Dad and Me Dance will go on (a cloud)

With a little ingenuity, Rotary members have found a way for the Dad and Me Dance to go on, virtually. 

While the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast celebrates its 20th anniversary it also celebrates its 20th year of hosting the annual Dad and Me Dance, an event dear to the hearts of its members. Since 1999 it has given many girls ages five to 13 a magical, musical evening that they share with a very important escort. 

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Dad – grandfather, uncle, or friend – is someone she looks up to who means very much to her. On this night, she has a chance to dine, dance and mingle wearing a beautiful dress with her dad by her side. For Dad, it is an opportunity to bond and enjoy this special evening. 

Due to consequences of COVID-19, many public events have been cancelled, but members of the Rotary couldn’t bear to cancel this one. 

The 2020 “Dad and Me Dance, On a Cloud!” will take place online on June 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. via CoastalTakeout.ca with VideoMax Dance and Zoom. Many community sponsors have donated prizes and incentives so that dads and daughters who are self-isolating in their homes can enjoy their special evening. They will be able to connect with their friends on a private Facebook page and participate in fun online activities. This is an opportunity for everyone involved to support the community, especially local restaurants that have endured adverse economic effects of this pandemic. 

So, the Rotary is calling out to dads and daughters everywhere to decorate, dress up and get ready for a night of magical fun. The Rotary encourages you to order a meal online through CoastalTakeout.ca, or purchase a meal through the Sunshine Coast Food Response at participating grocery stores. Proceeds from these purchases will benefit the Sunshine Coast Community Services Food Bank. 

For more information, see coastaltakeout.ca/dad-and-me-dance-2020/

– Barbara Webb

 

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