Ottawa School Breakfast Program fundraiser with music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s
Back by popular demand is the Breakfast Club Retro Dance, a high school dance for grownups to raise money for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. It features music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s, and guests are encouraged to dress up from their favourite era. All of the fun, none of the mean girls and lots of dancing!
In its first year the fundraiser dance raised almost $4000 and more than 120 people dusted off their dancing shoes. Rod Stewart and MC Hammer both made appearances, along with multiple Madonnas. A 50/50 draw added to the fun and guests got to vote on the last song of the night. Dirty Dancing’s “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” and Guns n’Roses’ “November Rain” didn’t stand a chance against Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Tracy, a mother of two, came out last year and already has her ticket for this year. “I’m excited to get out for an evening and act like a teenager again. I’m looking forward to dancing, which isn’t something a lot of moms get to do. I appreciate that the crowd is old enough to remember the songs.”
“I loved the energy and the range of ages,” said Marc, a father of one who dressed as John Bender from the Breakfast Club movie last year and is already planning his outfit for this year. “It was a fun night having drinks and dancing with friends to great music.”
This year’s event on Sept. 24 will be held at the Legion, 330 Kent Street, where alcoholic beverages are available and there are no chaperones. The program can provide a meal for $1/day, so each $25 ticket feeds a child for more than a month of school days.
The Ottawa School Breakfast Program works with all school boards to help 13,500 children start their day with a nutritious meal. They serve over 2 million meals a year. The Breakfast Club Retro Dance is perfect for a date night or a girls night out, so come on out for a good time and a great cause!
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Category: Ottawa Events