Historic photo shoot honours mothers

For those who believe giving flowers on Mother's Day is a cliché, the Westbank Museum has an alternative solution.

The museum will celebrate mothers this year with an old-fashioned photo shoot.

Westside families are invited to come down to the museum from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 7 to 10, dress up in old western costumes and smile.

"We thought this would be an entertaining way to connect past and present," said Carmen Clark, executive director of the museum.

"We would like to honour the women who made sacrifices to give us the lifestyle we enjoy today.

"Bring your mother, grandmother or aunt, any woman who has had a positive impact on your life that you would like to acknowledge with a unique photo."

Central Okanagan Photographic Society member Caron Ridgeway will be on location to take the shots.

Each photo shoot is expected to last 15 minutes; costumes will be provided.

The cost is a donation of $5 per person, which will go toward the museum's fundraising efforts. For donations of $20 or more, an income tax deduction receipt will be provided. Payments must be maid with cash or cheques.

Ridgeway will e-mail the old-fashioned shots by May 12—output and framing will not be included.

Those interested are encouraged to call and book an appointment with the museum at 250-768-0110.

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