Fashion show supports Relay for Life

The 2013 Gala Fashion Show at Curves Comox supported the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

An enthusiastic crowd was treated to the 2013 Gala Fashion Show at Curves Comox in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Well over 100 ladies supported the event, which raised more than $1,000 for the cause. The show was a way for Comox Valley residents to show their support for research funding while enjoying a spectacular display of attractive outfits.

Eight Comox Valley models, using the Curves Complete weight loss system, modelled fabulous clothing ensembles on the runway. Fashions from Roxanne’s and Carosel in Comox were highlighted. The crowd appreciated the style and flair shown in the many outfits.

Fashion show attendees supported the event through the purchase of admission and raffle tickets.

The registered draws resulted in about 30 prizes being awarded, prizes which were donated to the event by local area businesses. Expenses for the show were covered by Curves Comox and other local shops, increasing the net donation to the worthy cause.

Curves Comox would like to thank the eight brave women who stepped up to strut their stuff — Cherie Cucksey-Webber, Barbara Lehman, Dawn Stigant, Anne Bartlett, Mae McKenzie, Nancy Riva, Deborah Raithby, Darcelle Hartling. Valerie Porteus was the MC, providing extensive information and fashion tips to the crowd as each garment was exhibited.

Curves Comox raises funds for the Relay all year long, through books sales, a pickle drive, craft fairs and bake sales. These events are well-supported by Comox area residents.

Each dollar raised furthers the research and support funding for the Canadian Cancer Society and local agencies. Every dollar counts.

Many members and staff also volunteer dozens of hours towards charity events. We thank them and the members of the public who chip in as well.

This year, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is being held June 8 and 9 at G.P. Vanier Secondary School at 4830 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay.

This event represents the largest single funding source for the national charity and the Comox Valley night has been a standout for many years. Participants walk, jog and otherwise circle the running track all night long as a way to come together in remembrance for those who have been lost, and those who are fighting the various types of cancer.

A full local contingent from the gym will be there with their distinctive purple tent all night long, and Curves Circuit with Zumba coach Sacha Scott will have everyone up and dancing at 2 a.m.  Support for the team is welcome via donations to Team Curves Comox at

— Curves Comox

Just Posted

Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province

CVGSAR had a busy week, sending rescuers as far away as Invermere

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Brewing up some community engagement

Insp. Tim Walton says goodbye to the Comox Valley

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read