Dancing with stars on stage

North Okanagan Hospice Society and Cheek to Cheek Dance Studios are pleased to present the 2013 Dancing with the Vernon Stars

Ruth Hoyte and Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster rip up the dance floor in preparation for Dancing with the Vernon Stars Oct. 4

Ruth Hoyte and Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster rip up the dance floor in preparation for Dancing with the Vernon Stars Oct. 4

Lights, camera, action

It’s time to purchase your tickets and vote for your favorite dance couple.

The North Okanagan Hospice Society and Cheek to Cheek Dance Studios are pleased to present the 2013 Dancing with the Vernon Stars.

This exciting event will be showcased Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.nohs.ca or in person (cash or cheque) at AE Berry Insurance, Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio, or at Hospice House.

This year, there are seven dance couples competing.

Please visit each of their profile pages online and vote for your favorite dance couple.

All the proceeds are donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

“It is always such a wonderful feeling when you see the community pull together and support these types of events”, said Ruth Edwards, Executive Director of NOHS.

Not only is it about the voting, but the actual event itself has really expanded from year to year.

“We have planned some new and exciting things this year at the event that will hopefully impress our guests,” said Lorna Robb, owner of Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio. “Each dancer has been working very hard and it’s amazing to see their improvements and passion evolve as we get closer and closer to show time.”

Sponsors for the event include The Morning Star, Kiss-FM, VantageOne Financial, Wayside Press, Sproing Creative, Gumtree Catering, Aspire Strategies and more.

This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Journey,” whether you are learning to dance or just taking each day as it comes.