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2019 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off – The Big Reveal!

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Cabinet of the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off is very pleased to reveal its new community partner and the Class of 2019.

Christine Moore, event co-chair, says: “On behalf of the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2019 Cabinet, I am delighted to announce our partnership with the Friends of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. With roots going back to 1904, this group of dedicated volunteers have fundraised to support the care and comfort of patients at our hospital. Over the last 38 years, they have raised over $7 million. They exemplify everything about volunteerism and giving back to the community. They are the unsung heroes of our hospital.

Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre embodies the very spirit of the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off, a vision of building community by intentionally working together for the greater good. We encourage you to learn more about our 2019 partner, to support this great cause, to join in the dance and to share the magic!

Edwin Joyes, Chairperson of Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, says: “We very grateful to the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2019 cabinet for believing in us and supporting our works. The funds raised will have an immediate impact on our mission to support the care and comfort of patients at our hospital. We look forward to sharing our story with the greater community and making new friends. Thank you again!”

Moore adds; “The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off has become a community builder. It brings together the professional dance community, community leaders, the business community, and many

I am delighted to announce that the Class of 2019 includes Dr. Isaac Day, April Ferguson, Rhonda Hamill, Councillor Ken Johnston, Vinnie Lee, Vanessa Higgins- Noriega, Trevor Sopracolle and Alex Wood.

Says Moore: “Over the last seven years, our community has come together in great numbers and generously raising over $2.5 million. The 2019 Dance Off is definitely gearing up to be another great celebration.”

The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2019 will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 28, 2019.

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CELEBRATING THE GOOD WORKS IN OUR COMMUNITY A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off (SCDO) is a community builder initiative that brings together the professional dance community, community leaders, the business community and many talented volunteers to build awareness and raise funds for the great works happening in our community. It's about Red Deer coming together to Share the Magic! RED DEER'S PREMIER ANNUAL GALA Every year 8 community leaders step out of their comfort zone accepting the challenge to raise $15,000 for a chosen charity and, with the assistance of a professional dance instructor, learn a dance routine which he/she will perform on the night of the event. It is a sold-out event! Over eight hundred people from all walks of life attend the event supporting their favourite dance couple and the chosen charity. By now the audience is hyped right up and eager to hit the dance floor so the evening closes with a public dance with the popular Calgary band Dr. Zeus and the Who!

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The Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital play a critical role in patient comfort

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There are a lot of moving parts (excuse the pun) in Red Deer’s annual Celebrity Dance Off.  But in the end, Dance Off sets out to accomplish two goals with each performance.   One is to raise funds for a much needed cause in our region.   Two is to raise the profile of that same cause.  In the long run, the second goal is probably more important.  A higher profile can mean more ongoing support from volunteers and through donations.

In 2019 the Celebrity Dance Off partnered with the Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  Here’s what Dance Off Chair Christine Moore said when the partnership was announced.

“With roots going back to 1904, this group of dedicated volunteers have fundraised to support the care and comfort of patients at our hospital. Over the last 38 years, they have raised over $7 million. They exemplify everything about volunteerism and giving back to the community. They are the unsung heroes of our hospital.”

And this comes from the Friends website: “our mission is to facilitate innovative fundraising programs for equipment and services that benefit patient care and comfort in the Red Deer Regional Hospital… 

Our fundraising dollars are geared to the purchase of medical furniture and fixtures, and to patient care and comfort up to a maximum of $4,999.00 per item. The Friends Centre assists with the provision of day-to-day supplies and comfort items. This includes personal grooming items, nursing supplies such as blood pressure monitors, blanket warmers and furniture for the units to share.”

Sometimes though it’s just best to ask those who see the benefits the Friends bring every day… Please enjoy this video.

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Travolta and Newton-John wrap up the Celebrity Dance Off

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Trevor Sopracolle went from watching the Celebrity Dance Off last year, to being front and centre this year!  Trevor was the first “Oil Man” in the Celebrity Dance Off.  Hopefully the first of many.  He’s also one of the toughest looking Travolta’s you’ll ever see.  Trevor and his pro partner Alex McPherson wrapped up the show with a brilliant choice of music from Grease.  “Olivia” was amazing.. and “John” turned the world upside down.  See for yourself. .. 

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I was born in Goodsoil, Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta when I was in grade 3 and spent most of my youth in Consort.

I lost my Dad to cancer when I was in high school and so I grew up fast. At 17 I secured a loan for a 2-bedroom house with a dirt floor basement. To make ends meet, I worked as a tire technician at the local tire shop while attending high school. One of the only benefits of owning your own place in high school is having the coolest parties after the high school dances!

I moved to Red Deer in 1999 at the age of 19 and began working at Fountain Tire. Not long later a local snubbing company hired me. Over a 10-year period I worked my way up becoming a senior supervisor overseeing most of the higher-class pressure jobs and many overseas projects. In 2008, Garrett Radchenko and I started Goliath Snubbing Ltd., and we haven’t looked back.

I have also been blessed with the best kids a Dad could ask for. Being a single Dad with three kids under 8 definitely keeps me busy.

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