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Dance O Rama - Sweet Memories

Dancing to fight cancer

DanceORama smMel and Rochelle Buenaventura hosted Dance O Rama - Sweet Memories to raise funds for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation on June 8, 2024, at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM).

Together with their friends and sponsors, the well-attended event raised $4,200.00.

“I’m grateful to our Almighty Lord for giving us the opportunity to host this dance event that brought back the dance groups from almost three decades ago. I thank them for taking the effort to reunite their dance groups for this worthy cause. On behalf of my husband Mel Buenaventura, we salute these dance groups, our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this event memorable – dancing with one goal in mind, to help Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.”

The dance groups that participated were Eva de Jesus’ Eva and the Sidekicks; Bonn and Letty Franco’s D’Barcad’s dancing friends; Nita Orbeta’s Golden Friends dance group; Diwata Cruz’s Happy go lucky dance group; Dory Valera’s Filipino seniors ballroom dance group; Beth Galindez and the Gendringen group 2 (The Hollanders); Eugene Ularte’s Eugene dance group; Lyn Tran and the Chinese Cultural dance group; Marlene Soliven and the Wehl Batch 12 (The Hollanders).

Sherelle Kwan, Manager of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation received the $4,200 cheque on June 22 at the PCCM.