Trashy but flashy volunteers needed!

Last week marked the fourth planning meeting the Earth Day Committee held in preparation for the upcoming 2012 Earth Day festivities.

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Last week marked the fourth planning meeting the Earth Day Committee held in preparation for the upcoming 2012 Earth Day festivities.   The 2012 events have been scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

“This is our sixth annual Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show and Earth Day celebration,” stated Dawn Deydey, Earth Day Planning Committee member. “We’ve got amazing plans in the works to make this year better than ever.”

Volunteers are needed both days to ensure the event goes off without a hitch, and the Earth Day Committee is putting out a request for those who may be interested in helping out.  Volunteers will play a key role in transforming the community centre into Trashy but Flashy fashion headquarters with runway, lights, music and more. Keen volunteers are encouraged to contact info@earthdayfernie.ca to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Local businesses are being encouraged to participate in the family friendly, eco-event.  In the past, local businesses including Freshies, Big Bang Bagels and Cincott Market created amazing costumes for the Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show. All businesses are challenged this year to reinvent their waste into something fabulous! Earth Day committee members will also be working with some local businesses to showcase past Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show costumes in their front window display.

“We’re challenging the whole community to get involved in Earth Day,” said Earth Day Committee member Megan Lohmann, “Many organizations and businesses are already taking actions in their daily operations that help reduce our impact on the environment – we want to celebrate those actions, and encourage others to get involved.”

In addition to businesses, we’re putting a call out to artists to participate in the Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show.  All ages and abilities are encouraged to get involved and fuse trash and fashion on the runway at the Earth Day 2012 event.

More information about Fernie’s eco-event is available at www.earthdayfernie.ca.  To view photos of the haute couture created by budding fashion designers from past years visit www.facebook.com/earthdayfernie.

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