Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP media spokesperson Gord Molendyk earned another $140 for the North Okanagan Hospice Society by wearing the same loud jacket he wore during the Dancing With The Vernon Stars’ event to the Monday morning media briefing.

Jacket steps back into spotlight

Maybe Gord Molendyk would have made more money not to wear the jacket.

Maybe Gord Molendyk would have made more money not to wear the jacket.

The amiable Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment’s media spokesperson earned another $140 towards the North Okanagan Hospice Society by donning the same, loud jacket he wore during Friday’s Dancing With the Vernon Stars event at the weekly Monday morning media RCMP briefing session.

“On Friday, I was asked whether we would auction the jacket off and nobody wanted to buy it. I can’t understand why,” chuckled Molendyk as he displayed the bright red jacket adorned with silver stars Monday morning.

“An anonymous donor said they would donate $100 if I wore it to the Monday morning meeting, and other people started putting money in.”

Molendyk and his wife, Christine, performed a night-club two-step during the popular Dancing With the Vernon Stars event before a capacity crowd at the Vernon Recreation Complex Friday.

It was Christine who found the jacket while on a trip looking for clothes to wear for the Broadway-themed evening.

“Just my luck, the damned thing fit me,” laughed Molendyk. “So I had to wear it.”

The evening of dance drew amateur couples, including the Molendyks, and local dignitaries paired with professional dancers from Vernon’s Cheek to Cheek studio, which organizes and hosts the event with Digital Dean Photography.

The event raise more than $18,000 for NOHA.

 

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