event will be held at The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB.




Alaska Airlines presents Afternoon Tea with Kate Linder and her “Young and Restless” friends benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education® (CE) program for children and adults with neuro- motor disabilities. Ms. Linder is the ambassador of CE. This event has been held three times in Toronto, ON in support of March of Dimes Canada. This is the second year it has been hosted in Calgary.





On April 19, 2015, join the “Young and Restless” stars Kate Linder, Christian LeBlanc, Mishael Morgan and Scott Elrod for High Tea at The Westin Calgary from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by  autographs with the cast of the #1 rated soap opera in the US & Canada. Linda Olsen will emcee the event which includes a question and answer session,  raffle, live auction, gift bag plus an exclusive “Y&R” merchandise store. Patti Denney and George Guzman will auction off an on-the-spot makeover for a lucky winner. The presenting sponsor is Alaska Airlines, media sponsor Global Calgary, gift sponsors Jergens, Warner Marketing and John Frieda, photo booth sponsor Salma Jaffer Law, hospitality sponsor Modern Steak, transportation sponsor Ambassador Limousines, audio-video sponsor PSAV, hotel sponsor The Westin Calgary, and print sponsor the Calgary Sun.



The cost is nominal, and plus it goes to charity.  VIP Circle of Friends – $200 (includes private cast reception prior to event); Preferred Seating – $125; Regular – $100 – can be purchased online at www.marchofdimes.ca/tea   



OpportuniTEAsMarch of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities,their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada.  For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca/events  or call 1-800-263-3463.





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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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