Oh what a night!

Our very own Zach Lyster was auctioned off to lucky lady Abby to support a great cause.

 They enjoyed an evening of Local Love which was one part old fashioned charm and one part new age hip-ness.

Follow along on their incredible date below.

In June a great group of guys were auctioned off to an incredible group of women all in support of Survive and Thrive!

Abby took a chance on Zach who was offering a night she'll never forget - all with a little help from his local friends ...



Abby and Zach were picked up by Jonas from Highland VIP in a pimped out Audi A6. They were driven in enviable style to some of Calgary's local highlights. Dana from Chick Flicks was along for the ride, documenting the entire experience.

Loft Living

Abby and Zach zipped down to Inglewood to visit Greg and Darcy at Dade Loft. Dade rolled out the red carpet by wining and dining our stylin' couple in their immersive loft showroom.



First stop was exclusive shopping with Hillberg & Berk, a jewelry company new to Calgary. Zach sipped champagne as Abby picked out some sparkely silver earbobs.


Taking Shelter

Abby and Zach got a sneak peak at the yet-to-open new restaurant, Shelter. Owner Nick made this inaugural dining experience one to be remembered with an amazing vegetarian menu prepared by local Chef Andrew Denhamer from Fine Food Stop.


Next up ... shopping spree at East Village Junction where Abby shopped 'til she dropped with Tanya at Fond Boutique, Lindsay at Munch YYC, Bronwyn at lululemon and Jameela at Alora Boutique.



Abby and Zach made their final stop of the night at Village Ice Cream where they used their Golden Tickets to skip the line and rolled in VIP style!

In addition, thank you to all the local businesses that contributed items to the auction...we couldn't have done it without you! Cinder and Sage, Barre Body, Plume Cosmetics, Friday Sock Co, Calgary Folk Fest, Mike's Bloggity Blog, Play City and Hedkandi.

Thanks to Michelle Berg at Elevated HR for making such a kind donation to purchase Zach at the Bachelor Auction this year. You're a great leader in our community and everyone at The Commons really appreciates your support!

A huge thank you to all of the amazing companies that helped make our #LocalLove date a night to remember.