September 08, 2010 — The UFV student-led Multicultural Fashion Show promises to be the highlight for the third year in a row at ABBYFEST, Abbotsford Multicultural Festival, held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Exhibition Center.
“Every year, UFV students organize a fashion show to showcase their cultural dress and music,” says Michelle Rickaby, UFV International volunteer coordinator. “They also help host a world cultural garden, where visitors can learn more about other cultures through displays, arts, and crafts.”
This year, second year psychology student Hargun Dhutt is coordinating the fashion show, with the support of Justin Merluza, a graduate of UFV’s Fashion Design program.
“It’s a bigger challenge than I expected,” says Hargun. “Not all student volunteers bring their cultural dress to Canada, so I’ve worked with the UFV theater department to help us find costumes.”
“We’re trying to come up with a fresh outlook and do something different than what has been done before,” Hargun adds. “We’re going to add a modern touch to formal clothing from all over the globe. And we’re working on a brand new choreography to spice up the show.”
The Multicultural Fashion Show takes the stage at 1 p.m. at the Ag-Rec building on 32470 Haida Drive. It is part of an amazing line-up of cultural activities, performances, and entertainment that will run from 9:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. at the Exhibition Center.
Join us to support our international students and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity. Visit the ABBYFEST website for a full schedule of events.