Cassidy Chupa spins around to better show off her ensemble at the Legion’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo

PHOTOS: Legion hosts May’s biannual fashion show

Held in the Spring and the Fall every year, this show is a night of fashion and bonding

Laughter, supper and good fashion sense was all shared at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139’s biannual fashion show.

A night out for the ladies of Williams Lake of all ages, ranging from 20 to 93 that evening, the Legion’s biannual fashion show occurred on Wednesday, May 22. Roughly 80 women were in attendance to see the latest spring fashions available this year.

Modelling for them was a diverse group of women of all ages and body types, taking to the catwalk with a mix of grace, style and vibrant enthusiasm. The event was emceed by the Legion’s president, Joyce Norberg, who kept the atmosphere light and playful as the fashionistas strode amongst the tables.

The clothes for the night were provided by two of the lakecity’s long-running fashion outlets, BFF Fashions and Suzanne & Jenny’s, who have been putting on the event with the Legion for the last eight years. Norberg warmly thanked both businesses for participating and being staunch supporters of the Legion.

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Heather Wolstenholme, the manager of Suzanne & Jenny’s in Williams Lake, said she loves working in fashion because of the differences in personality and individuality that allows women to express themselves through what they wear. Wolstenholme first started coming to the fashion show eight years ago for the fun ladies night out style environment and the ability to promote her store and the Legion.

“Over the years it has grown and grown. As soon as people hear there’s a fashion show they’re right on board with it,” Wolstenholme said. “(It’s) camaraderie. (Fashion) brings women together and it’s just a fun time to get out, enjoy and express ourselves.”

Her models have a blast showing off their outfits in front of everyone, Wolstenholme said, something she’s very proud to see.

A raffle held at the event for a painting by Norberg raised $128 for The Forge Centre, a PTSD service in Quesnel that specializes in equine therapy for treating veterans and first responders.



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With a confident strut, Elaine Winslow shows off her pick for spring fashion to the ladies gathered at the Williams Lake Legion Branch 139 for its biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Colby Sorde models a loose black and white outfit perfect for the summer months. Patrick Davies Photo.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president Joyce Norberg smiles as she emcees their biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Caroline Chupa laughs as she dashes from one side of the legion to the next while modelling a sleeveless top with deniem capris. Patrick Davies Photo.

Melanie Engelbeecht smiles as she models a blue mayi style dress. Patrick Davies Photo

Brittney Jack shows off a black sequin dress while modelling at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Heleen Scrooby models a red striped tunic at the Legion’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Jam Hermitson laughs as she strides down the Legion’s catwalk in a black and white sun dress. Patrick Davies Photo.

Cassidy Chupa strides forward in a pair of flower patterned silk pants and a green top. Patrick Davies Photo.

With a smile Nadia Erasmus models an overlay dress and sheer poncho for the ladies gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139’s hall for their biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Cache-Lyn Calahaison a simple white off shoulder top with jeans for the Legion’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Dozens of woman as young as 20 and old as 93 gathered for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Cassidy Shupa laughs as she models for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Elaine Winslow shows off an all blue ensemble for the ladies attending the Legion’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Colby Sorde redons her white denim jacket after showing off the back of her maxi dress to the crowd. Patrick Davies Photo

The models stride out together at the conclusion of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

Caroline Schupa (from left), Heleen Scrooby and Melanie Engelbeecht smile with their roses at the conclusion of the Legion’s biannual fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo.

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