Zack Werner

Richard Marjan / Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Remember the old saying that you should never wear white after Labour Day? Even the strictest of fashionistas would admit that it’s probably fine to break that cardinal rule on January the 29th.

Canadian media celebs like Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, Dina Pugliese, Canadian Idol judge and music industry guru Zack Werner and more intend to don white duds on Thursday. They want you to do the same and maybe even donate a couple of twoonies to Windfall, a charity that gathers donations of new clothing and basic items and distributes them among the impoverished and vulnerable.

E! Online recently caught up with Zack and asked him a few questions about the Wear White for Windfall campaign:

E! Online: What does Windfall mean to you?

Zack Werner: (Windfall) allows people to gain a new sense of self- worth, pride and dignity and feel more a part of the community. The opportunity for people less fortunate to walk out the door wearing new clothes can instill a sense of belonging—a sense of hope and a future of work and fulfillment.

E! Online: Exactly what are you planning on wearing on the 29th?

Zack Werner: I will be wearing something shockingly white on the 29th, which is totally contrary to my personality. Maybe white is the new black.

E! Online: What are your thoughts on Canadian Idol's 2009 hiatus?

Zack Werner: I am of course disappointed, as are many Canadians. The future for the show I have no clue about but I am fortunate to have been part of a show that meant so much to so many people and helped bring Canadians together.

Learn more about Wear White for Windfall at

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