First off I want to thank Lisa, CLH Volunteer Co-ordinator for asking my daughter Melissa to be part of such a wonderful experience in the fashion show, it was truly amazing. Right from day one, everyone was so professional and easy going at the same time. Melissa's fitting with Nancy was amazing, she made Melissa feel so important and asked Melissa if she liked the clothes, which I thought was great. The night of the show was very busy when we arrived. The waiting to get in took a little longer than we thought it should but that was fine we got to visit with friends. The atmosphere was so energetic and the decorations were beautiful, the tray of appetizers were very tasty. We thought that it was very well organized, if there were any glitches we did not see them, everything to us ran smoothly. Melissa was very excited when asked to participate and she made many friends while doing it. She has asked if she could do it again next year. All the models were handsome and beautiful and looked like they were having a great time. Can't wait to go next year. Thank you to all who took part in this years Fashion Show, it was a pleasure to watch.
Dear Linda, Thank you for your testimonial! We enjoyed having Melissa modelling for us this year. She is a lovely young woman with a beautiful smile! Lisa Maloney, CLH Volunteer Co-ordinator does such a wonderful job recruiting all the models and volunteers. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you at next year's show!
Lisa ( my sister ), thank you for persuading me to take time out of my busy life to ‘give a little back’ by volunteering in A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s 16th Annual Spring Fashion Show in Partnership with CLHFoundation.ca. I never expected my experience to be so memorable and positive. The day of the rehearsal I was amazed by the positive energy in the room and the love and compassionate towards those supported by CHL. The fashion show itself was a great success and a lot of fun. Nancy Spiker and her team did an amazing job. I will always remember the excitement of the girls as they were getting their hair and make-up done, beautiful Melissa and her smile as she walked out in her first outfit, Stephanie rolling up in her red corvette, John proud as can be with big red lip marks on his cheek, and the relationship between Patsy and Grant could never go unnoticed. I had the opportunity to chat with Liz Moran. I have never met anyone like her in my life. I find I become emotional when I think of all that she has given of herself and the love and care she provides. She truly is an angel and those in her care are blessed. Thank you CLHFoundation.ca and A Passion for Fashion Inc. for letting me be part of your event. It truly was a memorable experience.
Hello Connie! Thank you so much for volunteering your time for our show and making such a terrific model! Lisa Maloney, Volunteer Co-ordinator always does an amazing job bringing all the volunteers together for this very special evening. We agree with you that the experience is memorable, rewarding and very inspiring. Thanks again for being a part of this wonderful event - we enjoyed having you!
Thank you Annie! We had a blast too organizing the event with CLH ladies Danielle Smith and Lisa Maloney and our committee members. I'm so happy to hear your first time at our fashion show was so much fun that it will bring you back again and again!
Lisa, you do a wonderful job as Volunteer Co-ordinator with CLH and in recruiting all the models for the show every year! There is always a great sense of teamwork with all involved and it really does feel like a family when we come together for this event. And I agree, it is heartwarming to hear of the positive changes that occur with the people CLH supports and how they become more confident, outgoing and develop a terrific sense of fashion! Life changing, as you said, and extremely rewarding to see.
Chantale - you always make us laugh! OK - are the five stars for all of us or just for our lovely Rita - Conchita? All kidding aside, thank you for shopping in our store and bringing in your smile and laughter. We have so much fun with you and enjoy your visits. Please come again soon!
Thank you to the fantastic staff of Meridian Credit Union! You are the best greeters - EVER! Thanks for all the great work you do in our community as you all inspire us to do more and achieve more. Your sponsorship and support are greatly appreciated by us and CLHFoundation.ca!
I enjoy going into the store knowing I will leave with a dress that will fit me and work for the event I'm attending. The staff know exactly what size to bring you for each designer and give a truthful opinion of which outfit looks best.
Hello Garfield! It was great having you and your lovely wife, Jane model in our fashion show again this year! It was also interesting to hear you say how much the audience loved the music of Prince and how you thought this was the best show to date. I know many people have their favourite shows from the past four years ( of collaborating with CLH ) so it's great to know they can add a new favourite to their list!
Many thanks to you and Doris for your entertaining banter and commentating duties at our fashion show! You had the audience in stitches again! Thanks for all the positive feedback as I haven't seen the show yet ( am waiting for the DVD! ). Your support is greatly appreciated!
Hello Colin, Tara and Jackson! Thanks so much for joining us at our fashion show and for your very enthusiastic review! I share the kudos with the lovely ladies at CLH, Danielle Smith, Fundraising Manager and Lisa Maloney, Volunteer Co-ordinator for our great synergy in working together. We also had a great committee and an army of volunteers who assisted in making it a successful evening. We definitely look forward to working with you in the near future Colin!
Still talking about the Passion for Fashion fundraiser for CLH on Friday night. Enjoyed the evening tremendously with my daughter and a great friend. It was truly an extraordinary event that filled us all with inspiration--what a beautiful display of inclusiveness, not to mention the fabulous fashions, models and taste of talent in our little community. Proof that you don't have to be big to make a big impact--well done Nancy and your awesome group of volunteers and supporters! I will be waiting with anticipation for next year's date:D
We are so happy you made it the show this year and that you enjoyed it immensely! We agree that the inclusion of the people CLH supports in our show is both inspirational and heartwarming. Their smiles and happiness are evidence that inclusion and acceptance are not only great for them but for everyone in the room that night. Thank you again to you and Jamey Drummond ( Edward Jones ) for your support and sponsorship! Much appreciation!
Thank you for the great review Dave! We are thrilled you and Delia enjoyed the fashion show! The red Corvette was certainly one of the many highlights of the night and we had a lot of fun with that set. Many thanks go to Nadine Goman and her son Michael for the wonderful car for Stephanie!
I found A Passion for Fashion on the internet through searching for Joseph Ribkoff designs.I contacted the shop and from there ordered a blouse which I am delighted with. The whole experience of dealing with the staff was first- class and a pleasure to find such good customer service.
We are thrilled you are so happy with your new blouse and with the customer service we provided you with! It was lovely assisting you and we look forward to hearing from you again when you are next searching for something special. Thank you for writing in with your positive review Ann!
We accidentally entered your shop in Midland, while staying overnight during a holiday trip to Georgian Bay. I already knew the Joseph Ribkoff fashion line, but was particularly impressed by your collection and very much appreciated your pleasant personal advise. That time and later on via your webshop and by telephone, I have since then repeatedly placed orders, to be delivered by our daughter as courier, who lives in Toronto, on her visits home. I love to wear Ribkoff, with particuloar pleasure because this is directly from the country of origin. As soon as we happen to pass by again on a next holiday trip,we will certainly drop in again. Kind regards, Betty Noordermeer
Thank you for writing in with your lovely review! We are so glad you have continued to shop with us after your initial visit to our area and shop. We enjoy hearing from you and sending you the latest "Made in Canada" fashions! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you here and abroad!
I discovered the "A Passion for Fashion" website while searching for a Joseph Ribkoff top I desperately desired. My inquiry was answered promptly and even though my size was not available, with Nancy's guidance the one size-up worked perfectly due to the style and my physique. After learning about my preferences, Nancy searched her inventory and worked with the brand rep to "show" me several other figure flattering styles. I selected a fabulous dress that I wish I could own in every color (that's how great it looks on). It was like having a personal shopping experience, yet we never met and are separated by thousands of miles! My parcels arrived beautifully packaged with the attention to detail and customer service very much in evidence with every interaction. I hope one day to be able to visit the store properly but until then at least I can access the wonderful services of the staff at "A Passion for Fashion" long distance! For you lucky local ladies, go ahead, open that door and step-in and for those on-line, place an order-you won't be disappointed!
Thank you so much for the glowing review! It has been an absolute pleasure serving you online and over the phone! I can tell from our conversations that you are a very well spoken, intelligent woman with impeccable taste, and that you wear your clothing with style and confidence. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to assist you with your inquiries - we look forward to helping you again in the near future!
I've known Nancy for sixteen years and have been shopping in her store. I can't even count the number of outfits I've purchased. Her staff have always been helpful, and I love to know that there is a local business in town where I can shop.
Hi Barb! I'm so happy we can help you find whatever it is you are looking for, whether it be casual, career or dressy for galas and special occasions. Thank you for thinking of us and supporting local businesses!
It is my third time to the store. It's a wonderful store. The first time I came was during the tugboat festival and I noticed that they sold Joseph Ribkoff. I decided to check it out to see if I found something for a wedding coming up. I did find something, and something for every day, formal and informal.
Hello Sheila! Thank you for the nice compliment, especially coming from one of the most stylish women I know! I always love our visits together as it feels like I am catching up with a dear friend. See you soon!
It's been wonderful getting to know you Kim! You wear your dresses well and you instantly know if they are going to work for you or not. Thank you for shopping at our boutique and for the compliments about our terrific staff!
For the quality of the merchandise, the staff are honest and straightforward, and if they tell me something looks nice I believe them. I trust their fashion advice. Nancy has sent me a card and two follow up emails asking about how my mother is doing, because she hasn't been doing well. Where else can you shop where they care about you as a person and not just a customer?
Dear Barb, Thank you for updating me on how your mother is doing. We always enjoy seeing her come in with you so please let her know we miss her when she is unable to accompany you. Thanks also for the nice comments about the staff and merchandise. I will be sure to share the compliments with Rita, Sharon and Nicole!
Thank you for shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc. for many years Sandy! We appreciate your business and your enjoyment of our fundraising fashion shows. Please keep telling us all of the compliments you receive on your outfits!
Hello Marina - it is always wonderful to see your beautiful smile, your positive attitude and your enthusiasm for the latest fashions! We thoroughly enjoy you and your visits. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about our store and staff. I proudly tell people you were our very first client and we are thrilled you continue to support us. Much appreciation from all of us!
I would just like to say that I have known Nancy for many years and really value her opinion when it comes to fashion. I know that I can walk into her store and try something on and she will honestly tell me if it works for me or not. After all, if it does not look good on than that would be a reflection on her as we are advertising her store once we wear our outfits in public. I have always received great compliments when wearing items from Nancy's store which in turn makes me go back to buy more. A job well done, Nancy!!! Thanks for all the great service you have given me in the past and I am sure into the future.
Thank you for your positive review Laurie! I'm honoured to first know you as a client, and then as a very good friend. I love catching up with you whenever you come in, and we always share many stories and laughs while also managing to get your wardrobe together! Thank you for your constant support and friendship. You are one terrific woman and we all enjoy outfitting you!
Dear Nancy & Sharon......I want to take this opportunity to thank-you both for the wonderful service I received recently at your exquisite boutique "Passion for Fashion: Both of you certainly live up to the store's name. Love my new red dress with the darling black patent leather heels. Together, they are stunning.
As for my two new dresses, which I ordered on-line (thanks Nancy for your suggestions) arrived by post yesterday and I can sincerely tell you they fit beautifully and look great! I was a little hesitant about ordering on-line; however no more. Hats off to you both for providing such a wonderful experience. It was a highlight of my trip to Midland.
For anyone reading this, I would recommend taking a drive to this beautiful waterfront community with its colourful murals painted on building walls & the grain silos depicting the history of its town.....and for those who take me up on my suggestion don't forget to visit this darling little shop filled with fashion that is definitely selected by someone with passion.
One more thing, for anyone who enjoys Pad Thai stop by Uncle Roy's (just down from Passion for Fashion) on the main street in Downtown Midland or The Boathouse located at the harbour front. Both are very, very good! I will definitely keep in touch.
It was an absolute pleasure assisting you in the store last Saturday! It's hard to believe Sharon and I met you a week ago as it feels like we have known each other for ages! We love your enthusiasm for fashion and the passion you have in the betterment of small towns.
Thank you for shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc. and for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We absolutely look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Midland. Thank you so much for your testimonial!
Thank you for shopping at our store Liz and for commenting on the Canadian made lines! We are excited to tell you and our other clients that we will be bringing in MORE made in Canada collections in the fall 2013 season! We will keep you posted. Thanks again!
My friends in the city now know when they are admiring something I am wearing to say "you bought that in Midland didn't you" !!!With this in mind,I bought a beautiful dress on Saturday to wear to my U. of Toronto reunion in June. Thank you Nancy for your taste and assistance for many years. Aline
It's great seeing you Aline - you always have a smile on your face and such a positive attitude! You looked fantastic in your new dress - thumbs up from everyone in the store, including our other clients! Thank you for shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc. and also for bringing in your friends when they're up for a visit. We truly appreciate your support of our store and downtown Midland!
Being caught up in this fast paced crazy world, there never seems to be enough time to meet the demands of the day. I find myself rushing to make use of every limited and precious second. I am the whirlwind shopper who needs that perfect outfit for an evening at the opera which inevitably I have less than an hour to prepare. I wish to applaud the staff at A Passion for Fashion for being welcoming, understanding and assisting me in choosing the perfect and much sought after outfit. The array, style and colours of dress wear that can be found at A Passion for Fashion is phenomenal and never disappointing. My latest purchase, the red dress with silver zippers, designer Joseph Ribkoff, was an absolute winner. My husband was very much pleased and I had been approached by many commenting on how much they liked the dress. My hat goes off to Nancy and staff at A Passion for Fashion for their exceptional service and astounding selection. Thanks!
Thank you for the wonderful review Patricia! We always enjoy your visits to our store and relish the challenge of finding you the perfect outfits for your special nights at the opera, all done in record time! Thank you for thinking of us whenever you are looking for a new dress and for all the lovely compliments - I will be sure to pass them on to our terrific staff of Rita, Sharon and Nicole. We appreciate your continued patronage over the years and feel honored to serve you!
Thank you for your wonderful annual fundraising fashion show - Jeremy was so excited to participate in this event and fulfill his "life-time dream of being a fashion model". We were very proud of him and were touched by the caring and compassionate people who organized, volunteered for and participated in the fashion show. The clothing was wonderful. A Passion for Fashion has it all - great clothing and great service from amazing staff.
Hello Mary Ellen! Thank you so much to you and Jeremy for being a part of our fashion show with proceeds going to CLH! Jeremy has earned rave reviews for his modelling and has won over many hearts in the room that night! A note of thanks also goes to Garfield Dunlop, Dave Sibley and Tony Hume for their encouragement to Jeremy behind the scenes. Thanks again for the positive review and the nice words about our great staff!
Thank you for my favourite clothing store, a lovely selection, good quality and excellent service provided by happy and helpful staff. Thank you also, Nancy, for organizing a wonderful uplifting fashion show every April in support of Community Living Huronia. The highlight for me is the happy faces of the CLH clients walking with confidence along the runway. What a gift this is for them as well as for all who attend.
Carol, we are so glad you can make the show every year since we started the evening events three years ago with proceeds going to CLH! It's extremely rewarding as a volunteer to see the absolute joy on the faces of the people CLH supports when they make their way down the runway. And, to hear the audience cheering them all on makes the whole evening a very special night for everyone involved! Thank you for your positive feedback and for your lovely compliments!
Garfield - you light up our store with your megawatt smile! We thoroughly enjoy your visits to our store as you usually have us laughing while helping you select items for your beautiful wife, Jane. It's always a pleasure to help you out! Thanks for the review and your support of our annual fashion show!
It's always a pleasure to help you out Jane, and we were grateful for the opportunity to be of assistance to you after your house fire. Thank you for the nice words about the staff too - I will pass along your compliments!
I received a Gift Certificate for A Passion for Fashion Boutique and it was my first experience at this women's clothing store. The owner, Nancy, was very knowledgeable with her merchandise and she really helped me to choose several outfits, in which, I had many compliments. I now recommend this boutique to all my friends where they can go and have a fun-filled experience in shopping. Lisa
It's great having you as a new customer Lisa! You looked fabulous in the outfits we picked out together and I am so happy to hear about all the compliments you received. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again soon!
Passion for Fashion is a wonderful place to shop with beautiful designs and excellent service. Nancy and her team do an excellent job of keeping me informed of the special events that are happening at the store and also the events that Nancy is involved in.
Thank you for the kind words about our store and staff Jill! And, a big congratulations to you on your Meridian Credit Union's Heart and Soul of the Community Award on April 16, 2013! We are very proud of you and all of the volunteer work you do in our community!
Thank you for your review Susan! We so enjoy having you in the store and it's been great helping you out all these years for all of your fashion needs, whether it be casual, career or special occasion.
Thank you for writing in Chantale! You are right - we always have so many laughs when you come in! It's so much fun helping you out as you are game to try different styles and it's great when we hit upon the right pieces. We look forward to seeing you soon - pop in and say hello anytime!
My Mom and I have shopped Passion for Fashion for many years and absolutely love the selection and quality ...my Mom who is 92 gets asked where she shops (she lives in the Bayfield House) and she always tells them \passion for Fashion. We love all the staff and they have excellent customer service. Proud to have them in Midland ...Diane
A huge congratulations to A Passion for Fashion Inc. on putting on a great fashion show. The people Community Living Huronia supports were smiling ear to ear as they made their way down the runway and won over everyone in the audience. My friend and I had a great time!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the fashion show with proceeds going to Community Living Huronia Foundation! The people they support are wonderful to work with and so enjoy being models for the evening. Thank you for coming out and enjoying a great night of fashions from a Passion for Fashion Inc., Sharron's Boutique Plus and Peter Mount Creations!
Congratulations A Passion for Fashion on another successful fashion show. We are proud to be one of the sponsors for this event to raise funds for Community Living Huronia 'people with exceptionalities'. Thank you Bill & Nancy Spiker and your team of wonderful volunteers for a great evening!
Patti Martin Rainbow International Restoration/Simcoe County
Thank you Patti for being a sponsor and contributing to our swag bags! It's great to see the community support and we honestly couldn't do it without people like you! We appreciate everything you did for this event and CLH!
We are so happy you enjoyed the show Ria! We appreciate the support of everyone involved in the show, and your assistance in casting two terrific students from St. Theresa's Catholic High School to play key roles in this event! Thank you Ria for your lovely compliments and for your support!
Thank you for your review! We are very proud of our staff members Rita Baxter, Sharon Dutton and Nicole Dupuis. We are glad to hear you were happy with the service they provided you and that you enjoyed their entertaining personalities!
Oh what a delight it is to shop at A Passion for Fashion! I never fail to find something wonderful and I always leave the shop feeling terrific. Nancy and the staff are so caring. We are indeed fortunate to have A Passion for Fashion in our community. Shop Local and experience service and selection at its best.
It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful smiling face when you come in to visit! You are terrific to help out as you like to experiment and try out new styles. And when things work out well ( as they often do! ), your enthusiasm is infectious! Thank you for your support of local businesses and for allowing us the privilege of serving you!
When Lisa Maloney asked me to shoot the video of the Fashion Show for CLH, I absolutely had no idea what to expect. Probably because I did not know Nancy Spiker back then :) The show blew my mind! Just to list the professionally done hair and makeup, glamorous outfits, particularly fitting theme, highly accomplished execution, fascinating dance routines and above all: The Passion which was not limited to the fashion only. What we all need is something to uplift our lives and the entire show was remarkably uplifting. Later, when I delivered my video production, I watched Nancy working. Getting used myself to the regular customer service based on apparent appraisal rather than actual or substantial I was delighted to see the different approach. Nancy acts like a personal fashion stylist giving the client only honest and professional opinion and really is making people look their very best. Way to go, Passion for Fashion!
Thank you so much Alla for your hard work in producing an outstanding video! Everyone who has seen it has commented on how you have put it together so professionally, complete with behind the scenes footage and beautifully edited runway sets. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and can hardly believe I just met you a month ago! Your passion for your work and for Community Living Huronia is very evident and that is what makes all the difference in helping to create a memorable event. Thanks also for the lovely compliments - all the staff at A Passion for Fashion Inc. strive to bring a positive shopping experience to all of our clients by providing expert advice and an honest opinion. I look forward to seeing you and working with you again in the near future!
It's no surprise that the community is still abuzz after A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s 14th Annual Spring Fashion Show and fundraiser for Community Living Huronia! What a success! The dedication and passion of Bill and Nancy Spiker along with their team of models, volunteers, staff and sponsors made this a spectacular must see event. People are asking "What will they do next year?" The anticipation for next year's show is already building. The message of the Lady Gaga themed Born this Way Fashion show celebrated people of all backgrounds, nationalities, religions, sexual orientation and disability or rather exceptionality. What a wonderful way to bring the community together to celebrate the uniqueness and exceptionalities of the superstars and super staff of Community Living Huronia. I'm ready to reserve my tickets for next year!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review Myrosia! The people supported by Community Living Huronia, the staff, dancers, volunteers, sponsors and event partners are so wonderful to work with and are an integral part in making the event a success. We are so happy that you enjoyed the show and we look forward to seeing you there next year!
After a few weeks and time for the dust to settle, I still think of the effort you put into the Lady Gaga theme, "BORN THIS WAY" evening of acceptance, fashion show, that Linda and I attended. The lasting effect of the show, I feel, was to give the clients of CLH, an experince they might other wise, never experience, and showed all in attendance, that inclusion, and acceptance is not only great for CLH clients, but also leaves a lasting posative attitude among the audience, that will radiate out into the community, ongoing. This passion that you bring to the community is born from your own acceptance, and love of family and community. You were not born this way, you grew this way. Your own attitudes and energy, born from acceptance, and love of family, are gifts you bring to your community, and should to be celebrated accordingly. Never loose your passion. we Wish you continued success, in all that you do.