Grads getup easy on the wallet

Magic Wand Project helps with graduation attire costs

Want to make an environmental statement at grad this year? Would you prefer to spend your hard-earned money on travel or your education instead of a fancy grad getup? Or, perhaps you might want to look stunningly dapper in fancy new duds, without spending  your first year’s university tuition to do so?

Then, have you considered the reduce reuse recycle model? Yep, it can apply to fashion too.

While it’s a little bit of a last minute notice, there is a program that provides formal wear for graduating students throughout Vancouver Island: The Magic Wand Project.

This year, the first set of boutique days are scheduled for Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2. You have to make an appointment to view the formal wear as the Project is run from a private residence. Call Elizabeth Surerus at 250-658-0246 to book a session.

While there is a small fee to cover dry-cleaning (a relief, really, if you think about it), this project will allow you to look your best at graduation and keep your money in your pocket to go towards furthering your education or travelling (which also constitutes furthering your education!).