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Fashion Speaks a Success for the Missing and Murdered

<who> Photo Credit: Ashley Callingbull/Facebook

Fashion Speaks B.C. brought local and national designers together to bring awareness and raise funds for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Kim Coltman created the event. As a former fashion model herself she thought it would be a fun way to combine fashion, art, and a strong message. The day’s events featured live performances, talks and fashion shows that showcased aboriginal culture, art, and design.

<who> Photo Credit: Ashley Callingbull/ Facebook

Coltman said the star power of Mrs. Universe 2015, Ashley Callingbull and her mother Lisa Ground were a big part of the show’s success.

“Ashley and her mom Lisa both are amazing women and I think that without them we wouldn’t have had as successful of a show. They were a huge drawing card and having them in Kamloops was a real coup for us. I think it was really good for the city of Kamloops overall,” said Coltman.

<who> Photo Credit: Ashley Callingbull/Facebook

They raised over $4,000 from the event. All of the proceeds will be going towards Families of Sisters in Spirit which is a non-profit organization that works with families dealing with the loss of a family member that has gone missing or has been murdered.

Coltman says a number of communities across the country have shown interest in hosting similar events including Duncan, Victoria, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Billings Montana.





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