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Rite of Spring Fling!

Behind the Scenes at the Rite of Spring Fling:

Our annual fundraising event was a huge success! Thank you to all our patrons, supporters, and volunteers who helped make a truly spectacular and magical evening come alive with dance and so much more.

It was such a delight to organize and share our first Rite of Spring Fling! fundraiser on June 8th, and we thank all of you who attended.  We not only raised funds, we had a lot of fun . . . and we hope you did too!

We couldn't have done it without painter extraordinaire Holly Carr, and the stellar dance artists who generously donated their time and talent: Jacinte Armstrong,Rhonda Baker, Vivika Ballard, Kathleen Doherty, Ruth-Ellen Kroll-Jackson, Sarah Rozee; and musicians Doug Cameron and Tim Crofts.  Poet/spoken word artist Shauntay Grant rounded out the artistic offerings with her incredibly sensuous poetry, and swing band Jack's Cats played us out the door and into the warm spring evening.

Below are some photos of the fun and flare at the fair!


Photos by Martin Grahovski

Heartfelt thanks also go out to:
Our MC Norma Lee MacLeod, and our hard-working fundraising committee; sponsors: Joan & Jack Craig; corporate sponsors: InnovaCorp; in-kind: etc.press, The Coast, Woozles Children's Bookstore; our Cakewalk Ringleader, the inimitable Ben Stone; and DJ Regalia, our soulful in-house DJ.

Silent Auction donors:
Aerobics First
Bishop's Cellar (Kevin Schwenker)
Terry Chisholm
Pam Scott Crace
Adrian Fish
Wally Fraser
The Goatworks African Drums
Human Landscape Dance (Susan Cook)
Jack's Cats
Jane's Next Door
Lakeland Plant World
Larry Hayes & Sharon Nicolle
Live Art Dance Productions
Hydrostone Osteopathy
Interface Carpet
Susan Malmstrom
My Mother's Bloomers
Anne Muecke
Neptune Theatre
NSCAD Art Supply Store
Victoria Parker
Lynn Rotin
Snazz (Michele Chui)
Thumpers Salon
You Two Can Tango
Urban Retreat Massage
Marjorie Willison
Woozles Children's Bookstore

And more: Cakewalk donors:Fruition, Gingerbread Haus, Elise Vanderborght, Layers, Judy Fraser, Nancy Bessette; other fun stuff included: Jewelry Table by Sacha Hanarahan, origami station by Nicole Arsenault, Spring Forecasts (tarot cards read by): Madame Tabia.  Our Photographer: Martin Grahovski; and the beautiful decorations were created by Susan Warr.

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Photograph by Holly Crooks