Boogie with the Stars
Celebrate the Roaring 20’s
New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance
Thank you to our sponsors:
Kendal Kershaw & Tylder Sanchez
Kendall & Tyler are two young entrepreneurs eager to make a difference in the world. Kendall founded her own personal training business, The Little Fit Company, when she was 19 and has been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals ever since. With a drive to help bring joy to everyone she meets, Kendall couldn’t help but join the Boogie With The Stars campaign and not only help raise money for an incredible cause, but have an absolutely stellar time doing
it with her partner in crime, Tyler. With a history of competing in international bodybuilding competitions and a long love for fitness in all its forms, Kendall is never one to back away from a challenge.
Eager to learn, and become the best he can be, Tyler has embraced the fitness lifestyle, and joins Kendall in helping grow a thriving, impactful business in our community. Getting to help bring out the best in the world around him is what drives Tyler to continue on his own journey of self improvement, sharing the lessons he’s learned with anyone who will listen. Boogie With The Stars is the perfect chance to learn a new skill, push himself outside his comfort zone, and help support Prince George Hospice, an opportunity too good to pass up.
Together Kendall & Tyler are here to put a smile on your face and do everything they can to add a little sunshine to your day!
Karen Muir was born and raised on a beef farm outside Vanderhoof and moved to Prince George to attend UNBC. She has lived in Prince George most of the last 14 years, working as a designated accountant in the forest industry. A single mom to two little girls, Karen is passionate about improving the lives of children in our community, which is her motivation to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC as treasurer. She is happy to be supporting Bigs at BWTS 2022!
Cori Ramsay has lived in Prince George for 20 years and is proud to call the region home. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and completed her graduate diploma in Public Relations through the University of Victoria in 2022.
Upon graduation, Ramsay started work in the financial services industry and has spent over eight years working in marketing and communications. She currently works as the Lead Marketing Analyst for Integris Credit Union.
Ramsay grew up living in poverty and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those she serves. In 2017, she gave a TEDx talk titled, “Poverty and the Power of the Living Wage,” and in 2018, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce named her a “Top 40 under 40“.
First elected in 2018, in 2022, Ramsay was elected to Prince George City Council for a second term. As a Councillor for the City of Prince George she has sat on the following committees:
- Standing Committee on Finance and Audit
- Advisory Committee on Accessibility
- Select Committee on Poverty Reduction
During her first term on council Ramsay was elected to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) as their 2nd Vice President (2019), 1st Vice President (2020), President (2021), and Past President (2022). Ramsay served on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Board as the NCLGA Representative serving on the Indigenous Relations Committee, and the Health and Social Development Committee from 2021-2022.
My name is Shawni Jewett and I am the cheerleading coordinator for our new and developing Kodiaks Cheer Team. I am a mom of 6 -some adopted, some biological- kids (17, 14, 13, 10, 7, and 2) and have lived in Prince George for nine years. I work as a nursing unit clerk here at UHNBC.
I grew up in the Maritimes, lived in Kelowna for many years, traveled the world, living in Switzerland, Montana and Australia, as an Au Pair, and spent six years in the lower mainland before settling here. I still love to travel and went a bit crazy with it this year, making up for lost time during Covid and having a new baby! This year I have gone to Lake Louise to ski, Palm Springs, Bucerias in Mexico, back to the Martimes, and Sun Valley in Idaho for some more skiing!
I grew up performing in many different capacities…ballet, jazz, a children’s singing, dancing and acting group, gymnastics, cheerleading, fitness competitions, pageants and even ballroom and Latin dance!
I’ve missed dancing for a long time and am so excited to be dancing in Boogie with the stars this year, while raising money for our Kodiaks cheer team and the Kodiaks scholarship fund.
Jana Phillips was born and raised in Prince George. She is dancing in Boogie with the Stars with her beloved daughter Sydney Hendricks (Actress, dancer and just a beautiful soul)!
Team “Momma Tried” is dancing for their favourite charity Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society. Hospice has been a Charity that Jana has supported for many years and just this past July, she took over the management position for both of the “Worth Repeating” Hospice Resale Stores.
Jana also works in the film industry and most recently Produced “Meeting Mr. Christmas” and “Cold Meat”.
She also does many events around town including the “Mr. P.G. Pageant”
“Momma Tried” is excited to dance for you in this incredible event!
Julia Dillabough “has got the boog-aloo built in” recognized by her mother from a very young age; she was always boogying around the house. From hometown hockey celebrity to Community Champion, she lives and breathes community involvement. Julia is the TELUS Manager of Community and Service Excellence for the Cariboo region. She is currently a board of director for the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce, in 2022 she was appointed as a board of director to the Provincial Health Services Authority and recently joined the 2024 BC Winter Games directorship as the Director of Technology. Boogie with the Stars is the icing on the cake.
When Julia is not at her day job she can be found at her family ranch, Triple J Ranch Trailrides just North of Quesnel where she enjoys showing off her property by horseback to those horse enthusiasts who want to learn or get back in the saddle again. Her 17 horses will be whinnying away in support of bringing in the funds for those animals in need and to kick up her hooves in fun while dancing the night away!
Jessie Herman (Sasparilla Foxx)
Jessie Herman aka Sasparilla Foxx attended the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school. Sass danced with several Ballet Companies & across the seas for Carnival cruise lines only to land right where she once started in her home town Quesnel. Sass and her mom Sandy Herman have kept the community of Quesnel dancing for over 40 years running Gold Pan City Dance. Sass is a multi award winning artist, most recently winning first place in the 2020 Canada’s Burlypicks & 3rd in the world competition. Sass is the founder/ director of The Foxxie Follies and the wildly entertaining Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival that brings in Burlesque artists from all over the world.
When she is not living her life as a dance professional she is cultivating her flower farm Chicka D’s Flowers, as well as being a support worker for the visually impaired. She is beyond thrilled to be slipping on some ballroom heels for this amazing organization, the PG Humane Society. She knows her pooch Gus will be howling for her with excitement as she lights up the dance floor with some new moves, wowing the crowd with all of her twists and gaze!
The “Stars” are all lining up, both figuratively and literally – we want passionately for Season 8 to finally become reality as “BWTS 2022” – it is set for New Year’s Eve, Saturday Dec 31st, 2022, now twelve years since we put together our first event. We have decided on the theme, “The Roaring 20’s”, and considering how long we have been on hold with Covid, when BWTS finally gets here, letting loose of all our pent-up energy promises to be epic. We are very much looking forward to being there, so why not plan to join us and make it the best one yet!
What is Boogie with the Stars?
Boogie with the Stars is part of a fun filled, New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance held at the Civic Centre in Prince George every two years. The evening is primarily one of music and dance for everybody, with an excellent dinner, great entertainment, together with a fundraiser for local charities.
The 2016 record-breaking event was proudly presented by the Brink Group of Companies, Canadian Tire and Wood Wheaton Supercentre. The next Boogie With The Stars fundraiser will be on December 31st, 2022.
The competition segment of the evening is based on the model of the very 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. Each couple will perform a magnificent dance routine of their choice in front of the Civic Centre crowd.