Four-year-old Haven Amy gets some special makeup and hair touches from Kim Senkiw (left) and Leiha Pedersen during a previous Uniquely Fashionable Fashion Show put on by the Dragonfly Pond Family Society. This year’s show is Nov. 28 at the Lakeside Resort. (File photo)

Fashion show for a cause in Penticton

The Dragonfly Pond Society is holding it’s fashion show celebrating the uniqueness of special kids

It’s a fashion show you can’t miss.

The Dragonfly Pond Family Society is holding its annual Uniquely Fashionable Fashion Show Nov. 28 at the Lakeside Resort.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is billed as a fun evening of inclusion and community, promoting community awareness about disability, diversity and the power of inclusion.

The first hour is a cocktail reception with a cash bar followed by a dance performance put on by Okanagan Inclusion. Then the real stars of the show hit the runway.

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Models for the event who will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk are the children and youth who have disabilities and/or complex care needs and their siblings.

Those attending are encouraged to celebrate the uniqueness of each child to the tune of a song they have picked out for themselves.

There will also be an opportunity to learn a little bit about each child and cheer them on as they enjoy their moment in the spotlight.

The society is committed to supporting families with children, aged birth to 18, who have physical or developmental difficulties.

They offer a wide range of programs for kids and even have a ‘respitality’ program that goes from October to March which is a combination of respite and hospitality.

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That provides parents of the children an opportunity for overnight accommodations and gift certificates for meals and/or entertainment.

They also have a monthly family get together at different locations at no cost to members. No referrals or medical forms are required and membership is only $10.

Tickets for the fashion show are $25 each and available online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-uniquely-fashionable-fashion-show-tickets-71408281091?aff=ebdssbdestsearch , by e-transfer to dragonfly@vip.net or by contacting Tricia at 250-490-3305.

At the event there will be a raffle to be drawn at the end of the evening, first place is a pair of WestJet tickets, second is a helicopter tour with HNZ Topflight and third is a large kitchen basket from Alana Beecroft Realty.

Tickets are on sale now by contacting dragonfly@vip.net


 

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Paige Stevens, 7, moves to the beat during an earlier Uniquely Fashionable Fashion Show which takes place this year on Nov. 28. (File photo)

Four-year-old Haven Amy waves to the crowd from the stage runway during a previous Uniquely Fashionable Fashion Show. This year’s event is Nov. 28. (File photo)

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