An unusual fashion show and planning a trip to Portland

  • February 22, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Two events in one. For those interested in fashion history and political activism, there is:

1) Radical Rags - The Fashion of Activism http://civilrightsnow.ca

Throughout history, fashion has provided the signage for social, political, and cultural changes within our society. From the fight for womens’ right to vote in the early 1900’s, through womens’ participation in both world wars, to the peace, anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960’s, the womens’ liberation movement which progressed throughout the 1970’s, and the on-going struggle for gay equality, disability and environmental rights of the present day.

These often controversial battles for equality all have a common thread – iconic fashions or signs of the times which identify the cause and depict the generation. Presented by local fashion historian, Ivan Sayers, Radical Rags – a live model fashion show- will showcase fashions which define social movements and cultural milestones from the early 1900’s to present day. Ivan Sayers will take us on a historical journey telling the story of how and why political activism became fashionable.

Tickets are $35. Purchase your tickets at the website above.

2) Portland is calling! Did you know you can go to Portland with Amtrak for $49?

Bring your laptops or iPads and let's plan a trip to Portland. The Amtrak site says "Tax-free shopping, 52 craft breweries (more than any other city in the world), and a culinary scene including restaurants, specialty shops and an entire month of $29 three-course menus in March, is just an Amtrak train ride away. Take the Amtrak Cascades Portland Express, Book Early and Save 25%. Ride in style this winter and spend a few days exploring Portland and all the things that make it one of the most talked about cities in the nation.

Is anyone interested in train travel for a weekend trip? It's a short trip, but for those of us who like trains, short can still be sweet.

Let's meet at the Betty, in the Burrard Hotel, after the fashion show and talk about the possibilities of a trip to Portland.

RSVP and please let me know if you will join me at either event, or both!

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  • Natasha

    Excellent event. I wouldn't have heard about the fashion show otherwise.

    February 23, 2014

  • Elinor W.

    That was an excellent event. Loved the fashions and commentary. Thanks everyone who attended.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Julie I

    Are we meeting somewhere before the show

    February 21, 2014

    • Elinor W.

      Could we meet outside on the steps if it is sunny, and inside the lobby if it's not?

      February 21, 2014

    • Julie I

      sure, just before 2?

      February 22, 2014

  • Julie I

    I will come to the fashion only

    February 21, 2014

  • Colleen

    Sorry I can't make it. Sounds like fun!

    February 21, 2014

  • kathy b.

    Hi Elinor. Thanks for the lovely invite. I have seen Ivan's wonderful presentations before, but unfortunately I cannot attend this time. Keep us posted on what dates you decide in March. How about March 15th to 17th?

    February 17, 2014

    • Elinor W.

      So many great reviews of Ivan, I'm looking forward to the afternoon show more and more. I'm already taking Amtrak to Seattle March 13th and returning March 14th, so I don't think I'll be going to Portland that weekend. But stay tuned for updates.

      February 18, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Sorry that I couldn't make the fashion show either. Please keep me informed about the potential trip to Portland. Thanks!!

    February 17, 2014

  • Jannie L.

    Hi, I am a new member. I am interested in going to Portland, but I can't able to come to the fashion show. Please update with me about the trip to Portland. Thanks.

    February 17, 2014

  • Barb E.

    Hi, I am unable to attend the meeting next Saturday, however, I am interested in going to Portland. Please keep me informed.

    February 16, 2014

    • Elinor W.

      Hi Barb, Probably best to watch this site or message me after the weekend for updates.

      February 17, 2014

  • Rebecca

    I'm interested in the Portland trip. Could you pls advise when exactly we will arrive Burrard Hotel?

    February 16, 2014

    • Elinor W.

      Just as soon as the other event is over. So if the event is over at 4, it's just across the street.

      February 17, 2014

  • Jenni L.

    Looking forward to the Fashion Show, Ivan always does great presentations. Curious about the Portland trip, it's a wonderful walkable city.

    February 16, 2014

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