We all like to win a prize! 

Swinging with the Stars 2012 introduced a new trophy to add to the coveted Audience Choice and Most Pledges Raised hardware. 

We soon discovered after the hours of practice each dance team put in, we needed to recognize the technical side of the performances.  Judges Choice trophy was presented for the first year in 2012. Crissy Rea and her instructor Warren Eaton took home the prized possession after performing an amazing paso doble routine.

A Star is Born 

The trophies were produced from ‘dancing sculptures’ we found at HomeSense in 2009. The Trophy Den creatively attached a small stand to them. Over time, we needed to replace the trophies as a few of the dancer’s appendages started to break…that would be the trophies’ appendages not appendages on our hardworking dancers! We once again found 3 dance- themed glass trophies at HomeSense and The Trophy Den added large stars to create a trophy worth displaying for our winners. 

It seems as the trophies got larger, our room décor flourished and we pushed our ballroom guests allowed in the ballroom to the absolute maximum.

The envelopes please 

Audience Choice Award went to an amazing costume-changing routine (4 I believe!) performed by Carole and Darren Visosky, coached by Chris Thorburn. 

The Most Pledges Raised Trophy was awarded to Dr. Deborah Zokol and her team who raised an amazing $55,000! 

 – Jan Woolsey, Swinging with the Stars Coordinator 2009-2017


De Pieri





Team Rea
 Judges Choice 

Crissy Rea

Campaign Manager

Tracy Rawlings

Dance Instructor

Warren Eaton


Crissy Rea
Warren Eaton

2012 Photos

2012 Sponsors & Supporters
  • Advocare Home Health Services
  • Bayshore Home Health
  • Great West Life
  • Regency Retirement Resorts
  • Grant Thornton
  • HSBC
  • MacKay LLP
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Dockside
  • Astral Media
  • EZ Rock 101.5
  • 99.9 Sun FM
  • AM1150
  • The Daily Courier
  • Bylands Garden Centre
  • Coast Hotels & Resorts
  • Edge Digital Media Production
  • SW Audio Visual
  • Speedpro Signs Kelowna
  • Menzies Graphics Group
  • Avalon Event Rentals
  • Europa Salon and Spa
  • Total Eclips Salon and Spa
  • Creative Spaces
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
  • TTM Events
  • Two Left Feet Shoe Co.
  • Aveda
  • Calona Costume
  • DJ Backmix with Larry Gray
  • The Trophy Den
  • Ex Nihilo
  • Sarah’s Sweets
  • Ten Fashions Bridal Boutique
Organizing Committee
Judy Abel, Ashley Dumas, Jeni Eaton, Larry Gray, Sheri Hannah, Bruce Innes, Kathy Krasnov, Rose Sexsmith, Chris Smith, Jan Woolsey
Retrospective Sponsors