CHCA Fashion show raising funds for ICU

The annual Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show is coming up Thursday, Oct. 15.

An outfit for auction from a past Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show.

An outfit for auction from a past Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show.

Arne Petryshen

The annual Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show is coming up Thursday, Oct. 15 and tickets are still available.

The event is one of the auxiliary’s biggest fundraisers of the year and all funds raised will go towards purchasing equipment for the ICU expansion at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Odette Rouse, who is with the auxiliary, said the event has been going on for over 30 years and usually brings in around $10,000 at the auction.

“We auction all the clothes that the models are wearing and it’s all clothing that came to the thrift store,” Rouse said. “We select the best and we put it up for auction that night.”

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and a refreshment.

Rouse said the event usually sells out, but there are still a few tickets left this year.

“All of our money goes in the same pot — whatever event we do, the thrift store, the gift shop — it all goes towards buying equipment for the hospital, which profits everybody in town,” Rouse said.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the fashion show and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store.