Event organizer Bonnie Holland (right) and one of the vintage clothing models Lara.

Event organizer Bonnie Holland (right) and one of the vintage clothing models Lara.

Closing an Anglican era in style

The Anglican Memorial Hall at Ward and Carbonate Streets is in process of being sold and St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is about to downsize

The Anglican Memorial Hall at Ward and Carbonate Streets is in process of being sold and St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is about to downsize by selling many of its belongings that are stored in the hall.

The creative way that has been chosen to divest of these belongings is a combination vintage fashion show and moving sale that takes place Saturday afternoon.

A collection of vintage clothing from 1900 to 1980 will be modeled at the beginning of the sale. Among the many unique items for sale immediately following the vintage fashion show will be antique wooden mission benches circa 1920, several oak pews, assorted wooden tables, wooden stacking chairs, various kitchen items including china and vases, among other items.

“This will be a one-hour showing of what Canadian women wore through 10 decades,” said event organizer Bonnie Holland when asked to describe the vintage fashion show. “The dresses will be shown in a light-hearted musical extravaganza. It will be a presentation, like a time travel experience.”

After fashion is explored, the moving sale portion of the event takes centre stage.

“To complement the fashions from the past that are all for sale, the Anglican Memorial Hall is selling an assortment of interesting items from tables and benches to china and vases,” Holland said.

“After the fashion show, we can all expect to be treated to the traditional warmth and hospitality of tea, cookies and smiles, in an afternoon community get together.”

A percentage of ticket sales will go toward fundraising in benefit of Sierra Leone and Nigeria, through L.V. Rogers’ social justice group.

The $5 entry buys admission to the fashion show and sale, refreshments of baked goods and tea, and a chance at door prizes.

Tickets are limited, and are available at the door, which is the Carbonate Street entrance at the corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets.

Tickets for the event will be available from 12:30 p.m. for previewing the items that will be on sale. The vintage fashion show begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and the sale of both vintage clothing and hall items.