Sold-out fashion show one of many events aimed at area seniors

It was a full house for the Ladies Fashion Show and Dessert Night at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre Sept. 18.

Chloe Lester was one of several women who modelled clothing at Sylvan Lake Seniors Association Ladies Fashion Show and Dessert Night Sept. 18.

It was a full house for the Ladies Fashion Show and Dessert Night at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre Sept. 18.

More than 80 women attended the event, which sold out in advance. Clothing from Cobb’s Clothing and Eclectica Fashions was modelled by several women, who included members of Sylvan Lake Seniors Association.

“It was just a fun evening for the ladies,” said association program co-ordinator Maryan Weenink. “They had done it once a couple of years ago, so it’s the second time that we’ve done one.”

Items from Value Drug Mart were also sold at the event, as were those from Twigz Creations, which supports African artists through the sale of handmade fair-trade products.

Weenink is unsure whether the fashion show will take place again next year, but assured that the seniors association offers plenty of other exciting events throughout the year.

Becoming a member can open up a door to a variety of fun events and activities, she said.

“We always want new people,” she said. “It’s a great place to socialize and meet new people, and it keeps the seniors active here.”

The objective of the association, she added, is to “provide for the recreation, social well being and artistic expression of seniors of Sylvan Lake and area, and to contribute to the education and social well being of the community”.

Although membership is not required to participate in, or attend, association events and activities, it is encouraged, and comes with a number of benefits, including access to members-only events.

The association organizes special events in Sylvan Lake as well as excursions to other parts of Central Alberta. Examples of the latter include a trip to Wildlife Museum in Sundre earlier this month, and trip planned to a dinner theatre in Ponoka next month.

Regularly weekly events are also held, and include bible studies, luncheons and ‘sit and be fit’ classes.

More than 150 people currently hold membership with the club, said Weenink. Potential members must be 55 years or older and pay a $10 annual membership fee to join.

“We would love to have more people enjoy in the fun and fellowship at the centre,” said Weenink. “It’s a great place to be.”

Newsletters and monthly calendars are mailed to association members.

Further membership information, as well as information pertaining to programs and events is available by calling Weenink at 403-887-5428, or by visiting the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website at www.sylvanlake.ca and clicking the seniors services link under the family and community tab

 

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