I want to start by thanking everyone for supporting this year’s fundraiser on behalf of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – whether you have already donated online or plan to come to tonight’s Benefit Dance (Facebook Event).
It was 10 years ago that I first reached out to you, my dance family, to raise money and help end the stigma attached to these afflictions. But it was 12 years ago that I lost my baby brother Michael to addiction.
I often say that I “lost” Michael long before that because I had no idea what he was going through.
None of us knows what it’s like to be another person, of course, let alone someone struggling with addiction or mental illness. My hope is that through our donations we bring hope – and real change – to the lives of those who are suffering.
Tonight!! Tuesday November 14th at the Dovercourt House:
Classes will run as usual from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
6:30-7:15 p.m. WCS*HD (High Definition) with Shelley Saxena – $18
7:15-8:00 p.m. WCS*Repertoire – $15
8:00-9:00 p.m. WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins!
(New classes in all three levels start November 28 and run until December 26: special five week/five class pricing in effect: www.TOWestCoast.com/purchase-classes)
The suggested minimum donation at the door is $10 unless your name is on the VIP list – i.e. you’ve made an online donation here: www.supportcamh.ca/towestcoast
Raffle Tickets will be on sale: $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, 10 for $10.00 – Please bring CASH!
**Draws will take place at 11:00 p.m. but you don’t have to stay to win. Just ensure your name is clearly printed on the ticket you place in the corresponding bag**
~10:00 p.m. we’ll run our Jack & Jill Tournament!!
At time of writing we still have spots open for both Leaders and Followers
$15 to register, with AMAZING Grand Prizes: Event Passes to Rose City Swing, Swingtacular and Michigan Classic!!! **Just added: passes to Montreal Westie Fest**
Swag/consolation prizes for all!!
Please check the TOWestCoast calendar for everything else going on this week/month, including Dynamic Duo classes, Shelley’s Follower Styling Secrets workshop this Saturday, the new TurnOut Friday event next week….
And again, THANK YOU ❤