The inaugural Dancing With A Vision Gala

Inaugural Dancing With A Vision Gala a sparkling success raises $14,000! Acorn2Oak Youth Services

Stepping out from the white stretch limo and onto the awaiting red carpet notable politicians, celebrity guests and dignitaries arrived one by one. The red carpet sparkled with VIP’s dressed to impress and in support of the inaugural Dancing With A Vision Gala for the Acorn2Oak Youth Services www.acorn2oak.ca charitable organization.

Stepping out from the white stretch limo and onto the awaiting red carpet notable politicians, celebrity guests and dignitaries arrived one by one. The red carpet sparkled with VIP’s dressed to impress and in support of the inaugural Dancing With A Vision Gala for the Acorn2Oak Youth Services www.acorn2oak.ca charitable organization.

The Acorn2Oak Youth Services is dedicated to thousands of youth in the Region of Peel and surrounding area and exists to restore, equip and transform lives, propelling youth to achieve their full potential regardless of their circumstances. The Dancing With A Vision Gala held Thursday October 28th,2009 chaired by Avril Riley President of Boca Publishing Group www.bocapublishing.ca was a glittering success and raised $14,000 for the youth. Congratulations to all.

We were asked to co- host the festivities for the evening including a meet and greet on the red carpet. “Why are you here this evening”, we asked? The resounding answer was to support the youth, give them a chance to get back on the right track and offer them hope for the future. The youth is all of our future together.

Co-hosting the evening along with us funny man Jay Martin www.JayMartin.TV who entertained the guests with his quick wit and stories. The evening was one of fine food, rocking great entertainment (Juno Award winner Liberty Silver http://musicdirectx.com/members/21/ R & B singer Joy Foster http://www.myspace.com/joyfostermusic , R & B singer Natasha Waterman http://www.myspace.com/natashawaterman2005 and award winning Tango Dancers Roxana and Fabian http://www.tangodeoro.com ),key note speeches (Deputy Chief of Police, Dan McDonald http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/About%20Us/Chiefs%20Management%20Group.aspx , Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/House/Speaker/deputy_speakers/Augustine_e.html ,2009 Valedictorian, KC Collegiate Eddie Marie Doyle and Dr. Pat Francis, President Acorn to Youth Services http://www.patfrancis.org/ ) that delivered their messages right to the heart.

And to top things off someone won a fabulous trip to Jamaica too!

Make sure to mark this notable event in your calendars for next year to be held Thursday, November 4, 2010. We will be there next year on the red carpet and hope that you will join us too.

Dancing With A Vision Gala, Red Carpet

The Wine Ladies arrive for the red carpet interviews.

Dancing With A Vision Gala, Jay Martin.

Co host and comedian Jay Martin.

Dancing with a Vision Gala, Avril Riley

Avril Riley, President Boca Publishing and Cheryl Robinson ,President Cherrs

Fashion icon Linda Lundstrom and singer Joy Foster

Fashion icon Linda Lundstrom and singer Joy Foster

Dancing With A Vision Gala. Police

The Region of Peel Deputy Chief of Police, Dan McDonald on the red carpet

Dancing With A Vision Gala,Nigel Smith, Jamaica Consul and Hon. Jean Augustine

Nigel Smith, Jamaica Consul and Hon. Jean Augustine

Dancing With a Vision Gala, Tango dancers Rossana and Fabian.

Tango dancers Rossana and Fabian.

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