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PJ Party in Jasper!

I just got back from another PJ Party hosted at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. What a weekend! If I had to pick just a few words to describe my weekend, I would choose Fantastic, Fun, Super, Food, Drinks and so much more! If you have never been to a PJ Party you are truly missing a great girls' time out. Our hostesses, Helene and her daughter Lisa, who put together these weekends, are amazing and their Parties are becoming legendary around Alberta. The best part about the weekend was meeting so many amazing women of all ages - which is exactly the heart of Poker Chicks 101 - teaching women of all ages the great game of Texas Hold'em.

My crew of Bev Woods and Nikki Graham tagged along with me once again, and we had a few cards up our sleeves ... to teach these girls. We had the pleasure of meeting over 110 of the PJ Partiers in our Poker 101 sessions. Good times, laughter and only a few tears from the bad beats ... oh, and if you don't know what 'bad beats' means, I'm not telling - you'll have to come to a Poker Chicks Party to find out!

This PJ Party even brought out some celebrities, including Morning Show DJ Cheryl Brooks from 104.9 Easy Rock, along with her producter, Karen. I never did find out Karen's last name, but the girl can play poker! The girls from Mom's Magazine were there, too, but they never managed to get out of their hot yellow robes and PJs ... I wonder if they go to work that way? The Edmonton Sun was there as well. The Sun runs those poker tournaments in town and I think that girl Anne was a shill, which of course means ... Ooops, I can't tell - you'll have to come to a Poker Chicks Party to learn all the lingo! We also had many girls from St. Albert, Alberta - that's where all the money is ... or maybe Grande Prairie, since we had a large group from there as well. One girl - you know who you are - was having so much fun that she tried to bribe Nikki, Bev and myself for a late night game of Poker. Sorry, I can't tell you what the outcome was - what happens in Jasper, stays in Jasper!

Finally all good things must come to an end. This PJ Party weekend was a smash hit, and we send our thanks to our hostesses Helene and Lisa for including us in the festivities - we can't wait for the October PJ Party! Sign up now, girls, because it sells out extremely fast. We offer more information about the PJ Party on our All in Chicks page and would love to see you at the next event. Bring your best Poker Chick face!

Raising Money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

On Saturday, November 3, 2007, Poker Chicks 101 was honored to take part in the Denim and Diamonds Gala - a silent auction for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Our offering, a poker party for ten, sold for a final bid of $560! There was lots of excitement around our table all night - in large part men who were drooling over my Poker Chicks poker table. I think they were secretly jealous, and the ladies loved it too (and that's what counts the most!). It was a great event - providing a good time for everyone, while raising a lot of money for the juvenile diabetes foundation. Poker Chicks 101 was proud to be a part of it.

The PJ Party Weekend

Poker Chicks 101 attended The PJ Party at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, from October 19 - 21, 2007. The weekend was an amazing time, filled with food, fun, cocktails and a group of vibrant women taking a little time for themselves! The ladies left refreshed and rejuvenated, with more than a few poker tips and tricks tucked up their sleeves!
Click here to read more about this amazing event!

Playing Blind

The first Poker Chicks party I ever hosted was a bridal stagette. I was a little nervous at first, but things started out very smoothly and I soon began to relax ... and then all of a sudden the power went off! With the room completely in the dark, the lingo of poker popped into my head and I said the first thing that came to my mind, "I guess we're really playing blind now!"

The lights remained off for the entire city block for over an hour, but our hostess had a lot of candles, so after taking a five minute break to find and light those candles - and top up all our refreshments - play resumed under candlelight and a great time was had by all!