Habitat for Humanity fundraising dance

  • May. 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.

It is the most talked about event of the season; depending on who you ask of course.

“Dancing Under The Stars,” scheduled for June 6, has been a topic of conversation for Habitat for Humanity VIN since January 2015 when planning began.

It was HFHVIN communications and marketing consultant Karen Bezaire who wanted to develop a signature yearly event that both communities – Campbell River and Comox Valley – could look forward to; an exciting fundraiser but also an opportunity to give back to Habitat’s supporters, donors and volunteers.

“Once we got started with the planning we were pleasantly surprised to find large dancing communities here in the Valley,” said Bezaire.

The event is more of a production with a headliner band coming from Vancouver, Locarno, who is currently booked for MusicFest this year.

Professional dancers from Victoria will be performing along with some dance instruction for those that would like to learn a few salsa moves.

“We have tried to focus on the arts; dance, music, and food with a theme centered on Latin America. Building homes is something we are passionate about, but so is building community. This event is not only a fundraiser but a chance to bring two communities together,” said Bezaire.

Spirits are provided by Coastal Black Winery and Gladstone Brewing Company who are teaming up for this event.

The event will be held at the Coastal Black’s outdoor venue, which holds 280 people. They will dine on Latin American tapas from Beez Kneez Catering, and enjoy the dynamic Latin American pop infusion band Locarno. This evening was organized to inspire the community to not only experience the Latin culture but to raise awareness of the need for safe, affordable housing in the North Island. Several restaurants in both communities will be vying for best salsa recipe on the North Island. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ReStore in Campbell River or Courtenay, Gladstone Brewing Company and Coastal Black Winery, or online at habitatnorthisland.com

 

Just Posted

YANA Ride cruises past fundraising goal

The 2018 ride is expected to meet last year’s total of $62,000

Mid-Vancouver Island air quality risk very high

Residents of the mid-Island area went to bed last night and awoke… Continue reading

Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province

CVGSAR had a busy week, sending rescuers as far away as Invermere

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Documentary filmed in B.C. nominated in ‘Wildlife Oscars’’

Toad People is the only Canadian film to be nominated in this year’s Panda Wilderness Awards

B.C. man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires around the province.

PHOTOS: Olympian Patrick Chan helps B.C.’s ‘SuperChefs’ celebrate 10th anniversary

Former figure skater among those at event Friday in Surrey

Smaller B.C. bus service prepares to replace Greyhound

Kootenay-to-Okanagan run would require online reservations

Mother charged with homicide of Langley seven-year-old

Aaliyah Rosa’s 36-year-old mother charged with second degree murder: IHIT

Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

A massive cloud of smoke hangs over B.C. and Alberta due to wildfires

Most Read