Hey baby, let’s go to Vegas!

The Snow Sisters are at it again – bringing a night of decadence and delight to the divas of Fernie.

Last year's Vegas night was a big hit.

Last year's Vegas night was a big hit.

By Lori Bradish


The Snow Sisters are at it again – bringing a night of decadence and delight to the divas of Fernie.

The famous and fabulous Fernie Relay for Life team is bringing Vegas to Fernie again this year as their kick-off to this year’s Relay event. Team captain Melissa Fleischacker says the party is geared to offer local ladies a chance to bring out the bling, dust off the heels, and imagine themselves in Sin City.

“The Arts Station will be transformed – you will be in the hottest casino with all the glitz and glam that Vegas is all about,” says Fleischacker.

The Snow Sisters, a group of Fernie women who have been a Relay For Life team for more than eight years, are notorious for hosting innovative events to raise money. This is their second Vegas night, the first being held last year. They have also hosted Sex and the City and Mamma Mia movie nights featuring the famous man auction, and the ‘Heel to Heal’ stiletto race on Second Avenue.

“We want to ensure people have a good time and enjoy themselves when they support our fundraising drives. We hope the ladies enjoy this Vegas night as much as last year. It is the ladies that make the event – there are always great outfits and creativity to complement our annual themes.” Fleischacker says.

The Vegas Night, at the Arts Station on Friday May 10, will be full of activities from gambling to Latin dance instruction. With your ticket you will receive free tokens to get your night started as well as appetizers and a complimentary drink.

Need some outfit inspiration? Jenny Gutzman is offering a rental program from her extensive closet. Gutzman has a wide range of choices that have been collected over the years. Jenny’s Closet will be open for rentals on Thursday, May 2 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 562 Fifth Avenue. All rentals are $35 with the proceeds going to Relay For Life. Gutzman says, “It’s first come, first served” unless a bidding war erupts for a certain item.

Tickets are available at Barkside Pets and cost $25.

The Elk Valley Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Fernie Secondary School track from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. More teams and volunteers are needed for the event – to register go to www.relaybc.ca and choose the Elk Valley location. For more information about this year’s Relay contact Lori Bradish at lori@elkvalley.net. Check out the Facebook page at Relay for Life – Elk Valley.