The players rehearse for the Musical Extravaganza fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus Branch. The fundraiser will be held April 30.

The players rehearse for the Musical Extravaganza fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus Branch. The fundraiser will be held April 30.

Show of support for legion

Strutting their stuff and looking good while they do it, the Royal Canadian Legion will be taken over by seniors intent on raising funds for the Chemainus branch.

“We knew the legion needed some funds, so we decided to put on a fashion show as a fundraiser,” explained Alma Hughes, one of the choreographers.

The group of about 30 will be sashaying down the runway in clothes from local store, Kinney Clothing Co. and then putting on a bit of a show.

“There will be a little variety show as well, with singing and dancing,” choreographer Dawn Adams said.

The “Musical Extravaganza” will also feature tea, lunch and commentary by Michael Pickard.

“It should be a good show,” Hughes said.

She said she’s looking forward to the fashion.

“I’d like to wear something elegant.”

The group rehearses every Wednesday morning.

“There’s a few new people here which is excellent,” Hughes said.

One of the four men participating, Bob Rawn joked about his involvement.

“I got roped into it,” he said with a laugh.

But he’s serious about the work.

“I always do show things, I always enjoy it.”

Gordon Corns agreed.

“It creates a sense of community. That’s what it’s all about.”

Adams said the cast is having a lot of fun, but are still mindful of the reason.

“It’s a chance to give back to the legion. They do so much for the community.”

The fundraiser is Saturday, April 30. Doors open at 12 p.m., tea is at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Chemainus Legion Lounge and Kinney Clothing Co.

For more information call the Chemainus Legion at 250-246-4532.