Tringo Brunch to fund scholarships

By Lincoln DePradine

From Left: Andrea Boucaud and daughter Tyme Boucaud-Coley and Tringo’s Edwin Terry

Tyme Boucaud-Coley is a young Trinidadian-Canadian, who is aspiring to have a professional career in fashion design. She has started on the path; at present, she’s involved in fashion design as a hobby.

Boucaud-Coley has been accepted as a student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, New York. She’s trying to defray some of the cost of her studies in various way, including seeking support through a GoFundMe initiative called, “It’s All About Tyme’’.

“I’m so thankful and so grateful for all those who assisted in selling tickets and bringing their friends out and also to celebrate the dawning of a new spring season,’’ said Edwin Terry, president of Tringo.

Proceeds from the brunch will be designated to the club’s scholarship program. According to Terry,  Tringo plans on presenting at least four scholarships this year and the awards’ presentation will be held on September 21st at Tringo’s 50th anniversary gala.

In previous years, the scholarship presentation was held as part of a Tringo New Year’s Eve event because the older members were concerned about patronizing the event on cold winter nights in December.

While her designs have been worn by both men and women, Boucaud-Coley has not been selling them. But, she plans on starting sales after a planned July 21 fashion show that she’ll be hosting before leaving for her studies at FIT, which is part of the State University of New York.

Boucaud-Coley will be pursuing a science degree with a focus on textile development and marketing.