Seniors strip for charity

Photographer and model Susan Warner (L) joins one of her models Carol Finlay as the two show off...

Photographer and model Susan Warner (L) joins one of her models Carol Finlay as the two show off the new 2104 Ogden House Senior Citizens' Club calendar at the gala presentation party at the hall in southeast Calgary, Alta. on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

CALGARY — These maybe weren’t the centrefolds you were expecting to see.

These certainly weren’t the centrefolds they’d expected to be.

When the lady behind the camera told Albert Kinley to lose the shirt -- strip to the waist -- the 81-year-old was more than a little hesitant.

Up until then his wife had been the only one to see him in any state of undress.

And now here he was -- posing for a nude (albeit tastefully covered) calendar.

“I was shy, to start with,” he said.

Kinley, whose nickname is Smiley, put on his namesake grin and did as told. A couple of weeks later, he is glad he did -- he quite likes the way he looks as Mr. November, and how the Ogden House Senior Citizens Club fundraising calendar turned out.

It was the common reaction, program and volunteer co-ordinator Debbie LaRocque explained -- she had to do a lot of “fancy talking” to bring club members around.

But all calendar sales will go directly towards funding new programs and perks at the club.

Shy or not, that was all a lot of the club members needed to know before agreeing to get a little bit cheeky.

And some didn’t even need that much.

“They just had to tell me when to show up,” September model Lona Fiolek said.


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