Models sought for calendar project

Aru Spa and Salon will hold a model search this weekend for a calendar benefitting White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society.

The Aru 2012 Calendar is to be photographed this spring and summer, with models, stylists, producers, photographers and assistants donating their time and efforts.

Models or aspiring models are invited to audition at Aru’s Next Top Model March 27 at 2 p.m. for a chance to be featured in the calendar, which is to be made in partnership with Claire Reid Photography.

Proceeds from the project will be donated to the hospice society, which supports Peninsula residents and their families facing advanced illness, grief and end of life.

“Behind every great community there are charitable organizations that focus on the health and well-being of our population,” Aru co-owner Aaron Oram said. “The White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society is one of those organizations that is essential to the mental health of our society.

“The Aru Spa and Salon team is extremely proud to have the opportunity to raise money and awareness for such a noble charity.”