Rundown: Launch Party - Sept. 25, 2013

Missed out on our Launch Party last week? Well, not to worry!

Our Launch Party was a huge success as girls gathered at the Halpern Centre to know more about our membership, programs, opportunities and upcoming events. Some got their hair and makeup done by Blanche McDonald, while others had fun outside at the slow-motion video booth - our very first by Butter Studios.

We also celebrated our fifth birthday with cake and heard speeches from our current President and Vice President, Rosa and Michaela, as well as former president Nicole Braam and a note from YWiB SFU founder, Stephanie Wong.

Here are some photos of how the evening went:

Did you participate in the slo-mo video booth? You may be in this promo video by Butter Studios..

{Launch Party} Who is Miss YWiB?

Last week, we kicked off the year in style with our annual Launch Party. After winning “Event of the Year” at the BASS Awards last year with Launch Party 2012, we knew it was going to be tough to raise the bar.

With help from our amazing sponsors at Butter Media, Lavish Design, Browns Brentwood and Blanche Macdonald, however, we pulled it off. Over 150 guests enjoyed makeovers from Blanche, tae kwon do lessons from Kees Taekwondo, and manicures from some of our very talented friends. Photos from Butter's photo booth can be found here. Our guests also enjoyed learning some DIY beauty tips, including a sugar honey scrub and banana face mask. Recipes can be found at the bottom of this post!

Launch Party wasn’t all fun and games, though. Upon arriving, the ladies were charged with the task of learning as much about YWiB SFU as possible in order to answer the question, “Who is Miss YWiB?” Throughout the night, we asked our guests to add their major and/or concentration to a large map. By the end of the night, we finally had our answer. YWiB girls are more than just business students. YWiB recognizes that every woman is in the business of building her career, whether she is a science major or an arts student. After adding their names to our map, guests received their swag bag full of goodies generously donated by Unilever Canada.

The executive team would like to thank everyone who attended Launch Party. Your energy and passion for YWiB SFU is inspiring, and we can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you this year. We are also so grateful for all the support from our amazing sponsors, whom without Launch Party would not have been possible.

Membership applications are now closed, however we are still accepting applications for participants for Project GIVE. Applications are due Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 pm.

Our photos from Launch Party can be found here. Below are the recipes used at our DIY Beauty table, enjoy!


Banana Mask Avocado Mask Sugar Honey Scrub
Banana – 1 slice Honey – ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice – 1-2 drops Avocado – 1 teaspoon Honey – ½ teaspoon Sugar – ½ teaspoon Honey – ½ teaspoon Olive Oil – 1-2 drops Vaseline – less than ½ a teaspoon
What is this good for?

  • Banana helps nourish skin
  • Honey absorbs and retains moisture
  • Lemon juice exfoliates the skin, reducing the appearance of scars and acne
  • This mask is particularly good for oily skin


What is this good for?

  • Avocados and honey are particularly moisturising
  • This mask is particularly great for dry skin


What is this good for?

  • Honey is known for its antibacterial and moisturizing properties
  • Sugar can be used as an exfoliator
  • Good for exfoliation and application wherever needed, best for the lips