March 17th, 2014   Leave a comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.  Our “Drop In And Dance” event yesterday was a rousing success!  After covering costs for venue/refreshments, I’m pleased to report that our little party raised enough funds to enable us to make a donation in the amount of $141 to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Volunteer Association, as part of Clara Hughes’ Big Ride – to raise awareness, remove the stigma, and benefit mental health initiatives.

So many people to thank – Halyma, for helping me navigate the finer points of organizing a charity event.  I now fully appreciate how much work this amazing woman does, as a professional performer and businessperson; and by offering the rest of us performance opportunities throughout the year.  Our fine roster of performers – Merete, Zhannah, Farasha, Cassandra, the Moonlight Dancers, Cathy from Duniya Studio, Bollywood For Fun, including Eurika, Farasha, and Halyma;  Eliana, Samantha, Ameenah for her rockin’ drum, and Artesia.  You ladies gave us a wonderful show!  The marvellously efficient volunteers, including Wendy, for her generous fruit trays, Michele Roy and her awesome stage-set, Linda for greeting and managing the door, Melissa with her evil but yummy treats, Natalie, Andrea; Eric as our DJ, Yvonne with the man-snacks…my goodness, hope I haven’t missed anyone, because I certainly couldn’t have done any of it without you!

I’m very proud to be part of a dance community that so generously gives their time and talent – to share our love of the arts, and benefit those in need…truly inspirational.   (more photos on Gallery Page)

HalymaSiddiqahFundraiserHalyma and Siddiqah in party attire…best wishes and shimmies to all!!



Posted March 17, 2014 by fatcatbellydance in Uncategorized

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