Kale Bajowsky poses at the end of the runway during the 3rd annual ‘Trashion Show’ at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. The event saw participants make outfits out of completely recyclable materials to celebrate Earth Day. Bajowsky’s skirt was put together using recycled restaurant bills. Executive director of the North Columbia Environmental Society, Kate Borucz, called the event a creative way to bring awareness to environmental issues.“It’s such an amazing and creative way to bring awareness to serious environmental issues,” said Borucz. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS: Revelstoke celebrates Earth Day in style

The third annual ‘Trashion Show’ drew about a hundred people to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke residents celebrated Earth Day in style.

On Sunday more than 100 people gathered at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort for the third annual ‘Trashion Show.’

The grassroots event saw students, adolescents and adults come together to turn trash that might have ended up in the landfill into beautiful outfits.

North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES) executive director Kate Borucz, who helped organize the event, called it a creative way to find solutions to pressing environmental issues.

“It’s such an amazing and creative way to bring awareness to serious environmental issues,” said Borucz. “It helps people realize how much waste their generating and how much of that ends up in the landfill. It’s just one little thing we do, but it makes a big difference.”

Among the materials contestants used for their outfits were plastic bags, soda cans, inner tubes, juice cartons, straws and bread tags.

Local students also had some of their work on sustainable urban planning on display for those in attendance.

Begbie View Elementary teacher Sarah Newton and Wildsight sustainability educator Janette Vickers said that over eight weeks students worked together to build cities complete with their own local food systems, water conservation tools, and sustainable energy sources.

Student Will Hobgood, who participated in the project, called it fun and engaging. He said it helped him to learn more about how his actions impact the environment.

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Designer Jade Gregg, whose work ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ was exhibited in the show and modeled by Conner Platten, said events like the Trashion Show help bring awareness to the role the textile industry plays in generating landfill waste.

“Textile is a huge waste issue right now, and we’re throwing almost 100 million tons of garbage into landfills every year in North America,” said Gregg, whose creation was made up of the inner tubes she used in her bike.

Gregg also used straws she collected over the year at restaurants and bars to make the bumblebees wings.

Alyssa “Vee” Veerenhuis, whose roman gladiator style outfit made out of recycled pop tops was modelled by Dan Brown, took first place.

Brown was the only man to walk the runway on Sunday.

Money raised from entries and a silent auction will be donated to the NCES and to WaterAid.

The event was hosted by Birch and Lace.

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Sisters Grace and Ava Ast pose for a photo before participating in the third annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The event saw those participating design and model outfits made of completely recycled materials. Mom said it took the kids about two months to plan and design their outfits. Grace is wearing a warrior princess inspired outfit, while Ava is wearing a robot inspired one. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Teachers Sarah Newton and Janette Vickers pose in front of their students smart cities project on display for attendees of the third annual trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. Newton and Vickers said the project had students think in depth about sustainable urban planning over the course of eight weeks. Newton is sporting an outfit made out of old inner tubes, and Vickers is wearing one made out of a potato bag and bread clips. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Three year-old Grace Ast struts her stuff on the runway in a warrior princess outfit during the Third Annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22, 2018. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

(Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review) Stephany Trinker works the runaway at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Earth Day. Trinker participated in the 3rd annual Trashion Show hosted by Birch and Lace.

Dan Brown poses at the end of the runaway during the third annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. Brown and designer Alyssa “Vee” Verenhuis took home first place. The roman Gladiator outfit was made out of recycled pop tops. Brown, the only man to participate in the fashion show, called it an honour to be able to be an outlet for “Vee’s” creativity. “It was an honour to be a platform for her creativity,” said Brown. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Hannah Whitney walks the runway during the Third Annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

(Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review) Teacher Sarah Newton makes her way down the runway during the 3rd annual Trashion Show on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.

Shezza Malik sports an outfit designed by Sarah Spurr entitled “reduce, reuse, recycle” during the 3rd annual Trashion show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. “She really sold it,” said Spurr. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Ilaria Widmer, and sister Ava and Grace Ast strut their stuff on the runway as they await the results of the third annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22, 2018. Widmer said the Trashion show helped her become more aware of what she was using. Grace and Ava Ast were sporting a warrior princess inspired outfit and robit inspired outfit respectively. Mom said they worked on their outfits for two months. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

(Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review) Models await the results of the third annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22, 2018.

Ilaria Widmer and Mia Shivaunn make their way towards the runaway to await the results of the 3rd annual Trashion Show hosted at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Judges Jossianne Wilson, Karl Jost, Pam Jensen, and Jody Lownds, tally up the results during the third annual Trashion Show at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on April 22. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Winning designer Alyssa “Vee” Veerenhuis, model Dan Brown, and Stephany Trinker pose for a photo after “Vee” and Brown take home first place. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

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