Fashionable fundraiser for Mountain grads

Parents of students at R.E. Mountain Secondary are taking a fashionable approach in promoting safe graduation celebrations

Parents of students at R.E. Mountain Secondary are taking a fashionable approach in promoting safe graduation celebrations.

On Feb. 18 they are hosting a student fashion show to raise money for this year’s dry grad in June at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford.

The students will wear donated clothing from Moores, Black & Lee, David’s Bridal, Angelic Visions, Sakura, Premium Label Outlets, Old Navy and Value Village, and strut their stuff on the runway in a fun evening with their peers.

“The grads look forward to it. It’s something really fun that pulls them together and pulls the community together for such a good purpose,” said Julie Ens, parent organizer of the fashion show.

Although the main purpose of the event is to raise money, ultimately it’s promoting the message of dry grad that is most important, Ens said.

“We really want to keep (the students) off alcohol for as long as possible,” she said.

“We want to show them that dry grad is a fun event where you do not need to have alcohol, and everyone comes so there’s no pressure on them.

“We usually don’t have trouble with kids sneaking alcohol in, because the pressure is off. They don’t have the peer pressure that way, so it’s positive.”

The event also includes a Time Era and Bollywood segment, and a silent and live auction.

Some of the auction prizes include a two-night Whistler get away, a two-night Summerland Cottage get away, four rounds at Redwoods Golf, signed Canucks jerseys, a retro RV Rental, camping items, Valley Driving courses, modelling lessons, a bar fridge, $500 of Centura Flooring and a photo Shoot.

The fashion show is on from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the school on the night of, 7755 202A St.

Ens would also like to thank sponsors Cedar Rim Nursery, Marc Anthony Salon, Convex Hair Studio, Automotive Training Centers and Pizzazz Modelling Agency.

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