40th Anniversary Lioness Fashion Show: 180 Guests Enjoy Fiji Island Inspired Night

L-R: Josie’s Fashions models Josie Myles, Melissa Carter, Sue Ellen Boyle, Jenny Weatherhead and Sandra Clarke.
Submitted by Shirley Teasdale

The Lioness Fashion Show is always a sell-out, and the 40th Anniversary show held in the Lion’s Head Arena was no exception, due to the hard work of Lioness Jackie Souter and her crew. Some 180 guests sat down to a lovely dinner of fresh green salad, pork with very tasty sauce, vegetables, and a delectable dessert. All put together by Lioness members, under the direction of our caterer Lioness Jane Clayton.

L-R: Zenaide Wall, Monique Wall, Susan Lyons, Donalda McAfee, Bernadette Burton, Cathy Addison and Sheila Buckingham model the latest styles from Verna’s Fashions in Tobermory.

In keeping with this year’s theme, featuring the Fiji Islands, Lioness women wore sarongs, and leis as they catered to guests. Lioness Dannah Oliver, our own wonderful MC, told stories of the time that she spent on one of the beautiful Fiji islands, describing the Fiji culture, and relating some of its history.
Showing their latest spring and summer outfits were Verna’s Fashions of Tobermory, and Josie’s Fashions of Wiarton. Clothing to fit all shapes, sizes and ages was shown, including sporty casual wear, day wear, and dressy outfits for those special occasions. For the second year in a row, Zenaide Wall of Tobermory expertly modelled clothing for the younger set. Fashions at this year’s show were fresh and new. Both stores showed some stunning dresses, and many guests were intrigued by models wearing black pants with slits in the leg.
Lioness Dannah Oliver did an amazing job as the show’s commentator. Dannah introduced the models and described the features of the clothing in her inimitable way.
Grateful thanks go out to our very generous local businesses and individuals who donated prizes that helped to make the Fashion Show a great success. Many of the guests took home raffle prizes.
All money raised from the raffle is being donated to the fundraising project for a new MRI for the Owen Sound hospital.