DANCE OFF - Brett Speight and Sherri Ryckman hit the dance floor at the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off earlier this month.

Photos: Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off raises record amount

$750,000 raised to support the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre and the Sexual Assault Support Centre

  • Apr. 24, 2017 3:10 p.m.

This year’s Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off, which was held earlier this month, raised more than $750,000.

Last year a total of $265,000 was raised.

“When we decided to ask two charities to partner for the 2017 Dance Off, we could not fully envision the power of such a partnership. This year’s event definitely benefited from a larger network of friends and supporters that came from the three way partnership,” said Christine Moore, co-chair.

The dancers alone raised an unprecedented amount of nearly $515,000, she added.

This year’s event was a banner year with amount of funds raised, which will go to support the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre and the Sexual Assault Support Centre.

“On behalf of the cabinet, I wish to extend our gratitude to our corporate sponsors, individual donors, our dancers, volunteers and partners. Without doubt the cause resonated with our supporters as over 1000 people attended this community builder,” said Moore.

Local celebrity Karen Goranson and her dance partner Dale Tosczak won the Mirror Ball Award.

Other partners included Natalie Brooks with Dustin Snider, Brett Speight with Sherri Ryckman, Bryan Senn with Colleen Manning, David Joseph with Jodie Schreiner, Jena Smith with Sheldon Kennedy, Jody Liptak with Jesse Wallin and Olya Joseph with Rollie Cyr.

– Fawcett

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