The Cabinet of the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2018 has announced its chosen agency for next year’s event and the eight community leaders who will step onto the dance floor in support of the cause.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is the chosen agency, with the funds raised from the Dance Off to support the Canada Games Celebration Plaza. According to officials, the former Central School building on 48 Avenue will be an inclusive and accessible gathering place for everyone downtown, both during and after the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off Class of 2018 includes:
Cari MacLean, Honorary Co Chair dancing with Jone Lam
Duane Daines, Champion Rodeo Athlete dancing with Ms. Natalie Brooks
Mellisa Hollingsworth, Olympian Skeleton Bronze Medalist dancing with Michael Myroniu
Carla MacLeod, Two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner with the Canadian Women's Hockey team dancing with David Jospeh
John Young, Vice President of RBC in Red Deer dancing with Ms. Jodie Liptak
Troy Gillard, News Director and Editor for rdnewsNOW dancing with Ms. Jena Smith
Cindy Mandrusiak, Red Deer Entrepreneur dancing with Mr. Dale Tosczak
Todd Simenson, Vice President of Stantec in Red Deer dancing with Jinelle Themig.
Officials describe the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off as a community building event that brings together the professional dance community, community leaders, the business community and many talented volunteers. Over $2.1 million dollars has been raised for various local charities over the past six years, with 2018 being the 7th annual. Over $750,000 was raised during the 2017 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off.
From February 15 until March 3, 2019, Red Deer will host the Canada Winter Games, bringing in roughly 20,000 visitors, up to 3,600 participants competing in 19 different sports and generating approximately $132 million dollars of economic impact to the region.
The 2018 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 29, 2018.
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