Friday, 28 April 2017

World Fundraiser Party

Worlds Celebration 2017in support of our McConnell Irish Dancer
Bailey Cumming
In honour of Bailey going to Worlds, and representing McConnell Irish Dancers and Canada, we are hosting a Social Fundraiser and Send Off before she flies across the pond to Killarney, Ireland to compete in the CRN World Open Irish Dancing Championships on June 23-25, 2017.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Winakwa Community Centre
980 Winakwa Rd, Winnipeg, MB
Adults $15 Children U13 $10 Support Ticket $10
Silent Auction, 50/50 and more
We are also accepting donations for silent auction prizes. Donations can be left at the studio or contact Jacquie @ 204-771-9868

MSDSA - Value Villiage Fundraiser Update

Families of McConnell School of Dance,

I am very impressed with the support of all the families who have been bringing in their clothing, books and household items! We have earned over $500 toward our original goal of $1000!
We are planning another drop off date of June 10 at 1000am at the Pembina Value Village Location!

Please continue to collect your items and bring to the studio with you or save them up for our drop off date and join us at the location!

We also have printed flyers you can hand out to family or neighbors to help increase our collections-they are in the studio upon the trophy shelf. Help yourself!

Every bag is approx. 14 lbs of clothing or household items! For light items-clothing we will get 15 cents/pound and heavier things like cds, books, electronics, household items are 5 cents/pound. It will all add up very quickly! Then a cheque is mailed to the studio to MSDSA within 21-31 days! EASY, PEASY!!

When we support our own dancers, we also help out other community groups with this type of fundraiser as some of the money that is made from goods sold at Value Village goes back into our community for Diabetes, Boys and Girls Clubs!!

Does anyone in our group have a contact at a car/truck dealership that we can approach to try to reach further out into the community?
Our coordinator suggested  that if we had a contact at a car dealership, we might approach them to use an area of their showroom to build a mountain of donations and possibly donate a truck to haul everything to our drop location. Good advertising for them too as they are helping locally!


Jackie Naphin

Friday, 7 April 2017

Canada Feile 2017

Canada Feile 2017

Our 2nd Annual Canada Feile will be held on Saturday, May 27th at CanadInns,  Club Regent Casino.

The competitions are open to all McConnell School of Dance Students from our General Division, Performance Division, Brandon Division, and Competitive Division.
•             Competitions for all levels (Beginner – Advanced)
•             All ages, including Adults
•             Solo and  Team competitions

We STRONGLY recommend all students consider competing in our CRN Canada Feile as it is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to experience competitive Irish dance, in a healthy and supportive environment, without the commitment and expense of long distance travel.

In order to assist General & Brandon Division Dancers who are interested in participating, we are going to offer competitive practice at NO ADDITIONAL LESSON COST with competition practice during your regular class time.  DANCERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE COMPETITIVE PRACTICES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE CLASSES FOR APRIL & MAY.  Additional fees will be applied.

Please confirm your attendance on the sign-up sheet at the studio this week!

Our instructors will work with dancers to determine which level and dances are best suited for them and competition registration is done through the school. 

More information will follow!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thank you