10th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars

Posted on October 05, 2017

For Immediate Release
October 4, 2017

10th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars a Success 
North Okanagan Hospice Society surpasses $150,000 goal raising over $200,000!

The event showcases local Celebrity Dancers with big hearts and the drive to raise funds for the North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS).

Ten celebrity dance couples coached by Ruth McGrath Dance Studio include:

1.   Brittney Fisher, Joel Schenk– Noir Salon, Plumber
2.   Camillia Courts, Ryan Doherty – Camillia Courts Photography, Lake City Casinos
3.   Denise Brown, Paul Moore – Principal, Paul Moore Vocal Studio
4.   Ellie & Glenn Yawney – Intermezzo Restaurant and Wine Cellar, Owners
5.   Kimber & Mark Macaulay – LTCA Nail Tech/Venture Training; RCMP
6.   Lindsay Forslund, Jes Hatt – Hatt Fitness/Interior Health, Hatt Fitness
7.   Mindy & Chris Burke – Paralegal, Nixon Wenger, Distiller, Okanagan Spirits
8.   Shell Duggan, Tom Christensen – Nucerity International, Nixon Wenger LLP
9.   Steffie Brenner, Norm Brenner – Brenner Group of Realtors
10. Toby Risk, Rick Reichelt – East Side Liquor Company, Prestige Hotel/Vernon Lodge Food & Beverage

Shout out to each and every dancer for their commitment to learning the intricate dance steps for their performance and raising funds for NOHS. The top three exceeded all expectations and raised over $20,000 each for Hospice: 

Steffie Brenner/Norm Brenner/father/daughter duo: $39,963
Toby Risk/Rick Reichelt: $22,794
Ellie & Glenn Yawney: $21,417

Award recipients:

Community Favourite – most votes purchased on line before the event- Steffie Brenner, Norm Brenner

Fan Favourite – determined by most votes purchased at the event – Steffie Brenner, Norm Brenner

Judges’ Favourite – most points awarded to celebrity dancers by the judges – Brittney Fisher, Joel Schenk

The Judges did an outstanding job keeping everyone entertained while providing positive yet constructive feedback with humour and pizzazz.  The judges were:

Head Judge Brian Martin, SunFM
Lisa Schofield, Diversity Dance
Paul Cousins, Okanagan Dance Party/Okanagan Casino Parties/34th Street Coffee House


Platinum Sponsors:
Lake City Casino, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, Tambellini Design Studio, SunFM,  Wayside, Sproing Creative, Ruth McGrath Dance

Gold Sponsor:
New Horizon Productions

Silver Sponsors:
Re/Max, Nixon Wenger Lawyers, Prospera Credit Union, Foothills Development Ltd.

Bronze Sponsors:
RBC Wealth Management, Fisher’s Home Hardware, Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, The Coldstream Centre, Hatt Fitness, A&W Canada, Johnston Auto Group, Davidson Pringle Lawyers, Pharmasave Nolan’s Pharmacy, Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine, Schubert Centre, Summit Financial, The Vernon Morning Star, Vernon Seed Orchard Company

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For more information, contact:

Leslie Harvey, Financial Officer
North OKanagan Hospice Society
T: 250-503-1800 ext 103
E: info@nohs.ca