2022-23 Photos

2022-09-17 Welcome Back Dance

Our first post-Covid dance was held at the Shrine Club Hall. It was attended by 21 members who were all excited to visit with one another again. We started the dancing about 20 minutes late as the first priority was catching up with one another. Masks were worn by most as we want to keep the potential spread to a minimum especially among those who may be immunocompromised. This policy will be reviewed regularly as our dances progress.

2022-10-15 Autumn Dance

The dance was held at the Shrine Club. Peter Renaud supplied the dance music which included a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Party and Line Dances. The Shrine club supplied a bartender. Coffee and tea was served mid evening.

2022-11-12 Homecoming Dance

The dance was held at the Shrine Club. Brian McCracken supplied the dance music which included a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Party and Line Dances. The Shrine club supplied a bartender. Coffee and tea was served mid evening.

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2022-12-10 Jingle Bell Christmas Dance

Our Christmas dance was held at the Shrine Club. Special thanks to Shriners Ken and Nancy for stepping in to open the hall and staff the bar. 20 CanUK Club members attended and enjoyed the music supplied by president Peter Renaud. There was a definite Christmas theme to the evening. Coffee and tea was supplied by Jim and Patsy Hase.

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2022-12-31 New Year’s Eve Gala

Our New Year’s Eve Gala was held at Edith Rankin Memorial United Church. The dance started at 8:30 and ended at 12:30 on New Year’s morning. 31 attended. A lunch consisting of sandwiches and dessert tray was served at 10 pm. Music was presented by Ruth and Craig Pettis. Brian and Marlene McCracken served the luncheon. Happy New Year to all!

The slideshow below documents the evening quite well.

2023-01-22 Tea Dance

Our first tea dance of the season began at 2:00 pm and was attended by 24 dancers. Beatsie and Norman McLean were the music presenters. Jim and Patsie Hase catered the event and served tea, coffee and a variety of goodies at the break. The tea dance was held at Westbrook United Church Hall. The hall has a ramp and a chair lift for those who need this accommodation. Dancing concluded at 4:45 pm.

February 2023 Tea Dance

The dance was held at the Westbrook United Church. Music was presented by Brian McCracken. Coffee tea and Cookies were served mid afternoon. 21 dancers attended but some of us had to rush home as soon as possible to catch the Superbowl that evening.

April 2023 Spring Dance

This dance was held on April 15 at the Westbrook United Church Hall. 19 attended the evening dance. Music was presented by Ruth and Craig Pettis and the mid evening refreshments were organized by Jim and Patsy Hase.

2023-05-12 Coronation Dance

The CANUK Dance Club 2022-2023 season-ending dance, commemorating the Royal Coronation of King Charles III, began with “The King Charles Waltz”. “The King Charles Waltz” was written by British composer David Read to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III.

While putting the dance program together for the May 12 dance I (Brian  McCracken) came across “The King Charles Waltz” on You Tube. I emailed the composer inquiring how to purchase this piece of music for use in our Coronation dance. David Read responded that he would send it to me for free if we were willing to send him a video recording of the CANUK Club dancers dancing to “The King Charles Waltz”. David will include our video in a montage to be sent to King Charles III.

Of course, the answer to this is YES!

Music was presented by Brian MCCracken. Mid evening snacks provided by Jim and Patsy Hase followed the royal theme. 20 dancers attended.