On Friday, March 15 Lake Cowichan Secondary School grad students strutted the catwalk in front of a crowd of about 150 people to raise funds for Curt Knippelberg — who grew up in Lake Cowichan — and his fight against an unusual medical affliction called a pineal cyst and for their dry grad.
Those plans changed after hearing Knippelberg speak. Grad Sydney Allan, one of the coordinators, said “The grads are honored to help Curt as he grew up in Lake Cowichan and is such a community minded person.”
All the proceeds from the evening’s event were donated to Knippelberg’s plight which was about $500 — but the grand total won’t be known until after spring break when everything can be tallied. To be added to the total are the proceeds from the concession. Tim Hortons donated coffee and donuts for the grads to sell.
Knillelberg gave a shoutout to the grads on his Facebook page saying “Big love going out to all the LCSS students organizing and taking part in the Grad Fashion Show. Was a great time guys.
“Wishing everyone the best in their grad year.”
Seventeen of the LCSS grads modelled clothes from local retail stores Fit for a Princess and Scarlett’s Boutique and from Duncan’s Martin’s Men’s Wear, The Garment District and others. The show covered an entire gamut of entertainment from music by teachers Shannon Steignenger and Adrian Achurch to casual attire and evening wear.