We were invited to help the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society with their 5th annual Uniquely Me fashion and fundraiser gala. The event is to help raise funds to support people with Down syndrome and their families, through programming, information, resources and connecting members with one another. Each year the theme of the event changes. This years theme was ‘Dressed to Thrill,’ an exciting interactive theatre experience based on film noir.
Presented by Ledcor Group, this year’s fashion show features designer couture from Todoruk Designs, Lisa-Marie Couture, Laura Dreger, and Mr. Derk, all showcased by models born with Down syndrome. The EDSS models were joined by local known persons of interest including some Oilers representatives, Alumni, Andrew Ference and Krista Ference (Former Women’s National Snowboard Team Member), Joey Moss, the CTV news crew including Robbie Williams, Stacey Brotzel, Erin Isfeld, Cory Edel, Jordan Hertner, and Ian MacKinnon and Chelsea Bird from 104-9 Virgin Radio, some surprise celebrity models, and returning MC for the evening, CTV’s Josh Classen.
Since the introduction of this event the EDSS has raised over $300,000.