Joel and Clara Marasigan

Grand Ballroom Gala for Haitian Relief


tiger_chinesenewyearThe Grand Ballroom is holding their annual Chinese New Year Gala on Saturday, February 20th.  Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a delicious Chinese buffet dinner, as well as a Pro-Am and Amateur showcase.  Not only will you enjoy a full night of dancing amongst friends, but you will be contributing to a great cause, as $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund


On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Haiti. Buildings all over the Haitian capital of Port au Prince collapsed, killing thousands and trapping thousands more. It’s estimated that three million people have been affected by the disaster, and 200,000 have been left homeless. Chaos has descended in the city, as survivors desperately search for food, water and shelter amid the rubble.

The response of hundreds of local Red Cross volunteers was immediate. The International Red Cross Movement has mobilized to launch their largest ever emergency relief and recovery operation in one country.  Volunteers have been working around the clock since the earthquake struck to meet the urgent needs of affected communities.   They have been busy supplying desperately needed food, water, medical supplies and shelter.  

haiti_reliefThe destruction was widescale and the needs are overwhelming, but you CAN make a difference. Your generous gift will ensure the people of Haiti will not only get the emergency assistance they need to survive in the face of this devastating disaster – but ensure they have the resources and support needed to rebuild their homes, communities and lives in the months and years ahead.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians so far, the Canadian Red Cross response continues to grow, with $6.7 million already contributed to the relief effort in cash, personnel and supplies.  The needs in Haiti are great and your support is still urgently needed.  The Red Cross is encouraging all Canadians to give generously and suppor the cause.

(Taken from the Canadian Red Cross website.


So come out to the Grand Ballroom on Feb 20th and bring all your friends!  Doors open at 7:30pm; dinner is at 8pm; and the showcase starts at 9:30pm.  The Pro-Am showcase will feature various students in and around the Grand Ballroom, and the Amateur showcase will consist of 3 Junior Latin couples, who just may be the cutest little DanceSport couples you’ve ever seen!  Tickets are $28 for member and $32 for guests.  Special thanks go to the Grand Ballroom for being so pro-active to help such a deserving cause!

Contact the Grand Ballroom for more information:

The Grand Ballroom
12200 Riverside Way
Richmond, BC
V6W 1K5
Tel: 604-273-3130

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