After her divorce, Margie Trudeau had to find a way to make ends meet for her 4 sports loving children. She picked up a job at a sports bar that had a strict jersey only policy for their waitresses. She soon ran into another problem: How was she going to compete with the 20 year olds at the sports bar, especially with baggy old jerseys that were not very flattering to wear?

Introducing Papi Girl
Papi Girl was born out of Margie’s necessity to make a jersey that fit her tastes. She began cutting and stitching together her collection of old jerseys, and making new designs that complimented her style and body. Her experience at the sports bar took a complete 180 the week that she started wearing her new designs. Everyone was wondering where she got the jerseys and also where they could buy them. This gave Margie the motivation and the inspiration to create really awesome jerseys, made just for the female fan.

Did you know that one out of every 3 sports fans per league are women? Women of today grew up with their teams, attended games with friends, and laughed and cried with victories and defeats; just like their male counterparts. So why should women be subjected to the same male form that every jersey takes?

Papi Girl designs and manufactures fashionable sportswear to fit and compliment a woman’s curves. The signature cuts of the brand, and custom materials create a totally new and sporty look. Unlike other jerseys on the market that are just scaled down men’s versions, Papi Girl’s designs are made specifically for a woman's figure and taste. Each piece can be dressed up or down to compliment any sports enthused setting for the female fan.

About Margie Tradeau, Creator
Apart from being a mother to 4 rowdy kids, Margie is a fitness fanatic, almost to the same degree that she loves sports. She decided to reimagine her life, and change it for the better. She began training for triathlons all while having a deep disdain for running, and now travels all around the country competing and pushing herself to the limit. She also decided to take the leap and begin Papi Girl, to revolutionize fashion in sports.

What is a Papi Girl?
The girl every guy wants to hang out with. She is smart and sexy but knows the game better than the boys. She will draft only the finest fantasy football team, and has no fear screaming at the ref. Her sorority tailgates at every game, and she plans on naming her future children: Archie, Peyton, and Eli.

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The Promotion People - VIFF Red Carpet PartyThe party takes place on Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

Join Brightlight Pictures to celebrate the Vancouver International Film Festival, with entertainment industry VIPs, international actors, directors and producers.  Brightlight is rolling out the red carpet once again at their 13th Annual Red Carpet Party.  In the center of downtown on Robson Street, invited guests will enjoy the amazing food and drink at the award winning CinCin Ristorante.

Brightlight president and producer Shawn Williamson will be hosting.  Regarding the upcoming event, Williamson says, “Once again we are excited to welcome the entertainment industry to celebrate at CinCin with us.  We are especially happy to be working with Michael Doyle and Toptable Group celebrating our 13th year and this event!   It is a wonderful event and a great way celebrate our local talent and to kick off the festival.” 

“Given CinCin’s reputation as the grande dame of Hollywood North’s dining scene, we could not be more thrilled to once again welcome Shawn Williamson and his legendary Brightlight Pictures Opening Red Carpet Party,” stated Michael Doyle, Toptable Group president. “We have a passion for creating extraordinary memories and this is a commonality we have with Shawn and his team,” added restaurant director Richard Luxton. “We are honoured to once again be welcoming them to CinCin Ristorante for the 13th consecutive year.” Guests will be treated to an extraordinary multi-course menu from CinCin’s award-winning executive chef, Andrew Richardson, followed by a selection of handmade petits fours by CinCin pastry chef Lewis Birch.

Media are welcome to attend the Red Carpet Party at CinCin Ristorante to interview & photograph local and international celebrities and industry professionals.

The Promotion People - BrightLight PicturesAbout Brightlight Pictures
Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects.  Brightlight's Chairman, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 100 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001.  Projects include WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton), which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005. Recently, Williamson has worked as a producer on the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe), for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures which recently premiered at TIFF 2013; 50/50 (Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt); and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.  Brightlight has worked with such stars as Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Anne Hathaway, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Cage, among others.

Currently Shawn is producing the FOX television series, WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter, Daniel DiTomasso, M├Ądchen Amick); RUSH (Tom Ellis, Larenz Tate); and the feature film THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey) shooting later this fall.

The Promotion People - CinCinAbout CinCin Ristorante
With acclaimed Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the menu at CinCin represents the clean and plentiful flavours of Italian gastronomy. Each dish is prepared with the freshest, thoughtfully selected ingredients sourced from the regions best suppliers and transformed into a parade of captivating aromas, tastes and textures.

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