A Message From Peter & Paz

Boogie with the Stars 2020

Season 8

 

The “Stars” are all lining up, both figuratively and literally – BWTS Season 8 has all the promise of being the best yet ! A New Year, with a New Cast, in a New Venue – you don’t want to miss it !

Our theme this time around is “The Roaring 20’s”. Yes, it’s been a hundred years since folks enjoyed “Stepping Out” in that wild and raucous era of dance, so as we enter our next 20’s decade, for one memorable evening, we all have an opportunity to relive the fun-filled energy and enthusiasm from those notorious years of the 1920’s. Hopefully we’ve grabbed your attention and spiked your interest in sharing a milestone evening with us – if “Stepping Out” appeals to your sense of adventure, the opportunity is at your fingertips and just a mouse click away somewhere on this website.

“Boogie with the Stars” is part of a fun-filled, biennial New Year’s Eve gala event held in Prince George on even years. The evening is primarily one of music and dance for everybody, with a first class buffet dinner and great entertainment, together with a fundraiser that has a strong focus on caregiving in Northern BC in coordination with key healthcare organizations and charities in our area.

The evening came about as a result of the two of us wanting to experience an elegant New Years Eve function, where we could share the evening with good company, enjoying good food, good music and good dancing, all taking place under the roof of a prestigious and welcoming venue. There was simply nowhere that already offered all this, so we decided to set up our own event. After several years of reflection and planning, we took a deep breath and walked into the Prince George Civic Centre one day in 2010 to put down a deposit and reserve the evening of December 31st, a Friday which seemed perfect, and so BWTS was conceived. We have since moved on to the fabulous new Show Lounge at the Treasure Cove Casino, an exciting, spacious new venue that will be a real showstopper, taking NYE in Prince George to a whole new level, and the best part, anyone has the opportunity to be a part of this gala experience.

For each event we look to high quality entertainment, in order to add colour, flare, energy and elegance to the evening. The entertainment is carefully chosen to enhance this gala evening, blending visual entertainment with the dance floor and a variety of music, where folks can simply sit and watch, or get involved at their own level of comfort and activity. We have seen music from Boogie to Big Bands, from out-of-town entertainers such as the Elvis Impersonator to high calibre local bands such as Pink Champagne, as well as the generous participation of Dave Mothus & The Entertainment Group.

www.entertainmentgroup.ca

The Dance Competition segment of the evening is based on the concept of the highly successful TV show, “Dancing with the Stars” – we put a cast of local celebrities and people of notoriety together with local dance instructors for a dance competition like no other in Prince George. Our stars have included Politicians, Bankers, Doctors and Educators, as well as prominent members of the Business community and the Media – we wish to sincerely thank all those volunteers for their hard work and diligence. Besides working hard on their routines with their dance instructors, the Stars also put a significant amount of time and effort into raising money by selling votes and accumulating pledges. None of this would be possible without our loyal volunteers, and our big-hearted sponsors such as Brink Forest Products, Canadian Tire, Wood Wheaton, Concept Design, Van Horlicks and others. Judy Russell and her dance studio http://judyrusselldance.com offer professional help, advice and guidance, for which we are truly appreciative. And then there are the members of Dance North (http://dancenorth.ca) and all the instructors who help with the organising as well as whipping the Stars into shape – we thank you all for your commitment and generosity.

All proceeds go towards supporting the finances required for the many services and pieces of equipment essential to help folks in need of medical help, moral support and social provision in Northern BC. The financial arrangements are organized and prudently administered by each charity involved. Funds and support flow in from all walks of life including the media and publishing services, direct sponsorship, the actual “Stars” who sign up, and folks who simply attending this gala event with friends, where everyone gets the opportunity to buy votes for their favourite Dance Team, and then later on dance themselves on an inviting, spacious dance floor to bring in the New Year with style and cheer!

Support comes in many forms, but it is toward the business community that we look for substantial support to this very worthy cause. It is well recognized of course that the true success of any benefit relies heavily on corporate sponsorship. By giving to this annual event, corporate philanthropy and generosity is supporting caregiving services that provide assistance to people in need throughout our northern community. Sponsorship is acknowledged at our event in several ways, such as being announced verbally during the event as well as being included on all materials that publicize the event, including Media advertising and social media exposure.

If you have an interest in getting involved in our next event, please call Paz at 250-640-0490 or Peter at 250-961-1111. For any potential sponsors, we will be more than happy to give you a brief overview of the financial structure of “Boogie with the Stars” and how it has helped organize and funnel donations over the years, which now collectively totals well over the quarter million dollar mark.

 
Sincerely,

Paz Milburn snowdropcanada@gmail.com

Peter Weedon pitpasspete@gmail.com

Coordinators / Instructors Boogie with the Stars (BWTS)

 

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Also see our Dance North, website http://dancenorth.ca where we offer dance lessons, both group and private for many different dance types.

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