October 16th, 2015


Paint the City Pink Gala 2015



Jonni’s Styling Studio would like to thank the community of Kamloops for your support in making the third year of Paint the City Pink the biggest success yet!


For the past three Years Jonni’s Styling Studio has been running a fundraiser in the month of October for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in support of our local Breast Cancer Clinic. Paint the city Pink started out as a small downtown fundraiser. Jonni Yeomans, owner of Jonni’s Styling Studio has been giving Kamloopsians temporary pink streaks, hair extensions and feathers all for donation to the Inland Hospital Cancer clinic.

This year we went bigger and in a totally new direction! Paint the City Pink became a black tie gala with a beer and wine tasting, cocktails, live performances, a fashion show, and a live auction! With the support of over 50 businesses the first Annual Gala was held on October 16th 2015 at the Kamloops Doubletree by Hilton Hotel!


Thank you to Event Manager Tyson Andrykew, General Manager Joey Beltrano, and the entire Doubletree staff for hosting the first annual event! A huge thank you also to our friends at CFJCTV midday show, 97.5 The River, 98.3 CIFM, B-100 and Kamloops This Week for the immense support in advertising and spreading the word.

Thanks to this support over 100 Tickets were sold for the evening

Let’s break down the evening shall we…

Gala Itinerary

The guests were greeted at the door of the Doubletree by  by a talented fire dancer Daryl Black. Guests were then escorted in on our Red Carpet by uniformed Fire Fighters! Guests were also greeted with a complimentary sampling of SageWood Winery’s Emmarie Rose Paint the City Pink Wine which they labeled for and showcased at Paint the City Pink.

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Guested entered the ballroom to a beer tasting from local B.C. Breweries; Bowen Island Brewery, Whistler Brewing Co., Three Rangers Brewery from the Kamloops Red Beard Café. Wine Tasting was also provided by SageWood Winery and Privato Vineyard & Winery. Thank you to our dear winery and brewery friends all for the generous support in providing the delicious beverages for this event!

This was followed by a delicious spread of appetizers created exclusively for Paint the City Pink with the pink colour theme in mind by Chef Ken of Kamloops Doubletree by Hilton. While guest ate and drank they had the pleasure of a live musical performance by the talented Madison Olds!

After the guests were satisfied with goodies the show began! The night was MC’ed by the hilarious radio personalities we know and love: Tara Holmes and Henry Small!

Margit Sky Band Project provided live, on stage entertainment throughout the whole Fashion Show with the models working around her talents! Thanks Margit and Rod for the amazing performance!


Meanwhile the fashion show featured 12 female models dressed by:

- Arwen’s Apparel

Featuring their Mongolian collection and Poetry in motion collection.

- Castle & Cottages

Featured their trendy Clothing, Accessories and Bags!

- The Big Boot Inn

Featured their stunning shoes with all the stores outfits -

-The Look Boutique

Featured their cozy winter collection

- Prima Bridal

Featured Stunning cocktail dresses Accessorized by Castles and Cottages hats and accessories.


And Six Handsome Male models outfitted by:


- Oronge Board Shop

Featuring both beach and ski wear

- Le Chateau

Featuring their edgy winter collection

- Moores Clothing for Men and Tuxedo Rentals 

Featuring tuxedo looks for any occasion by Vera Wang, Calvin Klein and Joseph Abboud


The entirety of the show was styled by Jonni’s Styling Studio with Makeup Artistry by Kristin Smith Makeup and featuring Body art by “Facepaint by Denise”.

A huge thank you to all of these incredible businesses for the immense amount of support, time and effort you put into the fantastic fashions featured! We could not have done it without you!

During the intermission Jonni’s Styling Studio and team did an onstage makeover demo on Tasha Baziuk before her stunning sword dance performance! Guests also got to see more of Daryl Black on stage with her amazing LED dance hops and a performance by Kamloops Salsa Dancers. Thank you to our talented entertainers for wowing our guest with your stunning performances!

The Fashion Show was followed by the Live Auction everyone had been waiting for! With $10,000 worth of generously donated auction items up for bid the crowd had a blast thanks to Auctioneer Jim Marsh. A huge thank you to the incredible sponsors who generously donated these items to our cause and to the generous members of the community who purchased these auction items!


Items up for auction included:

  • Two nights stay in a Jacuzzi Suite, at the Sun Peaks Lodge
  • A beautiful basket of household items from Castles and Cottages
  • $1500 landscaping package by Lyons Landscaping
  • featuring F.D.Ranch-Topsoil And Lafarge -Rock Cement
  • A full Arwen’s Apparel outfit from the Fashion Show
  • Two Nights accommodations at the Sun Peaks Hearthstone Lodge
  • A 7-day Jubilee RV rental
  • Jonni’s Styling Studio makeover and photoshoot package
  • A Catered 10-person dinner with Ken from the Doubletree by Hilton
  • Tickets to Western Canada Theater Company show
  • One Night Stay in a Deluxe Balcony Guest Room Sun Peaks Grand
  • One night at the Sandman Inn
  • A Limited Edition Schwinn Women’s Breast Cancer Bike from the community of Clinton
  • A Box of Sage Wood Winery’s Wine
  • Two Free Tuxedo Rentals from Moores Clothing
  • The Kamloops Firemen even Auctioned off one of their own men!

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for your incredibleand generous support! Because of you we were able to make this year the most successful year yet!

show sponsors

That evening We all, as a community raised $7,000.00 for out RIH Foundation, (helping the women of our region with the battle of breast cancer) Allowing us to donate a sum of $11,700.00 for the past 2 years of “Paint the City Pink!”

A huge thank you to each and every one of you who helped our cause, our generous sponsors, our honoured guested, beautiful models, inspiring performers, incredible’ stylising team, featured businesses, Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority volunteers and talented hosts. A special thanks to Heidi Coleman of the RIH foundation for the incredible work your organization does, we are proud to support your cause!


Check out all our photos and your Red Carpet shots here!


We are thrilled for Paint the City Pink 2016 and hope to make it an even bigger success. If you are interested in Supporting our 2016 event, please send an email to We appreciate any and all donations or sponsorships. Keep your eye out for Tickets sales coming this Summer!

Thank you Kamloops!



We are very excited to announce Kamloop’s first annual Paint the City Pink Gala event for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Floor.

Tickets go one sale in SEPTEMBER!

Come and join us for our couple’s night out. It is going to be the even of the year! There will be a red carpet, photos, local wine and beer tasting, live performances, appetizers, a live auction, and a high-end fashion show.

Some of the Auction items include:
-Two nights stay in a Jacuzzi Suite, at the Sun Peaks Lodge
- A landscaping package by Lyons Landscaping
- A Catered 10 person dinner with Ken from the Double Tree by Hilton
- A 7 day Jubilee RV rental
- Jonni’s Styling Studio makeover and photo shoot package
- A full outfit from Arwen’s Apparel
- Tickets to Western Canada Theater Company show
-One night Stay in a Deluxe Balcony Guest Room Sun Peaks Grand
- A beautiful basket of household items from Castles and Cottages

Wine and Brewery tasting featuring:
- Sagewood Winery
- Whistler Brewery Co.
- Red Beard
- Privato Vineyard & Winery

Fashion Show featuring:
- The Look Boutique
- Arwen’s Apparel
- Castle & Cottages
- The Big Boot Inn
- Prima Bridal
- Oronge
- Le Chateau
- Moores

Performances by:
RIH’s “Dancing with The Stars” winners
Margit Sky Band

The gorgeous stage that you will be seeing the models walking down, will be sponsored by Ajax Mine.

Thank you so much everyone for your help in making this event possible!



Paint the City Pink Event a Huge Success 2014

We’re excited to say that throughout the month of October, the team at Jonni’s has collectively raised a total of $3,060 during our Paint the City Pink fundraiser for Breast cancer- bringing our grand total to $7260 raised within the last 3 years.

On November 5th, the team, including owner and master stylist Jonni, Administrative assistants Kayla and Candace, and junior stylists Sydney and Abra, presented the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation with the total monies collected, which will be concentrated on a new Breast Health Centre for Kamloops and the surrounding communities. This Breast Health Centre will work towards providing more efficient care and research for those touched by breast cancer.

Jonni’s would like to extend a huge thank you to Paul Mitchell International for generously donating the Ink and additional product that helped to make this campaign so successful. The team would also like to thank the staff of the City of Kamloops, both Kamloops YMCA locations, the RIH Foundation, and the countless number of participants who supported and donated to the cause

The team at Jonni’s are so grateful for all of your support, and look forward to a future without Breast Cancer!

For more information contact:
Jonni Yeomans
Owner, Jonni’s Styling Studio