First Nations Friendship Centre hosts prep for success

From makeup and hairstyling to life coaching, young women ages 19 to 29 enjoyed an evening of pampering

Rebecca Roth (left)

Rebecca Roth (left)

A gala evening of food, makeup and life-coaching techniques was recently presented for 10 young ladies at the Kekuli Apartments just in time for the holiday season.

Owned and operated by the First Nations Friendship Centre in Vernon, the Kekuli Apartments is a complex designed for people ages 19 to 29 who are facing barriers to affordable housing.

The evening was intended to demonstrate easy makeup,  hair styles, personal presentation techniques and life-coaching tips that the ladies could apply in their search for work and daily living, while taking a positive step toward greater success.

A wonderful team of professionals came together to donate time, products and their skills: Holly Deleenheer and Jennica Camalush with Noir Salon; volunteer Hayley Halliwell; Devyn McMillan, Lux Life life coaching and makeup artist.

In addition, many products were donated to create gift packs for each participant as well as a free hair style provided by Camalush. The Friendship Centre would like to thank the Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart for generous donations for the gift packs as well as Bean to Cup and Nature’s Fare for delicious appies.

The First Nations Friendship Centre would like to thank all of the professional volunteers as well as the ladies who took a few hours to improve their skills in personal presentation. The next event will focus on the youth program and a special evening for men’s grooming and styling tips.