Barrie, ON Canada (PressExposure) June 06, 2011 -- The 22nd annual Mariposa Charity Figure Skating Gala will be held Thursday, August 4th, 7pm at the Barrie Molson Centre.
This wonderful evening of World Class Skating Stars is presented by the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia, and the Mariposa School of Skating.
The early look at talented stars to-date includes:
Former Japanese men's Champion, Olympic/World Competitor
ANNABELLE LANGLOIS & CODY HAY
Canadian Champions, Olympic /World Competitor
ALEXANDRA PAUL & MITCHEL ISLAM
Canadian Champions and World Junior competitor
Each year at this event our audience is enthralled by an incredible line-up of past, present and future World and Olympic Champions. The list of skating stars will continue to grow as the event gets closer.
Over the years, the gala has raised over $1 million for local charities. The 2011 gala will for the seventh year; support "Rotary House" a residential lodge for patients receiving treatment at Royal Victoria Hospital's Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Rotary House will provide patients and their families who have to travel more than 40 km for treatment a place to rest and recover instead of having to endure travel when they are probably the sickest they have ever been in their lives.
The Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia has supported the dream of families staying together during cancer treatment, and earlier this year, construction on Rotary Place, which will be home to Rotary House began, adjacent to the cancer centre.
Stars who have appeared at our Gala in past seasons:
Jeffrey Buttle 3x Canadian Men's Champion, 2008 World Champion
Jamie Sale & David Pelletier 2002 Olympic Pair Champions
Marie France Dubreil & Patrice Lauzon 5x Senior Canadian Dance Champions , 2X World silver medalist
Michael Weiss USA Senior Men's Champion, Olympic & World competitor
Jennifer Robinson 6X Canadian Champion, World & Olympic competitor
Yuko Sato Senior Women's Champion of Japan
Steve Cousins 8x British Men's Champion, 6th Worlds
Joannie Rochette 4X Senior Women's Champion of Canada
Chris Mabee 2007 Canadian Men's Silver Medallist
Annabelle Langlois & Cody Hay 2008 Canadian Senior Pair Champions, 2008 8th World Pairs Championship
Lesley Hawker 2x Senior Women's Championship Bronze Medalist
Tugba Karademir 2008 Turkish Champion, Olympic & World competitor
Kelsey McNeil 2008 Junior Ladies Champion of Canada
Monica Pisotta & Michael Stewart 2008 Junior Pairs Champions of Canada, 8th 2008 Junior World Pairs Championship
Karen Routhier & Eric Saucke-Lacelle 2008 Silver Medalist Junior Dance of Canada, 2008 10th Junior World Dance Championship
Sophie Knippel & Andrew Britten 2008 Bronze Medalist Junior Dance of Canada
Jackson Wood 2008 Novice Men's Champion of Canada
Melissa Briggs 2008 Novice Women's Silver Medalsit of Canada
Maddison Bird & Raymond Schultz 2008 Bronze Novice Pair Medalist of Canada
Alexandra Paul & Jason Cheperdak 2008 Bronze Novice Dance Champions of Canada
Ice Men Male Synchronized Skating Team performs for breast cancer research
Since 1990 this event has raised over $1 million. All funds were directed to local charity projects that are supported by the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia and the Mariposa School of Skating.
Tickets for the Mariposa Gala are available online through http://www.mariposagala.info.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia: Garry Morgan 705-828-4966
Mariposa School of Skating: Greg Myles, 705-721-1223