Last Friday’s Dress Red Day — the annual Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser — was a great success with over 260 people participating at businesses across the city. The last tally at 5 pm Friday was over $2,900 in donations to this event.
Steven Hui and Randy Driediger were very appreciative of the generosity and enthusiastic response from everyone who participated. This year’s event was dedicated to former organizer Jim Holdener who passed away last spring, ironically of a heart attack.
I had the pleasure of strolling around town on Friday with Steven and Randy, visiting different businesses and taking pictures of everyone who was, well, dressed in red.
Here’s a selection of photos from Dress Red Day:
Last week's Dress Red campaign was dedicated to the memory of Jim Holdener, as this sign at the Revelstoke Credit union attests. If you were in the Credit Union on Friday your probably saw it and may even have enjoyed one of these cupcakes. Newcomers to Revelstoke may not have known Jim. The rest of us certainly did and miss him greatly. David F. Rooney photo At the Credit Union, of course, there was plenty of red. Steven Hui photo Staff at City Hall show they really do have a heart. They are big supporters of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. David F. Rooney photo CIBC's tellers pose with a bear statue on display in the branch lobby. The bank has a history of supporting local fund-raising campaigns. David F. Rooney photo Come on! Pose for a quick photo! And that's just what ladies at Selkirk Medical Clinic did on Dress Red Day. David F. Rooney photo The Business Information Centre was a sea of red on Friday. David F. Rooney photo Of course, the staff at Home Hardware are always dressed in red, but even so the most-dressed-red person for the day was Bonnie Thiessen wearing the red night robe, red shirt and hat for the day. David F. Rooney photo McKenzie Accounting likes to see staff in red — but not on the books! — on Dress Red Day. David F. Rooney photo If you dined at Emo's you were certain to be served by one of the ladies in red. David F. Rooney photo Talk about red! Parks Canada staff showed up in force and in red. David F. Rooney photo The folks at Barton's Insurance are always up for a good cause... and they even had chocolate valentine suckers. We're jealous. David F. Rooney photo Staff at Pharmasave's office supplies and photography department show their spirit. Steven Hui photo Need a prescription? Pharmacy staff are big boosters of Dress Red Day. Steven Hui photo Red was the colour of the day at the Revelstoke Employment Services Centre. Steven Hui photo The Royal Bank staff were happy to serve you... in red. Steve Hui photo