by Crystal Laderas Posted Oct 16, 2016 12:24 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2016 at 9:26 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary business woman wants money back after event cancelled without notice A Calgary business woman claims a cross-Canada event meant to celebrate plus sized women was cancelled without notice.Leanne Bailey says she paid $500 to get her jewellery business a spot as a vendor at Curvalicious Canada’s model search for a 2016 calendar, but she couldn’t get a hold of the organizer leading up to this weekend’s scheduled event in Calgary. She started calling hotels in Edmonton and Vancouver where other events were booked, and they all told her they were dropped because there was no contact with the organizer.“It’s just a shame,” Bailey says, “it will be really heartbreaking for the women who did go, I believe it was in Sudbury, where they did go and stood in front of the cameras. For one Curvalicious site, [it] has interviews posted where these ladies talked about their personal feelings and those videos are posted.”Curvalicious founder Tracey Crosson says she spent thousands on advertising and other expenses in several Canadian cities, but the plans fell through because of a separate business deal.“I had a very toxic video supplier that stole money from me and caused massive ripples in this project,” she says. “We are continuing our best to keep everyone in the loop and we’re in the middle of getting legal representation and it takes a while to do that.”Crosson says she couldn’t reply to messages because she’s been busy with lawyers as she pursues a civil lawsuit, however vendors or models who want a refund can send her an email. She says participants will still be able to send their auditions electronically.Bailey believes it would have been a good initiative for women if the events carried through as planned.