TDot TV's Gail McInnes to support UNICEF at Ottawa Fashion Week

TDot TV Fashion Correspondent Gail McInnes

Photo: Francisco Garcia | Hair/Makeup: Greg Wencel

TORONTO, February 07, 2012: We are thrilled to announce that TDot TV Fashion Correspondent, Gail McInnes, will be one of the celebrity models walking for "Runway for a Better Way", a fashion show in support of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) during the upcoming Ottawa Fashion Week.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be participating in 'Runway for a Better Way' during Ottawa Fashion Week to benefit UNICEF. It's a bit surreal to be finding myself on the runway in Canada's capital city with so many well-known faces, but I couldn't think of a better cause to support. The funds raised from this event will be used to better the lives of children around the world, and knowing that I was a small part of it means so much. Ottawa Fashion Week has grown so much over the past few years and I can't wait to see all the design talent the city has to offer" said Gail.

Other celebrity models scheduled to appear in the show include Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas/Call Me Fitz), Rosey Edeh (ET Canada), Tré Armstrong (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Erica Wark (CBC's Steven and Chris), Leesa Butler (www.f-list.ca), Casie Stewart (www.casiestewart.com), Elizabeth Manley (Olympic Silver Medalist), Cory Lee (Degrassi), TL Rader (Professional Ballroom Dancer) and Solange Tuyishime (UNICEF Canada Ambassador) - in designs by Rachel Sin (www.rachelsin.com) , DeMOYO (www.paidemoyochideya.com) and Sarah Stevenson (www.sarahstevensondesign.com) with jewellery by MMCrystal (www.MMCrystal.com).

"Runway for a Better Way" will be organized and co-hosted by Ottawa native, Kevin Carroll (www.allaccesswithkevin.com) on Sunday, February 19th 2012 in the Confederation Ballroom at the Westin Hotel Ottawa

UNICEF is the world's leading child-focused humanitarian and development agency. Through innovative programs and advocacy work, they save children's lives and secure their rights in virtually every country. Their global reach, unparalleled influence on policymakers, and diverse partnerships make them an instrumental force in shaping a world in which no child dies of a preventable cause. UNICEF is entirely supported by voluntary donations and helps all children, regardless of race, religion or politics.

"UNICEF Canada is thrilled to be the charitable beneficiary of Ottawa Fashion Week," says Susan Larkin, Director of Community Engagement for UNICEF Canada. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the fashion community in Ottawa to show their support of UNICEF's work delivering life-saving services to children around the world.  Our thanks to the organizers, sponsors and participants of Ottawa Fashion Week for helping children survive and thrive."

$10 from each Sunday and week pass sold will go towards UNICEF and its programming. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.ottawafashionweek.ca/consumer.php.

About Ottawa Fashion Week

The Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW) mandate is to provide a platform for national and international designers and artists to showcase their talent. Over the course of seven seasons, OFW has grown into an avenue of expression, creativity and innovation. The pursuit of artistic expression in all its forms is a defining element in the success of Ottawa Fashion Week. The fifth year anniversary season of Ottawa Fashion Week will be presented with support from the National Capital Commission (NCC) as the highlight of the Winterlude festival from February 17th  to 19th in the Confederation Ballroom of the Westin Hotel Ottawa (11 Colonel By Drive).