Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St
Oshawa, ON

Members of The Rotary Club of Oshawa – Parkwood are busy getting ready for their First Annual Fall Fashion Show, “Runway for Rotary”. Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Chair for the event, Rotary Club Director Janice Coupland, announced today that “Runway for Rotary” will be held at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, on Sunday afternoon, September 15 , 2019, from 1 to 4 PM. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is located at 72 Queen Street, in downtown Oshawa.

The proceeds from this First Annual event will be used to support many community service projects of The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood such as:  The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region,  Lakeridge Health Oshawa , the Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Regional Cancer Centre, Participation House (for mentally and physically challenged adults), Grandview Children's Centre, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Durham College's new Centre for Collaborative Education , Ontario Tech University,  various youth programs at Durham Region YMCA,  the Eradication of Polio through Rotary International’s End Polio Now Campaign,  and assistance for students at Mary Street Community School, just to name a few.

The Runway Show will feature men’s and women’s fall apparel by Laura and Verona Suits.  

Laura is a proudly Canadian brand that celebrates each woman by offering curated wardrobe collections to outfit her for the everyday – and the exceptional – moments that matter. By merging timeless style and contemporary details with exceptional fit and a highly personalized customer experience, the Laura woman feels good as she looks in comfortable, beautiful outfits for every occasion. They operate more than 140  Laura and Melanie Lyne stores across Canada together with a very successful  e-commerce website. There are stores located nearby, including those in the Oshawa Centre. 

“We would like to specially thank the Laura store in the Fairview Mall for all of their assistance with our 2019 Runway for Rotary Fashion Show,” added Janice Coupland.

From Europe to Canada, Verona Suits is an excellent source for privately labelled, moderately price menswear. From formal wear to sportswear, outerwear to dress shoes and accessories, Verona Suits strives to dress each of their customers appropriately for the occasion. There are stores nearby, including one in the Oshawa Centre.

“We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors from throughout the Durham Region, who are helping to make the Runway for Rotary Fashion Show a big success. Our sponsors, this year, include The Oshawa Express, and food will be provided by 3 fine restaurants, Bella Note Ristorante in Whitby, Chatterpaul’s Restaurant in Whitby, Shrimp Cocktail in Oshawa, and dessert provided by The Baker’s Table in Oshawa. There will be  Jewellery by Tina Lee. We also want to tahnk Revolution Salon & Spa in Courtice, and Music by DJ Concepts,” Janice Coupland added.

This is a non alcohol event. Food is coming from 3 fine restaurants, and desserts from The Bakers Table. There will be door prizes, gift card with 20% off from the two fashion sponsors , and a jewellery gift for each person too. Fantastic music by DJ Concepts. The runway will consist of 8 female and 2 male models wearing fall fashions from Laura and Verona Suits. 

Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person and are available from every member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood or by calling Past President Dave Andrews at 905-576-0187 or by email at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .