Like little girls dressing as princesses, ladies in the valley will be looking extravagantly glamourous for this year’s fifth annual Galarama in Edgewater.
This Saturday, April 13th, the Edgewater Recreation Society will be hosting the event at the Edgewater Community Hall. The Diva Style theme, will “give you an opportunity to dress to the nines,” said Tammy Tutte, president of the recreation society and event’s organizer.
“Wear all the sparkliest things you have in your closet – something you would never dream of wearing any other time,” she said. “It’s a night to dress up the best you can and have a good laugh.”
Though the Galarama serves as a fundraiser, Ms. Tutte says the event is much-needed in the valley.
“We always found that ladies in the valley were all friends and it’s hard to get together as often as we would like,” she said. “So we found that picking an evening where lady friends and new friends can get together.”
She says attending women can expect to be pampered, as vendors in attendance will be offering hair accessories, jewelry, and items that can be purchased and taken home. There will be a fashion show led by Inside Edge, as well as fancy drinks, hors d’ouevres, and bar service.
Spending an evening at a licensed event in Edgewater can pose a transportation challenge for many people, but Edgewater’s Recreation Society teamed up with a valley building company to solve the problem.
“John Wolfe Construction has donated the use of their bus and a driver, and what they’ll do is pick up people from Invermere and Radium and bring them to the event, and return them at the end of the night. It’s to help encourage ladies who live further from Edgewater to participate and not have to worry about driving.”
Ms. Tutte says the organization uses the bus transportation for most of their events now, “because we want all the valley to be involved in our events and be able to do it safely. All the support we get is tremendous, and the ladies won’t be disappointed,” she said.
“This is our third year offering the bus, and we’ve basically found it to become a staple to the event.”
The evening begins at 7 p.m., with the bus leaving Invermere’s CIBC at 6:30 p.m., and Radium’s Prestige Inn at 6:50 p.m. Galarama runs until 1 a.m.
Advanced tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Picture This Foto Source in Invermere and Pip’s General Store in Edgewater.