We were always looking for new ideas and themes. In 2017, we decided to ask our dancers to perform a dance routine from a movie. Once again the dance instructors and dancers did not disappoint!

Lights, Camera, Action! 

We saw amazing dance routines from Grease, The Trolls Movie, Saturday Night Fever, Singing in the Rain – our first-ever tap dancing duo by Valaura and Vincent, Dirty Dancing and Risky Business/movie montage. This was one of the most entertaining shows we produced I believe. Everyone knocked it out of the park… or ballroom as the case may be! 

Trophy winners included Most Pledges Raised: Alex Lambert; Judges Choice: Maria Graziano and instructor Jaime Cuberos; and Audience Choice: Wilbur Turner and Albert Ascona.

Dancing into the sunset 

It was a bittersweet night for me as I decided Year 9 was the year to hang up my ‘dancing shoes’ and retire from the event. I loved this event with a passion but as they say – ‘always leave on top’ and I was ready to head to the warmth of the sun in Palm Springs and ‘tip my top hat’ to the next coordinator. 

It was a great ride/dance and it makes me over the moon happy that Swinging with the Stars is still riding high today. Our committee from year one still meets, laughs and reminisces about the event. The bond is deep and for that I am most grateful. 

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







Team Fever
 Audience Choice 

Albert Ascona & Wilbur Turner

Campaign Manager

Wilbur Turner

Dance Instructor

Carley Bailey


Wilbur Turner
Carley Bailey

2017 Sponsors & Supporters
  • Jane Hoffman Realty, Coldwell Banker
  • Bayshore Home Health
  • Innov8 Digital Solutions
  • Smalls Tile & Flooring
  • Great West Life
  • Okanagan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Pharmasave
  • Westwood Fine Cabinetry
  • Niche Wine Company
  • London Drugs Photolab
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Canadian School of Ballet
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Dignity Memorial
  • Voyager RV
  • Castanet
  • Bell Media
  • Kelowna Insta Print
  • Bylands Garden Centre
  • New Horizon Video Production
  • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
  • Avalon Event Rentals
  • Speedpro Signs Kelowna
  • TTM Events
  • Bliss Bridal Boutique
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association
  • Capital News
  • Chair Flair Kelowna
  • Creative Spaces
  • Daily Courier
  • Epic Blend
  • Kal Tire
  • Knight’s Fine Chocolates
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
  • Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  • Ramco Floor and Tile
  • Trophy Den
  • UPS Store – Dilworth
  • Loyal Hair Therapy
  • Okanagan Photostar Five Star Photo Booth Rentals
Organizing Committee
Judy Abel, Carley Bailey, Ashley Dumas, Larry Gray, Nica Graziotto, Sheri Hannah, Annette Howie, Kathy Krasnov, Deb Ledwon, Judy Riddell, Rose Sexsmith, Jan Woolsey
Retrospective Sponsors