Dancing with our Stars Coming to Coquitlam

Dancing with our stars 2011 Coquitlam

There’s something about hit reality shows that inspire local events. Have you noticed that? When Survivor was big, we started seeing copycats springing up everywhere. You could play Survivor-style games in Victoria or Kelowna or Surrey. American Idol has also spawned all sorts of spin-offs, including the popular Port Moody Idol event every year at Golden Spike Days. It should come as no surprise that Dancing with the Stars has managed the same feat.

“Dancing with our Stars” debuted last year at Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam. It may be a reality show spinoff, but it’s for a good cause. Last year organizers raised over $16,000 for Crossroads Hospice Society. But the event isn’t just about raising money for a great cause (although it does that very well), it’s also about having a great time. Check out this video showing Global BC’s Steve Darling performing last year to get a taste:

This year’s “Dancing with our Stars” event happens on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm at Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam [map]. Our local stars are now practicing like crazy for the big event. Local business people, city councillors and community activists all vie for the big trophy. Follow the trash-talking on Twitter at #dancingwithourstars, and visit the Facebook Event Page to see what’s new.

So, who are our stars? Here are the fine local citizens who will be competing for the top spot on October 8:

Selina RobinsonCouncillor, Coquitlam City Council
Diana DilworthCouncillor, Port Moody City Council
Janine DaviesG&F Financial Group
Kyle O’GenskiMr. Mike’s Restaurant
Scott MasseMardon Insurance
Dan StroupAssistant Coach for Washington Stealth NLL Lacrosse Team
Kent MagnusonMetro Motors

So buy your tickets, and prepare to root for your favourites, all while supporting Crossroads Hospice and having a great time.

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  1. Diana Dilworth says:

    We’re also joined in the “competition” by local paramedics Bob Lee and Danielle McLellan. Sure to be a night filled with big dance, big competition and some bit laughs as well.

    Tickets available through Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.ca/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&q=dancing+with+our+stars&search.x=43&search.y=11


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