VIDEO: Vanderhoof store showcases local fashion for the 25th year

It’s a quarter of a century worth of evening fashion fun brought to town by the Vanderhoof Department Store.

Four male and nine female models showcase various styles




It’s a quarter of a century worth of evening fashion fun brought to town by the Vanderhoof Department Store.

On Nov. 23, nearly 100 people attended this year’s Annual Christmas Fashion Show, which was hosted, also for the 25th year, at the Village Inn’s banquet room.

Featuring four male and nine female models who showcased various styles including lounge, casual, career, and formal, the dinner and show event was accompanied by live string music for the first time, from the Ens family, said store owner Janet Bangs.

“Every year for 25 years, and we did both spring and winter shows during the first 10 years,” Bangs said.

At the show’s 25th year, various female members of the Bangs family participated in different ways.

“My daughter is emceeing, my niece is helping, my granddaughter is modelling, and my mother is watching,” she said.

As the crowd waited for models to switch outfits, prize draw winners were invited to the stage to answer trivia questions on “grownup girls.”

While some models are walking down the runway for the annual event for the first time, Rosalie Nichiporuk has been modelling for the show since the beginning.

“I haven’t improved my modelling skills, but I have fun doing it and helping out,” Nichiporuk said. “It’s a nice festive evening out.”

Kathy Martens attended the fashion show for the first time.

“It was such a great opportunity to come with your daughter,” Martens said. “I love to see the clothes on actual models.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Water recovery team stands down search for missing man in Stellako River

Jason Bouchard was in a boat with a friend that overturned in the river May 16

COVID-19: Increased federal funding for off-reserve Indigenous services welcomed news in north

Funding to benefit organizations such as friendship centres during pandemic

COVID-19: PG Community Foundation to disperse community support funds

$197,630 in funding announced by the Prince George Community Foundation

CGL workforce will gradually increase to 650 workers by end of May

The pipeline company provided a project update on May 21.

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Most Read