Image: A film still showing models in a local fashion show (SPRA 0477.04.03.07, Fonds 477: Eaglesham and District Drama Club fonds)
Movie Monday highlights videos from the Archives’ film collection. Every week, an archival film will be featured on our YouTube channel and here on our blog. The Movie Monday project is made possible with the generous funding support of Swan City Rotary Club of Grande Prairie.
If you have an interest in fashions of the past, this Movie Monday is for you! Today we are sharing footage from a 1989 fashion show, presented by the Eaglesham and District Agricultural Society.
The outfits in the fashion show were created and donated by local businesses, and modelled by local citizens. Clothing categories included sports and casual wear, Western wear, career wear, and dress wear. Models ranged in age from toddlers to senior citizens, making it a true community affair. Throughout the show, door prizes were offered and accessories were demonstrated by volunteers.
The Eaglesham and District Agricultural Society was founded in 1971 with fifty-one charter members. The Society purchased a fairgrounds where exhibition buildings, a race track, ball diamond, BMX track, and playground were added over the years. The Agricultural Society supported – and continues to support – many community events like the fashion show featured in this video. The Society’s aim is to enhance the quality of life in the district by strengthening relationships between rural communities and by supporting local youth and cultivating leadership.
Note: some portions of this film have been muted due to copyright.