Calling all punsters

Punny photo contest a fundraiser for Victoria Women's Transition House

Psychiatric nurse Glenda Steffler and photographer husband Steve Steffler are raising funds for Victoria Women’s Transition House with a photo shoot of a different kind.

Call it charades with costumes. Participants pay $20 to have their photos taken in garb that helps depict a pun – defined as “the humorous use of a word or phrase as to suggest a different meaning or application.”

The photos will be compiled in a book, proceeds from the sales of which go to Transition House. Entry fees will also be donated to the shelter, which provides counselling and temporary housing for abused women.

“People who are in situations of violence need humour,” Glenda Steffler says.

Risque costumes are not appropriate for the photo sessions, she adds, the first of which is Sept. 18.

For more information about the contest go to www.punphotos.com.

vmoreau@oakbaynews.com