Big hats help raise funds for cause

Event was held on the Superbowl weekend for a very good reason

Jenny McHaffie (left) and Julie Larson were dressed for the occasion at the Big Hat Fashion Show and Lunch at the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville Saturday.

Jenny McHaffie (left) and Julie Larson were dressed for the occasion at the Big Hat Fashion Show and Lunch at the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville Saturday.

If you were at Parksville’s Quality Bayside Inn on Saturday you might have thought the Royal family was in town.

There were several ladies wearing fashionable hats and fascinators in the Bayside Bistro on Feb. 4 for the Big Hat Fashion Show fundraiser for the Haven Society.

It was the second fundraiser Joanne Whitman has organized for the society, which assists families in the community who have experienced violence.

She said the date of the event is significant because it is held on the weekend of the Super Bowl.

She said statistic indicate that on Super Bowl Sunday there are more cases of domestic abuse in North America than on any other day of the year.

The sold out event was a huge success and included fashions from Mercedes Lane in Parksville and a lunch prepared by the talented chefs at the Bayside Bistro.

 

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