Are you ready to Dance for the Memories?

Dance for the Memories
Dance for the Memories
The Dancers at Intercity Mall - Photo by Maria Hudolin

THUNDER BAY – Intercity Shopping Centre customers were in for a special Easter weekend treat last Saturday when the food court came alive with song and dance as a result of a surprise FLASH MOB. Sixty five dancers performed to a choreographed and rehearsed flash mob performed to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. The flash mob was used to promote the Saturday May 7th fundraising event DANCE FOR MEMORIES in support of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay. The dancers of all ages and abilities got together in March and have been practicing their dance since then. The talented young choreographers were Lauren Baryluk, Beth DeProphetis, Dina Marsico and Stephen Margarit.

Dance For Memories will have music from a different decade each hour, a short dance lesson, performances by dance teams from local studios and schools, local “celebrity dancers” and some super prizes for top pledge earners plus spotlite dances! Some hours will include live music by local bands. The event is meant for all ages and abilities. Guest MCs include CBC’s Lisa Laco, former mayor Jack Masters, and award-winning Shy-Anne Hovorka who will also perform at the end of the evening.

Minimum pledge to participate as a dancer is just $25 per person and there is no admission fee for non-dancers. For registration forms and a complete entertainment schedule, visit

Entertainment Schedule:

12 – 1pm MUSIC FROM THE 30’s & 40’s MC Jack Masters – Guest Performance: WESTGATE STAGE BAND

1- 2 pm MUSIC FROM THE 50’s MC Clint Harris

2 -3 pm MUSIC FROM THE 60’s with MC William Roberts Guest Performance: THE ROTARY HOUSE BAND

3 -4 pm MUSIC FROM THE 70’s with MC Bill Mauro & Ken Boshcoff

4- 5 pm MUSIC FROM THE 80’s with MC Herp Lamba & Alison Denton

5 -6 pm MUSIC FROM THE 90’S with MC Lisa Laco – Guest Performance: THE OUTSIDERS

6 -7 pm MUSIC FROM THE 00’S with MC Vince Mirabelli

7 -8 pm OPEN HOUR with MC & Guest Performer SHY-ANNE HOVORKA

(Editorial & photos submitted by Maria Hudolin, Co-Chair)

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