I recently had the privilege of being a runway model in a fashion show! Simcoe Community Services Foundation put on their 17th Annual Reach for the Stars Fashion Show last week and although I was happy to be involved, I had no idea how wonderful the night would be.
In front of a sold out audience at Liberty North on Caplan Ave, a number of well known public figures joined a number of very special people who rely on the services of the SCS. Let me assure you, those of us volunteering our time were happily overshadowed by the courage and charisma of the men, women, boys and girls who strutted their stuff on the stage proving that intellectual disabilities can't hold them down!
Radio personalities Jamie and Tara from Chay Today at 93.1 emceed the event and did a fabulous job ad libbing when things for a little mixed up, and graciously handed over the microphone to a couple of ladies who made us proud to witness their confidence and wonderful sense of humour. It truly was a magical evening and seeing those smiles from ear to ear on those faces was what made it so worthwhile.
I'll be sure to work on improving my modeling skills for next year!