BELL HIGH SCHOOL PROM POP-UP

AS WE HEAD INTO JUNE GRADE 12 STUDENTS ARE TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO AN IMPORTANT RITE OF PASSAGE.   THE SCHOOL PROM.   WHILE IT'S EXCITING, IT CAN ALSO MEAN WORRY AND DISAPPOINTMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR TEENS WHO DON'T HAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO SPEND ON GOWNS AND SUITS.  

AT BELL HIGH SCHOOL IN OTTAWA'S WEST END A DEDICATED TEACHER RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO MAKE PROM MORE AFFORDABLE.   I MET WITH KAREN KURLICKI AND HER BAND OF VOLUNTEERS TO SEE HOW THEY MAKE PROM WISHES COME TRUE.

ONCE THE PROM POP UP IS OVER, KAREN AND HER VOLUNTEERS FACE A HUGE CHALLENGE OF STORING THE LEFTOVER GOWNS.  IF ANYONE HAS A NICE, CLEAN AND PROPER PLACE TO SAFELY KEEP THE GOWNS AND DRESSES UNTIL NEXT SPRING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.