June 18, 2021

Yesterday evening over 132 devices tuned in at 7:00 p.m. to watch From Dark to Light, a Virtual Fashion Show in Support of the Magis Fund, meaning over 300 guests attended this year’s fashion show from the comfort of their own home!

Because of you - our viewers, sponsors, and community members; over $40,000 was raised in support of the Magis Fund.

The evening was kicked off with a delightful screenplay written by St. Paul’s own, Dr. Victoria McMahon, and brought to life on screen by our students – viewers laughed at the quirky retake of a Monty Python classic and appreciated the comical journey through the music, art, and culture of the Renaissance.

Viewers were later tantalized by a TikTok fashion show. Student models not only showcased the hottest trends for summer, they DJ’d the show and brought some impressive video editing skills to the table – which became the perfect representation of our student’s bright future ahead juxtaposed against the Renaissance.

James Brennan ’21, then brought it all home by reminding us of our reason for gathering, The Magis Fund, which provides financial assistance to students who cannot otherwise participate in school life fully.

And for the finale, students thanked their parents and teachers for helping them become formed as Men for Others, they reminisced over memories had at St. Paul’s, and most importantly, they shared how they will write their book of life; just as William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet – the first great work of all literature to truly show the human condition.

Since launching yesterday evening, From Dark to Light has been viewed 383 times, with a total of 124 hours of watch-time. Missed the show? You can catch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EVPMFaoHto.

This successful evening could not be done without the very important contribution of the 47+ corporate and individual sponsors who continue to support our community and the Magis Fund.

Thank You to:

Enlightenment Sponsors:

Global Drain Technologies; Jennifer & Hugh Moncrieff; Pinnacle; Pratts Wholesale Food Service; Wellington Altus; Winnipeg Building and Decorating.

Renaissance Sponsors:

Air Unlimited Inc; Allco Electrical; Donna Devins & Doug Barrett; Eurocars; Julie & Ron Paterson; MLT Aikins; The Wave Car Wash; Tom ’76 & Barb Kleysen.

Discovery Sponsors:

Aevi Spa; Ana & Damir Stipanovic; Becky & Tyler Gompf; Cogent Construction & Demolition; Coral & Murray White;  Darlya Christie-Stewart & Scott Stewart; Dental Image Therapy; Gail Halko & Murray Carswell; Harbour Front Wealth Management; Holly Dog Bakery, Jaime Mann & Chris Precourt; Joe '81 & Raffi Fiorentino; Karma Esthetics & Hair Salon; Lindsay & Greg '81 Psooy; NOTT Autocorp.com; Shauna Filuk & Tim Scott; Shippam & Associates; St. Mary’s Academy; Tanya Brothers & Peter Robertson-Stovel, The Food Studio, VanNorman Painting

Silent Auction Sponsors:

Birchwood Lexus; Body Logic; CAA Manitoba; Calabria Market & Fine Wines; Carberry International; Cookie Dough Creations; Corydon Dental; Crusader Shoppe; De Luca's Specialty Food; Econo Wall & Ceiling; Gail Halko; Global Drain Technologies; Hilary Druxman; Holly Dog Bakery; Impressions Painting & Design; Jody's Esthetics; Julie & Ron Paterson; Karma Esthetics & Hair; Katherine Wightman; King's Services; Luxe Furniture; Marni Waggoner & Peter Tessier; Michelle Paterson; Miller Meats; Murray Carswell; Oakley Optical; Pet Valu Taylor; Pronto Pizzeria; Quintessential Concierge & Lifestyle; Sheryl Gilmore Booth; Susan Robson; The Cholakis Family; The Franz Family; The Gompf Family; The Hendry Family; The Hula Hut; The Keg Restaurants; The Thiessen Family; Tressa Main, Director at Beauty Counter; Van Norman Painting; Vittorio Rossi; WSL Sport & Leisure

Sponsors In-Kind:

Broadway Florists; DeLuca’s Specialty Food Store; Panache Management; Strangers Media; The Food Studio

Retail Sponsors:

Aldo; Danali; EPH Apparel; Hudson’s Bay; and The Crusader Shoppe

Thank you to the incredible 20+ women on The Fashion Show Committee who worked tirelessly to bring this event to life:

Patty Bielik, Costume & Prop Coordinator; Shannon Bowden, Committee at Large; Tanya Brothers, Panache Management Coordinator; Amanda Camara, Director of Marketing, St. Paul’s High School; Daryla Christie-Stewart, Committee at Large; Vera Cholakis, Committee at Large; Krystin De Luca, Committee Chair; Brandy Ellerbrock, Student Model Coordinator; Shauna Filuk, Committee at Large; Kathryn Gompf, Sponsor Entitlement Coordinator; Gail Halko, Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Gillian Hauser, Committee at Large; Nancy Hendry, Committee at Large; Darla Hooker, Director of Advancement, St. Paul’s High School; Michelle Martin, Committee at Large; Julie Paterson, Committee at Large; Angie Stabene-Franz, Committee at Large; Marsha Stern, Committee at Large; Ana Stipanovic, Retail Sponsor Coordinator; Jen Thiessen, Silent Auction Coordinator; Juanita Van Norman, Committee at Large

Thank you to the 40+ students and teachers who contributed to this event:


Bruce Barrientos; Myles Cesario; Antonio Fiorino; Anthony Martin; Jack Petrie; Paulo Borges; Oliver Capko S.J.; Jerrick Cruz; Tyler Kelsch ’06


Evan Adair; Marcus Bazan; Declan Bowden; Alexander Cholakis; Khahil Coward; Ben Ellerbrock; Harry Engel; Juan Pablo Garcia Recio; Skyler Griffith; Evan Myers; Kai Paterson; Logan Robertson-Stovel; Nathan Stewart; Peter Thiessen; Lucas Van Norman


Ben Brigg; Myles Cesario; Raj Dhillon; Basem El-Matary; Jack Filuk-Scott; Hughie Hooker; Paul Houston; Noah Koskie; Liam MacDonald; Sam Mollot; Charlie Rosenberg


James Brennan (Magis Fund Speech); Matthew Kaul (Emcee); Paul Lee (Prayer)


Marcello Audino; Ray Hu; Navmeet Maklar; Nicholas Pereira; Kevin Tachie