” Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 77,000 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease.”
Disease does not discriminate. It doesn’t care what colour you are, who you voted for, or who you date. If it’s coming for you it’s coming for you, and so far for many there is no cure. That is why supporting research for medical innovation is so crucial.
On January 31, 2019, some of Alberta’s top models and beauty queens came to strut their stuff at CIBO downtown Calgary in support of this amazing cause. Donning outfits from up and coming designers from and connected to Olds College. The designers included:
Sasmitha Delawa: Fireflies for Lanterns
Sherri Reeves Samantha Brunner: Electric Vibe
Cristal Cherry-LeBel: Designs by Miss Cherry
Kaare-Ann Madden and Janet Chung- Lunairy Designs
Katharine Funk- Aecor Lifestyle
Jason Way- Parlour Apparel and Design
Suzzy Anibueze- A2MeFashion
Nadine Arthur- Out of the Bloom
Bret Stankowski, Stewart Schamp- Nine5Nine7
The show was completely SOLD OUT, and was a success and hit for the MS society and all those who attended. We were honoured to have Global TV as an exclusive media partner, as well as other publications notably our friends at Standout Publications! Always great to see you Douglass Cressman!
Some of my favourite photographers graced us with their presence and skills. My personal friends and renowned photographers Zev Abosh and Doug Wong, and up and coming photographers Victor panillilio, Myron Macapagal, Maya Klimecki, Kenneth Fung, Vian Esterhuizen, Jessica Clemens.
Everyone had an amazing time! But the NTA people barely slept, woke up, and got right onto our next big project… huge in fact…
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Models who walked for the MS Winter Gala are:
Ashley Jette- Mrs Calgary
Xyrelle S. Agustin
Katy N Peter Wren
Jolane Brooke Westerson
Taylor McCarroll Miss Teen Calgary
Ciara Stewart Miss Calgary
Ringo R. Ranoco
Mark Oliver Kokiong