This will be the Spring Dance Hoedown of the year!

When: Saturday May 25, 2024
Time: 6-11pm
Where: Island Pacific School

Everybody’s invited to this community dance party!

We’ll be unveiling the shiny new name, recognizing our donors and supporters to date, looking for new supporters, as well as bidding farewell to our Head of School, Scott Herrington. Come join us at our country themed party! Don your finest cowboy boots, plaid shirts, and denim jeans. The evening will include country games such as corn hole and horseshoe tossing, a pie-eating contest, music provided by the wonderful DJ Yeshe (alumni teacher Jamie Woodall).

Delight in a Southern BBQ with traditional side dishes of grilled jackfruit, coleslaw, potato salad and cornbread, featuring Montreal Smoked meat carved by none other than chef Scott Herrington, and a cash bar. All this to be followed by strawberry shortcake, a bonfire, s’mores, games and more!

So don’t miss out on this fun foot stomping good time!

Buy Your Tickets Today!

Can’t make the hoedown but want to support us? Make a donation to the Colin Ruloff Field House here!

Dance Your Boots Off to DJ Yeshe!

Armed with a magical arsenal of beats, drops, and bass lines, DJ Yeshe will be the sonic architect of the night, sculpting the atmosphere with each flick of the wrist and twist of the knob!

(Photo courtesy Kathleen Ainscough)

Auction!

Our auction will feature a stunning hand crafted canoe handcrafted by Island Pacific School students – 

Under teacher Easton Rough’s guidance, Island Pacific School students crafted this beautiful cedar strip canoe. Using Easton’s expertise from Ontario canoe-building camps, students participated in every step, from cutting to sanding and gluing.

Their efforts culminated in the canoe’s launch on Killarney Lake, symbolizing their resilience and the power of hands-on learning. This is a beautiful, Island Pacific School branded, one of a kind canoe!

Montreal Smoked Meat – Scott’s Story

Island Pacific School’s Head Scott Herrington’s parents owned and operated a delicatessen in Calgary called Mel’s Famous Sandwiches and Cheesecakes for 16 years. This family restaurant was a big part of Scott’s high school and university days and he is skilled in the fine art of preparing authentic Montreal smoked meat sandwiches that will melt in your mouth.

Saddle Up For Island Escapades!

We’ve got a barnstormer of an auction item coming your way! The Saddle Up for Island Escapades package is packed tighter than a rodeo corral at sundown.

First up, picture yourself kickin’ back in a resin wood Adirondack chair, sturdy as a bucking bronco and comfy as a well-worn pair of cowboy boots. It’s the perfect perch to watch the sunset paint the sky with hues of gold and amber, with a cool beverage in hand and the twang of country tunes in the air.

But hold onto your hats, ’cause that ain’t all! This package is stacked higher than a haystack with gift certificates galore, ready to whisk you away on a wild ride of dining and entertainment. From down-home diners dishing up the finest barbecue this side of the Mississippi to toe-tappin’ hoedowns where the fiddles never stop and the dance floor’s always jumpin’, you’ll be livin’ it up like a genuine honky-tonk hero.

So don’t be shy, partner up and get ready to wrangle this one-of-a-kind package, ’cause with that chair to lounge in and those gift certificates to burn, you’ll be two-steppin’ your way straight into hoedown heaven!