Fashion show for hospice

Takes place on Oct. 19 at the Maple Ridge legion, Branch No. 88

Models of all shapes and sizes will be walking the runway at the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society’s annual Fall Fashion Show.

All the fashions featured in the show will come from the hospice society’s thrift store.

Fifteen models, ranging in age and gender, will wear two to three outfits each during the show, from smart casual to evening wear.

“The fashion show itself is a means to highlight our thrift store,” said Marc Vosper, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society, “to show the community that we get lots of brand new items with tags and labels still on that get donated [to the store].”

All proceeds from the fifth annual event will be going towards the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society’s bereavement and palliative support programs.

“We strive to get the support to everyone in the community, whoever needs it. And the great thing is anyone can pick up the phone to access our support. They don’t need a medical referral,” said Vosper, adding that shopping at the store helps benefits the charity.

The fashion show takes place Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Maple Ridge legion. Tickets are $20.

The luncheon starts at noon and is followed by the fashion show at 1 p.m.

Following the show all ticket holders are invited to a 50 per cent off shopping event from 2 to 4 p.m. at the thrift store.

Tickets are available in person at the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Thrift Store, No. 3 – 12011, 224th Street, or the resource office at 102 – 22320, 119th Avenue.