Nanaimo Community Hospice recently received a donation of $9,358.00 from Karen Griffin and Connie Cyr at KC’s Boutique who hosted a Fashion for Compassion spring fashion show and high tea event on April 24th at the Nanaimo Curling Club. The sold-out event attracted 200 women. Funds raised at this event will go directly to support the work of Hospice in our community.
Pictured in the photo taken in the Hospice Gardens is Karyn French, NCHS Executive Director, Connie Cyr & Karen Griffith, KC’s Boutique and Debbie Perry, NCHS Office Manager and model at the event.
“Karen Griffin and Connie Cyr of KC’s Boutique have raised just under $25,000 over the past four years with their annual event – they are truly Friends of Hospice!” said Jeanne Fahlman, Development Officer, Nanaimo Community Hospice. “On behalf of all our clients and volunteers I want to extend a huge thank you to Karen and Connie and to all those who attended and supported this event. Because of their generosity we can continue to provide free programs and services to our clients.”
About Nanaimo Community Hospice
Nanaimo Community Hospice, a non-profit charitable organization recognized as an innovator provincially and nationally, has been serving the Nanaimo community for 35 years and was the first community-based hospice established in Canada. Over the years they have trained well over 1,000 volunteers who have given in excess of 500,000 hours to support over 30,000 individuals and families facing dying, caregiving and grief. Currently there are 250 volunteers working for the organization. Hospice programs are free and include professional grief Counselling and volunteer led group programs, palliative and caregiver support at home, in hospital and in care facilities, complementary therapies, a child and youth program, comprehensive library resources, and so much more. www.nanaimohospice.com
For more information please contact:
Jeanne Fahlman, Development Officer, NCHS
West Coast ladies love our denim, but remember to keep it professional at work!
– Always wear a jacket with your jeans.
– Make sure your jeans are the most casual part of your outfit. Your shoes, boots, coloured top and jacket should be dressier.
– Skinny and straight leg jeans are trending, so are textures and printed denim.
– Dark denim, black or brown can be used for a little more sophisticated look, so leave your traditional denim for home and play.
– Accessories are key… add a great necklace, bracelet, blingy or statement belt, or SCARF and look more polished instantly.
KEEP YOUR JEANS LOOKING GREAT FOR LONGER To help keep your jeans from bleeding and keep the fabric color “true” for longer, launder your jeans inside out, add a cup of white household vinegar and a quarter cup of salt to the cold washing water. These natural ingredients help set the dye within the jeans’ fabric, providing some protection against bleeding. NEVER put your jeans in the dryer! Hang them to dry. The hot heat breaks down the elastine and your jeans won’t last as long.
Find the best denim styles at KC’s!
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Don’t wait for a cold snap to get your Winter Outerwear… all of our fall and winter jackets are in stock now. We have COATS, JACKETS, VESTS and TRAVEL JACKETS.
NEW PACKABLE 3/4 hooded coats from Polar Northside… similar to a Michael Kors style. These coats easily fold up into a pouch that fits in your purse or carry on luggage. Wonderful for travel and available in Navy and Black.
From Tonia Debellis, we have designed and made in Toronto warm and casual zipper styles in unique patterns.
For those ladies who are always cold, bundle up with this Nygard Black Coat with fur trimmed hood, zipper front and classic style. We are confident you will look your best and stay very warm in this coat!
If we continue to have a mild West Coast winter, why not try our fur trimmed vests available in white/black or navy? We also have lighter versions without fur in purple, orange red, frost blue and sand print. These can be worn with dress pants or your favourite blue jeans.
Our Joseph Ribkoff and Frank Lyman Fashion Coats turn heads! These are classic styles that look fantastic!
Lastly, Conrad C and Proportion Petites Lambs Touch Faux Leather Jackets are another option to add a touch of sophistication to your look. These machine washable jackets are popular every year. Available in purple, gunmetal grey and ivory in petite sizes, and metallic rosewood in regular sizes.
If you are looking to add a bit of colour or texture to your classic coat, try our wonderful new scarves and we guarantee you will receive compliments!