12th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars Call for Dancers

Posted on February 08, 2019

For Immediate Release

12th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars Call for Dancers

North Okanagan Hospice Society is seeking more dance teams for their signature event

Vernon, BC (February 8, 2019)
: Have you always wanted to dance AND support a local charity? The North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS) is looking for dancers to take part in their largest annual fundraiser gala and auction, Dancing with the Vernon Stars (DWTVS), which will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre.

This successful event, presented by Lake City Casinos Vernon, pairs professional dance instructors with local citizens who want to step up to help raise funds for Vernon hospice plus put on their dancing shoes for a great cause.

NOHS currently has 5 dance teams participating in DWTVS 2019 however, 5 more couples are needed. Any variety of duos are welcome to enter. Whether they want to learn ballroom, Broadway, hip hop, country or classical styles of dance, the coaches will specifically tailor a routine to their ability.

“It is truly amazing to watch the couples develop in the months leading up to the event - many of them have never done anything like this before. The coaches are skillful at taking couples from their first awkward steps, to helping them gain confidence as they learn the routines, to putting on incredible performances on the evening of the event. We are delighted to have these couples join us in making DWTVS a success every year!” says Ruth Edwards, Executive Director.

With assistance from Hospice staff, teams are asked to fundraise a minimum of $7,500 prior to the September 27th gala through their own individual activities in their communities. They will also attend a special “Launch Party” at the Schubert Centre in the evening on April 10, 2019. Dancers will get to meet each other along with the coaches and judges, share fundraising ideas and have their individual photo and video shoots done to help develop promotional material for the event.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a dancer, please contact Event Coordinator, Gina Watson, by calling 250-307-2444 or email gina.watson@woodentulip.ca.

North Okanagan Hospice Society is a registered charity that operates a 12-bed palliative care facility in Vernon for residents of the North Okanagan. The North Okanagan Hospice Society is a contracted partner with Interior Health and was incorporated in 1984 in Vernon as a charitable organization with the purpose of supporting those with a palliative diagnosis, their loved ones and the bereaved. Initially formed as a small volunteer organization with a visiting program, the Society is currently recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of comprehensive hospice palliative care services in British Columbia.