In Pictures: Dress Red Day

Friday’s Dress Red Day — the annual Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser — saw 200 people participating at 20 businesses across the city. These supportive individuals raised $1,000 for the foundation.

Steven Hui and Randy Driediger appreciated the generosity and enthusiasm of everyone who participated. This year’s event was dedicated to former organizer Jim Holdener who passed away in 2010, ironically of a heart attack.

I had the pleasure of strolling around town on Friday with Steven, visiting different businesses and taking pictures of everyone who was, well, dressed in red. Their smiles say it all, don’t they?

Here’s a selection of photos from Dress Red Day:

Staff at local bank branches, like these ladies at the Royal Bank, are regular participants in the Dress Red Day fundraising campaign. "It's just that kind of community," said Branch Manager Lynne Welock. David F. Rooney photo
Red was also the general colour of the day across the street at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. David F. Rooney photo
Public support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation is apparent through the ride broad smiles of people like the crew at Barton's Insurance. David F. Rooney photo
Staff at BDO Dunwoody were also wearing red on Friday. Will we see them on the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike this year? David F. Rooney photo
Margo Goodman at Energy Matters shares a laugh with Pharmasave's Steven Hui. David F. Rooney photo
They might always wear red at Home Hardware, but they sure take it to heart on Dress Red Day. David F. Rooney photo


The staff on duty at Emo's took dressing red as a challenge and created tie-dyed T-shirts for this special day. Nice work, ladies!. David F. Rooney photo
The Credit Union is always a major supporter of events like this and they sure proved it on Friday! Randy Driedigger photo
Staff at the Chamber of Commerce and the Community Futures Development Corporation were joined Friday by municipal Community Economic Development Director Alan Mason, obviously a booster of the Dress Red Campaign. Steven Hui photo
It's no secret: staff at Pharmasave love dressing up for the Heart & Sroke Foundation. Steven Hui photo