par Cowichan Intercultural Society
After 35 years of growth in the Cowichan Valley, the Cowichan Intercultural Society is carrying out a capital building campaign to build a new Immigrant Welcome Centre for the Cowichan Valley, and this multicultural dance-a-thon will be our principal 2017 fundraising event. In celebration of the many cultures and diverse backgrounds in our region, we invite community members to register individually or as a team for this eight hour event filled with live multicultural music, family activities, vendors, cultural expos, and tons of fantastic prizes!
The participation fee for this event is $15 for individuals or $50 for a team of four. The participation fee allows access to the dancing area of the event for the entire day, entry into various raffles for great prizes, and light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Participants are encouraged to get as many pledges as possible, through this online platform as well as traditional cash pledges, and all funds raised during this event will go directly to the capital campaign for a new Immigrant Welcome Centre in the Cowichan Valley. Participants who reach pre-set pledge levels will be directly entered into draws for prizes - the more you raise, the more chance you have to win!
The event will take place on May 13th, 2017 at the Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan, British Columbia (between Canada and Duncan streets). From 10am-6pm a variety of multicultural musicians, musical groups, and dance groups will take the stage to lead participants in dancing. Participants can dance as much or as little as they want during the eight-hour event.
During the event, only participants will have access to the main dancing area in front of the stage, and spectators will be free to watch the event from outside this area and enjoy the festivities. There will be a variety of prizes awarded to participants including entry into various raffles (the more you fundraiser, the more entries you will get into the raffle), and there will be day of prizes such as longest dancer, youngest participant, oldest participant, and many prizes which will be decided by audience voting including dance-offs & crowd favorites.
Participants will have access to light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. The event will be broadcast live on facebook, so your family and friends who can't attend the event can watch the fun online!