Fashion show celebrates Penticton Hospital Auxiliary Centennial

  • May. 26, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Showcasing apparel from six local stores at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fashion show Tuesday in celebration of their 100th anniversary.

The fashion show won’t be the only entertainment at the event with performances by the Penticton School of Dance and Get Bent Yoga and Belly Dancing. There will also be an auction with more than 40 items including tickets to Cirque du Soleil and outfits from the six clothing stores: Bum Wrap, the Care Closet, Caroline’s, June’s Fashions and Gifts, Peaches, Three Wishes and Vintage and Vogue.

The Penticton Hospital Auxiliary first started after an outbreak of typhoid in 1911 where patients had to be housed in tents outside the Penticton Regional Hospital and comfort was meagre prompting a group of ladies to form the Ladies Aid. The society later formed a senior and junior auxiliary, which eventually joined together in what is now known as the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary.

In the past 10 years alone, members have volunteered more than 120,000 hours and donated over $926,000 dollars to the hospital.

“There are very generous people in Penticton,” said June Revell-Quevillon, who has been a member of the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary for 16 years and owns June’s Fashions and Gifts.

Revell-Quevillon is anticipating a total of around $5,000 to be raised from the event with all proceeds going to the hospital.

The event, which starts at 7 p.m., is almost sold out with only 50 tickets left and are available at June’s Fashions and Gifts and at the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary gift shop for $25-30.