ED applauds participation at singing for dreamsMay 2, 2012 by Camille Jensen
75 people cheer for 14 Karaoke teams
From singing classic rock songs to breakdancing, this year’s Singing for Dreams saw children, youth and adults who access services from the BC Centre for Ability take the spotlight, an outcome that makes Angie Kwok proud.
“Before, we had a lot of staff involved representing different departments,” Angie, the BC Centre for Ability’s executive director, says of Singing for Dreams, which is now in its fifth year.
“But this year, it was really overtaken by children, youth and adults who are using services that have become the participants of the event — it’s really great to see.”
Approximately 75 people attended this year’s Singing for Dreams, the BC Centre’s karaoke fundraiser, held April 26 at Deely Motorcycle Exhibition.
The event invites participants to perform their favourite songs and win fun prizes while socializing with people of all ages and abilities. Fourteen teams performed, ranging from superb solos to entertaining troupes.
“Our whole philosophy at the Centre is about participation and making contributions,” says Angie. “(The participants) had great fun, they enjoyed what they were doing, but they were also making a contribution, that is so great.”
The event raised $1,600 to support children, youth and adults with disabilities.
The BC Centre for Ability would like to thank Deely Motorcycle Exhibition for donating their space and food for the event. Norma Reid, co-host for CTV Morning Live, also volunteered as the host of the 2012 Singing for Dreams.
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