Tripping the light fantastic sums up our fabulous fundraiser; Swinging with the Stars 2019. From the initial hype of dancers ‘Company B’, who set the dance floor alight, to the 10 other spectacular showstoppers that followed, all eyes in the packed ballroom were transfixed and focussed on the fun, while toes were tapping, and fingers were snapping.
Styles and genres of dance were a mix bag of oldies, classics, hip-hop, and mashups and whether our chosen celebrities were dancing in memory of their loved ones or just giving it the old razzle dazzle to raise money and their heart rate, it all paid off because of the weeks of training and learned choreography through the encouragement of their assigned instructor.
Although the judges were on-hand to comment and critique, they also provided the audience with plenty of amusing banter which added to the excitement of the whole experience.
Swinging with the Stars is an annual success because of camaraderie of all the volunteers and background workers that planned this event with a selfless team spirit. Add to the talent of our celebrities that exuded joy and raised such a substantial amount of money for COHA.
A special thanks to the guests who collectively razzled and dazzled the confetti filled floor until carriages were called. We can sum up the experience by confidently quoting the title of a ‘Four Seasons’ hit song; “Oh What A Night”!
Jane Hoffman & Reginald Sahay
Unfortunately Reg Sahay was not able to dance due to injury, and Jane Hoffman performed their dance with Loys Lujan.
Leona Planko Finlayson
Michelle Rae Dupuis
Christine Caracciolo, Lorraine Clarke, Kendra Dunn, Christina Hartman, Mary Lou Hawke, Annette Jones, Nanette Kok, Angela Norman, Corinne Rephin, Deborah Steiger
Peter Clarke, Angie Norman, Deborah Steiger
Vance Beck, Jennifer Bird, Maurice Blitz, Keri Brekveld, Mieke Eikenaar, Alistair Graham, Michael Humer, Krista Jensen, Danielle Koenig, Dalia Loewen, Becky Lowe, Tracey MacInnis, Stephan Mostowy, Anita Sanan, Costas Schulze, Sheena Sikora, Edward Solano, Steven Thomas
Lejla Kusturica & Tracy MacInnis
- Jane Hoffman Realty, Coldwell Banker
- Touchstone Law Group
- Smalls Tile & Flooring
- Restore Vein & Skin Centre
- RBC Royal Bank
- Okanagan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
- Canadian School of Ballet
- EZ Rock
- 99.9 Sun FM
- Innov8 Digital Solutions
- Impact Events
- Bylands Garden Centre
- Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
- Kelowna Insta Print
- Summerhill Pyramid Winery
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- Amici’s Salon Hair • Skin • Nails
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- Bailey Strand Artistry
- Ciao Bella Cosmetics
- Europa Salon and Day Spa
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- Voth Photography
- Western Star Auctions
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