Scintillating 70s in Winchester: Proceeds of Saturday Night Fever Disco Gala still being tallied

At left: Cory and Jo-Ann Houle in a courtesy photo, at the Saturday Night Disco Fever Gala for WDMH. At right: Amy and Tony Fraser in a Nation Valley News photo.

WINCHESTER — Cory and Jo-Ann Houle seemed to sum up the night as they struck a pose at the Saturday Night Fever Disco Gala, held on June 16th at the Winchester Arena.

“We had a fabulous time,” notes Jo-Ann Houle, owner of Cup of Jo’s in Winchester. “The band was absolutely amazing, and we couldn’t sit down because it rolled along one hit after the other! We also loved the dinner from Winchelsea Events. Congratulations on an evening well done!”

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, beneficiary of the event, expresses  “thank you”  to all who supported the gala.

Guests enjoyed a delicious ‘70s with a twist’ dinner served by Winchelsea Events, great music by Groovy Little Orchestra, 70s games, contests, a photo booth, both live and silent auctions and many
more surprises.

MCs Chelsea Lacroix and Andreas Pandikiu from Fresh Radio 104.5 kept the evening moving along and auctioneer Chad Simmons delighted the crowd with a fun Eat First auction followed
by a successful live auction.

“We can’t thank our local communities enough for their support,” notes Cindy Peters, Manager of Direct Mail and Events. “Everyone made a difference – our sponsors, our volunteers, all those who donated auction items and everyone who attended the event. A special thank you to our honorary chairs Tom and Jan Clapp.

More than 200 people attended the gala and the final tally is still being calculated. Funds raised will support the Foundation’s Family Care Fund, supporting care for families just like yours.


See some of the vintage fun in the video below.

Sarah Derks and Martin Schoones were in tune with the 70’s vibe. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


André and France Pommier, proprietors of Pommier Jewellers and a sponsor of the event, pose in their vintage outfits. Zandbergen photo, Natiion Valley News


Fresh Radio’s Chelsea Lacroix and Andreas Pandikiu served as emcees for the evening. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Honorary Gala co-chair Tom Clapp cut a retro figure in this get-up. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Cindy Peters and Megan Derick. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan seemed at ease in polyester and afro, after emerging from the Winchester Arena. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


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