A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!
BMO Financial Group
Rex Harrington, O.C.
Joysanne Sidimus, M.S.M.
Karen Kain, C.C.
Peggy Baker, O.C.
Evelyn Hart, C.C.
Joan and Jerry Lozinski
Sandra and Jim Pitblado, C.M.
Veronica Tennant, C.C.
DTRC Executive Director
Geon van der Wyst
Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters, sponsors, performers, and volunteers who made this evening possible. Not only did we celebrate our 25 spectacular years, but we raised funds that will go directly toward helping dancers in the future. We look forward to supporting them for years to come!
The grande finale of the evening featured 13 DTRC alumni who told their remarkable stories of transition into a wide array of successful second careers. Erin Richardson, an Emergency Registered Vet Technician, Dion MacArthur, a Case Manager for Veterans Affairs Canada, Jennifer Fournier, in her fourth year at University of Toronto majoring in International Relations, and Philip Drube, in his second year Master of Osteophathic Manipulative Sciences at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy were among the 13 who represented over 10,000 dancers who have been supported by the DTRC during its 25 years.
The evening also included the unveiling of our inspiring 25th Anniversary souvenir book, 25 Transitions, which celebrates a variety of new beginnings - from those just beginning their dance careers, to those who have embraced life beyond the stage. The book is beautifully designed by DTRC alumna Brenda Little, who graduated as Valedictorian of her class at George Brown College.
Produced by the team who brought you Vive la Danse! at the Palais Royale, Veronica Tennant and Peter Mak, this breathtaking evening of dance, song, and revelry in the legendary Imperial Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel was one to remember!
Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.