Community Futures planning a fashion show to promote shopping locally

‘More than a small-town fashion show’

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Community Futures business analyst Josh Friesen gave The Leader an update on a fashion show that has been mentioned here and there around town in recent weeks.
“It has actually been moved to October instead of May,” he says. “There were other events booked at that time and this gives us more time to prepare.”
‘Light the Night Gala’ is set to be hosted at the Legacy Centre here in Slave Lake and will include designs from local retailers.
“It’s to bring awareness to shop local and to showcase the Legacy Centre,” says Friesen. “The Elks, Community Futures and Distractions are the major sponsors and we’re still going around inviting other businesses. We’re hoping to partner with the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) to put on a gallery in the hallway, made up by local artists and their work. Tony’s (Custom) Catering will be providing the food and drinks.”
Friesen adds, “We want it to be more than a ‘small town’ fashion show! We’ll be going around in May to invite businesses to participate and again in the summer. It’s free for them to get involved; they will just need to volunteer their time and clothes.”
Ticket prices are still being hashed out and will be going on sale in September.
For more information, call Friesen at 780-849-3232 or email [email protected]

From deep in The Leader photo archive comes this fashion show photo from (probably) back in the 1980s.

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