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Victoria’s beloved Shine Fashion Event returns to Fairmont Empress this February (CONTEST)


Looking for the perfect way to spend a Sunday?

The Fairmont Empress’ SHINE Fashion Event could be exactly what you need!

On Sunday, February 5th, celebrities Todd and Rebecca Talbot will host an elegant afternoon to remember, featuring cocktails, a luncheon, silent auction, and of course, Spring Fashion Show.

Presented by Harris Auto Group, the much-loved event returns to Victoria after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic.

In celebration of its return, we’ve partnered with SHINE Fashion Event to give away two General Admission tickets to one lucky winner—you’ll find those contest details below!

Hosted in the iconic Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, the elegant event will welcome local business leaders and fashion-lovers alike.

The entire afternoon is an exciting opportunity to support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the amazing work they do to care for the province’s sickest kids.


  • General Admission starts at 12 p.m., and includes welcome cocktail, access to silent auction, luncheon and fashion show. Doors open at noon to the Palm Court and at 1 p.m. to the Crystal Ballroom. You can get your General Admission tickets here!
  • VIP ticket includes the VIP Bubbly Reception including hors d’oeuvres and a glass of bubbly in the Empress library, with a chance to mingle with event hosts, Todd and Rebecca Talbot. This event begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the welcome cocktail in the Palm Court. Doors to the Crystal Ballroom open at 1 p.m. for lunch and the fashion show. VIP guests also have access to preferred seating for the fashion show, and you can get your VIP tickets here.

Event Schedule:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00pm: VIP Bubbly Reception (you must purchase a VIP ticket to attend)
  • 12 p.m.: Doors to Palm Court open for SHINE Fashion Event ticket holders for pre-tea social mixer
  • 1 p.m – 3:30 p.m.: SHINE Fashion Event in Crystal Ballroom hosted by Todd Talbot with afternoon tea luncheon, select speakers and an exclusive Spring fashion show


For your chance to win a pair of General Admission tickets to the SHINE Fashion Event, complete one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE SHINE Fashion Event on Facebook and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW SHINE Fashion Event on Instagram and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this article on Facebook and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on January 17th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

Contest Guidelines

SHINE Fashion Event presented by Harris Auto Group

  • Where: The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 721 Government Street
  • When: Sunday, February 5th – 12 p.m.
  • Tickets: Get yours online here
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