Join us as we ring in the New Year with an evening of glamour, fine dining and exceptional dancing! Back after a one-year hiatus, Boogie with the Stars offers guests a full plated dinner, a dance competition, and a New Year's Dance with live band Pink Champagne.
Tickets are $100 ($900 for a table of 10) and can be purchased at Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, Books & Co. and from Event Organizers Paz & Peter.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Prince George Civic Centre
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Plated Dinner: 7:30pm
Dance Competition: 9:00pm
Dance Starts: 10:00pm
Midnight Snacks with Champagne
For more information contact:
Paz Milburn 250.640.0490 or Peter Weedon 250.565.8888
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Craig played five years of junior football with the Regina Rams and won four national championships (CJFL) before football took him on to Vancouver where he continued to play at the CIS level with UBC Thunderbirds for four years.
Craig is President and CEO of West Coast Hospitality Group, one of the largest hospitality companies in Northern BC that is focused on development, management and investment in hospitality based businesses. West Coast assets and investments include hotels, gaming, restaurants, pubs and retail businesses focused on the Hwy 16 corridor from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Some of these establishments include the Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel, Nu Spa, Tropical Pool and Spa, Dales Wood and Gas Heat and the newly opened Don Cherry's Sports Grill Prince George.
Volunteering is part of Craig’s life – a few examples of that are a volunteer coach in PGMHA (Hockey), PGMHA (Football), PGYSA (Soccer) as well as past president of PGMFA and PGYSA. He is also on the fundraising committee for UNBC Athletics. Is it any wonder Craig has agreed to be part of the 2016 BWTS ? With experienced, quality people like this involved, our event can’t help but be a success!
John Brink is the Founder, President and CEO of Brink Forest Products, an integrated lumber remanufacturing plant producing a range of structural, industrial and value-added wood products destined for local and international markets. John has a passion for the forest industry and his vision for the future is inspiring. John is also a property developer and played an instrumental role in the successful development of the Nechako View Subdivision. John and the Brink Group of Companies believe in the importance of giving back to the Prince George community by supporting various local events, fundraisers and charities. Fueled by passion, integrity and work ethic, John is also a competitor in the annual Iron Ore Classic.
John has impressed us with his dedication and focus, so we can only imagine he will be a fierce competitor for the 2016 BWTS mirror-ball trophy.
Karin Piche, a mother of 4, has deep roots in our community. For the past three decades, Karin has served as a consultant and facilitator to health seekers throughout the extended Prince George region. A well established authority on the psychology of leadership, organizational turnaround and the science of health and fitness and peak performance, she has been recognized consistently for her strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. Her non-profit Wheelin Warriors of the North cycling team provides substantial fundraising assistance to Provincial Initiatives for cancer research in a system that boasts 230,000 survivors in British Columbia alone. Piche has directly impacted the lives of countless people through her Fitness and Nursing Career (at Northern Health) as well as her many philanthropic endeavors. What began as a personal desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Piche’s lifelong crusade to end CANCER and change lives.
Kyle Sampson is probably a name you’ve heard around town. Previously a radio personality, he now manages marketing, events, and sales in Northern BC for Pacific Western Brewing Company. Giving back and staying involved in the community is a top priority for Kyle. He spends his spare time hooking up with local charities, not-for-profits and the like – you can usually catch him out and about supporting the community in various events, working with local businesses around town. He has his heart in Prince George and he's very proud to call it home, and we in turn are very proud to have Kyle commit to be part of the BWTS team – he is a great addition to our loaded cast. Watch out for him - he's here to bust a move in the face of fundraising and has made it clear he has an eye on that mirror-ball trophy as he puts on his dancing shoes and gets ready to boogie with Colleen!
Scott McWalter, founder of the Hell Yeah PG Facebook Group, is a Marketing & Communications Executive with the Brink Group of Companies. Scott is a life-long promoter of Prince George and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and his Masters degree in Business Administration all at UNBC. In addition to being a proud resident of Prince George and fierce advocate for Northern British Columbia, he is also a Group Fitness Instructor at the Northern Sport Centre, Lead Organizer of the Prince George Terry Fox Run and former Vice President of the British Columbia Indoor Soccer League, all while sitting on the PG Triathlon Organizing Committees. We are lucky to have Scott as part of the BWTS team this year and we are confident he will play a big part of reaching our goal for the UHNBC wheelchair replacement program.
Colleen Sparrow has carried the role of publisher at the Prince George Citizen since February 2012 and is the first female publisher of the newspaper in its 98-year history. She has worked for the Citizen since 1991, starting in the business office. In 2002, she was named circulation manager and took on regional management responsibilities for distribution and circulation of all Glacier Media B.C. properties. Colleen has lived in Prince George for 42 years, moving here with her family from Saskatchewan in 1972. She has been a member of the Kiwanis Club since 2002 and during her 12 years with the service club, she also served as Board Chair for 2 years. In addition to her work on the Spirit of the North Board, she’s a member of the Initiatives Prince George Board of Directors. Ever since Del Laverdure helped organize the community health rally in 2000, the Citizen has taken on a leadership role in supporting health care in Prince George. Colleen is the fourth consecutive Citizen publisher to serve on the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation board.
Tom and better half Judy moved to Prince George in 1993 - they have two married boys and three wonderful grandchildren. Tom joined Wood Weaton GM where he enjoyed an involved and successful career until retiring in May of this year - his retirement fit in nicely with his approach to life as an avid outdoorsman, with lots of fly-fishing, camping and hiking. He has served on many boards, including the Haldi Women’s Recovery Centre, Baldy Hughes Recovery Centre, Yellowhead Rotary, and most appropriately for us, the Board of Directors for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. Tom and two friends started two successful restaurant’s, Cimo Mediterranean Grill and North 54. He believes that dance improves the social community, and wants to promote it more. He has enjoyed partnering with Paz and learning dance so much, that he was convinced to build a dance floor in his own home – he is confident all those months of practice will pay off in defending his championship performance from 2011! Tom strongly believes in the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation because it supports the North with all the money raised to help the people of the North, staying right here.
Tyler is born and bred in BC, growing up in the lower mainland in Maple Ridge, but recently moved to Prince George to work with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. He is the CKPG FunChaser, so with the nature of his job covering community events, don’t be surprised if you see him around town enjoying the exciting things that Prince George has to offer. He is also involved in the sports community as he is the Media Director for the major midget hockey team, the Cariboo Cougars. He has also done work with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL and this summer was appointed Media Director of the International World Baseball Challenge Tournament that saw baseball teams from as far away as Japan! Tyler is not scared to admit that he has zero background in dance, but that is why he is excited to take on this challenge, giving him the opportunity to learn, while helping a good cause! We are hoping his experience with the media is going to give Tyler an edge in the BWTS competition.