Ceroc Around the Clock: Kitsilano Showboat Fundraiser

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Join Ceroc Vancouver on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for a 12-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser for the Kitsilano Showboat amphitheatre called Ceroc Around the Clock:

Participants can enjoy different dance lessons every hour from 12:00pm to 7:00pm, and a dance party with performances from 8:00pm to 12:00am. COBS Bread will be sponsoring and providing free sustenance.

Where Cambrian Hall, Main at 17th.
When Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:00pm to 12:00am (doors at 11:30am).
Tickets $20 at the door or dancers can register a pledge page and collect donations or download a pledge sheet. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the Showboat.

The Kitsilano Showboat, operating since 1935 adjacent to the Kitsilano Pool, sustained major damage during the King Tide we experienced just a few months ago that dramatically raised water levels. The Showboat’s legacy is to provide free summer entertainment, from local bands and dance groups to theatrical productions and they need to raise funds to make repairs and get on track this year.

Water from the King Tide “breached the pool wall, surrounded the stage and flooded all the dressing rooms, storage rooms, bathrooms, sound room and parts of the stage. The water was 18 inches deep backstage and everything was covered in debris and seaweed.”

King Tide at Jericho Beach – Photo credit: cognoscento on Flickr

As a non-profit and self-supporting volunteer organization, the Kitsilano Showboat Society needs to raise significant funds to make the necessary repairs before this, their 78th season, gets underway.

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Kitsilano Showboat – Photo credit: Ariane Colenbrander on Flickr

Ceroc Vancouver offers weekly dance lessons with drop-ins welcome. You can sign up to dance with them at Ceroc Around the Clock or stop by and check out the music-fuelled action at Cambrian Hall simply to show your support. Follow the Kitsilano Showboat on Facebook and Ceroc Vancouver on Twitter to find out more about this event.

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  1. SheilaFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 7:58am PDT

    Showboat is my favourite summer tradition.

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