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:
Bishop's Cellar (Kevin Schwenker)
Pam Scott Crace
The Goatworks African Drums
Human Landscape Dance (Susan Cook)
Jane's Next Door
Lakeland Plant World
Larry Hayes & Sharon Nicolle
Live Art Dance Productions
My Mother's Bloomers
NSCAD Art Supply Store
Snazz (Michele Chui)
You Two Can Tango
Urban Retreat Massage
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.