Stayin' alive

This Friday night, October 16, a local non-profit group, Sing for your life, is hosting the stayin' alive dance party, a fundraising dance and silent auction.

Sing for your life is based in Kelowna, and their vision is to bring participatory singing and music-making to seniors throughout the province. The video at the end of this article is a few years old but it offers an example of some of the services offered in town. 

Last year they brought in the moving documentary, Alive Inside , which showed the power of music and the ways it is increasingly used to combat various forms of memory loss. The group does tremendous work in our community, and I hope you will join me at the fundraiser on Friday.

Headlining the stayin' alive dance party is local band, ReX, with special guests Ellen Churchill & Robert Fine and a special appearance by the White Sails A Cappella Chorus.

The silent auction will feature everything from a lunch with Mayor Basran, airline tickets, signed Calgary Flames Jersey, hotel stays, and much more.

Sing for your life has chosen to host the dance at the always popular Mission Hall, starting at 7:15 p.m..

Tickets are $28, and can be bought online until 5 PM today (October 15), or by calling 250.860.5408 at any time before the event. I'm sure there will also be some tickets for sale at the door. 

stayin' alive dance party
Friday October 16 @ 7:15 p.m.
Mission Hall
4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

All proceeds support the Sing for your life Foundation.

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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