This past Thursday, February 2nd at The Fort Garry Hotel hundreds of people came out to show their support for Winnipeg’s Main Street Project at the first Runway to Change for arguably one of the most moving fashion shows. A school project by two incredible young women who not only raised money and awareness about homelessness in Winnipeg, but also raised the spirits of men who have been affected by homelessness with dressing them in Eph Apparel suits and walking the runway.
Here’s what you missed if you weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on tickets to this sold out show:
About the Show
The Runway to Change was a fundraising project created by two (very talented, sweet, genuine and inspiring) creative communications students from RRCC – Ashley Tokaruk, 23, Madelaine Lapointe, 20, to help end the stigma of Winnipeg’s homeless and collect clothing to donate to Main Street Project. Main Street Project is a 24 hour drop-in centre that works with individuals who are experiencing homelessness and substance abuse problems. They rely on donations to continue helping these people overcome their addictions and hardships. A big reason why Ashley and Madeline chose Main Street Project was because they do not turn anyone away and are both have someone they know living on the streets.
The fashion show lineup which included established local designers and local boutiques included short videos of actual clients from Main Street Project sharing their stories.