The A Splash of Romance Luau was held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Saturday, February 13, just before Valentine's Day. Many of the 150 people who attended dressed to hit the beach and all were presented with leis upon arrival. In luau tradition, the main dinner fare was a pig roast. The evening included live, silent, and dessert auctions.
The main entertainment was provided by Pearls of Polynesia. who not only put on a great demonstration of hula dancing, but also taught some of the steps and finer points to both male and female volunteers during the evening. The fundraiser was held by the Pincher Spray Park Society, to help support their initiative to construct a spray park in Pincher Creek.
|Pearls of Polynesia dancers Christine and Tavi Maurette|
|Auctioneer John Arnold and Billi Rigaux|
Candace Hochstein blowing out the candles on the Wacky Birthday Cake
Spray Park committee members Town Councillor Wayne Elliott and Brick owner Dave Tetachuk were called up to interpret the Don Ho classic 'Tiny Bubbles' in true Hula style, to the delight of the crowd. Elliott even changed out of his hockey jersey to more traditional garb for the dance. The two showed they were great sports and volunteered readily for the task.
|Dave Tetachuk and Wayne Elliott|