Thanks to Oakville Snap’d for Great Photos!

Oakville Snap’d publications attended our recent Holiday Dance Party and took some great pictures of the event!  Here are the pictures taken by the Snap’d photographer.  If you’d like to see more photos, take a look at our Photo Dance Album for this dance and previous ones.

This dance raised over $1900 for the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive – please read our previous blog post to learn more.

A Big Thank You – Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive Receives $1910 Donation

A huge thank you to everyone who attended Saturday, December 2nd’s Holiday Dance Party – with your help we raised $1910 for the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive.

Here’s Stephanie and Dorothy presenting the cheque to one of Oakville’s firefighting teams.

This donation comes at a crucial time for the toy drive as the Oakville Santa Claus parade was rained out this year. As a result, toy donations usually received at the parade were not made, so there was a shortfall of gifts for the holiday season. With the help of everyone who attended the dance, the monies raised will go towards providing gifts to over 200 children.  Many, many thanks!!

Help Us Support the Oakville Firefighters Christmas Toy Drive!

Over the past 25 years, thousands of children across Halton have received Christmas gifts as a result of the tireless volunteer efforts of the Oakville Firefighters Christmas Toy Drive.

The Toy Drive began 25 years ago, when one Oakville firefighter was inspired to take up a collection to bring holiday cheer to children in the care of child and family service organizations.

Over time, the scope of the Oakville toy drive has changed from providing a few gifts to families in need to today distributing toys and gifts directly to local families, institutions and community agencies supporting children and youth across Halton.

“We sometimes forget that although the Halton community is known for its affluence, there are still many families here who are challenged to provide Christmas toys and gifts to their children. Last year’s drive distributed toys to over 3200 children across Halton and we are working to increase that number this year, so every child in need receives a Christmas present,” says Kurt Merriman, Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive Committee Chair.

How can you help?

Oakville Firefighters Sorting Through Gifts

If you’d like to donate a gift to the toy drive, you can drop off your unwrapped item at the Oakville Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 19 or at any Oakville Fire Station by Monday, December 18 or you can purchase a raffle ticket at Halton Dance Party’s December 2nd dance event. All proceeds from the raffle are donated to the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive. Last year $1300 from the raffle was donated to the Toy Drive!

It’s important to note that over 40% of the toys and gifts provided are for children over the age of ten. This can be a hard group to buy for as they’ve outgrown little kid toys and often want gift cards or more practical items.   Sometimes these kids might also live in group environments where certain types of gifts may be restricted.

Providing a financial donation to the Fire Department Toy Drive is the most practical way to provide a gift to a child or youth’s Christmas this year. Some retailers offer matching donations, so firefighters going to a big box store with a fixed amount of cash, will have that amount matched, doubling their purchasing power.

Purchase your ticket to the Dec 2nd event early as in addition to the Toy Drive, Little Peter and the Elegants are returning, so we know this will be a popular event! Be sure to bring a little extra cash to purchase raffle tickets in support of the toy drive!

 

 

 

 

Dorothy & Stephanie Present a Cheque to Habitat for Humanity -Halton-Mississauga

With thanks to all our attendees at our last dance, Dorothy and Stephanie presented a cheque of over $1,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga.  

We are thrilled that Halton Dance Party was able to contribute towards the great community work that Habitat does throughout Halton and Mississauga. As of September 2017, Halton Dance Party has raised over $9000 for local charities.  We are very grateful to all our attendees for their generosity and support of these great causes and at this dance a special thanks to Gary D who donated his raffle winnings back to Habitat – many thanks Gary!

Here’s some pics from the cheque presentation featuring Habitat’s Julie W and Steve, great volunteer Fiona B who attended the September dance and Dorothy and Stephanie.

Peter & the Elegants Rocked The House on Saturday!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the September 9th Halton Dance Party at the Knights of Columbus.  Little Peter and the Elegants provided a great evening of dancing and fun, as always!

Our thanks to our wonderful sponsors who donated nibbles to the evening including great wraps from Ricki’s Bar and Grill, pizza from Nino Panino’s, and sandwiches from C&C Real Estate Group

A special thank you to Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga representative Fiona, who did a great job greeting everyone as they came in the door and sharing the message and mission  of Habitat with everyone.  Another huge thanks to Gary D who won the 50/50 raffle and donated all his winnings back to Habitat.  Thank you Gary!

Many thanks as well to our team of volunteers including Liz, Debbie, Penny, Donna, Lesley & Shannon, and to our new friend Mary, who all worked hard to ensure the evening went well.

Check out pictures from the evening as well as attendees hula hooping the night away!

 

The Dog Days of Summer Dance Party Was A Blast

A great crowd turned out for August’s Dance Party!  It was a wonderful night of great music, dancing and fun.  DJ Jim was a big hit with the crowd encouraging people to get up on the dance floor and creating some fun group dancing.  Our special thanks to our great team of volunteers including Penny, Donna, Jennifer and Lesley and Halton Dance Party friend Stephanie #2.

A huge thank you as well to our wonderful sponsors including Nino Panino, and Chris and Carissa Real Estate.

We’re looking forward to another great event on Saturday September 9th.  Little Peter and the Elegants will be returning – they are a live 60’s band and  always put on a great show!  We know this event will book up soon so be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible.

The British Invasion in Oakville!

It was a great night for the British Invasion and the crowd of over 135 that came out to Drafted to enjoy the music and dance last Saturday.  Congrats to Peter our raffle prize winner!  Great food, Great fun!!  Check out the pictures below: