9th Annual Hospice PEI Dancing with the Stars

When:   Saturday October 17, 2020

Time:    6:30 PM

Where: Murphy's Community Centre

Tickets are $75 per ticket with a $35 dollar tax receipt. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling Ellen at 902-368-4498.

This October Hospice PEI will host our 9th Annual Dancing with the Stars event at the Murphy's Community Centre in Charlottetown. In 2019 our Dancing with the Stars contestants raised over $55,000 to support Islanders and their families living with a life-limiting illness. Last year our Stars generously donated their time and energy, and the result was a breathtaking show enjoyed by all. We are so excited to see what this years batch of Stars will bring to the dance floor!


Hospice PEI Dancing with the Stars fundraising event is a fun filled night packed with music and dancing. PEI Stars are paired with local professional dancers to show us their best moves! Various genres of dance will be highlighted throughout the night with 2 awards being given out, Judge's Choice Award and People's Choice Award.


Judge's Choice Award: Awarded to the dance pair who the judge's decide was the best performance.

People's Choice Award: Awarded to the dance pair who receive the most amount of "votes" from the public.

For each $1 donation you make to Hospice PEI, you receive 1 vote for your favorite dance pair. 

The Contestants

Peter grew up in the Highlands of Scotland where as a wee boy back in the mists of time, when he was more coordinated and less inflexible, he learned Scottish Country Dancing. None of that dancing heritage will be on display as he stumbles and staggers his way around the dance floor in 2020.

Aside from his illustrious dancing pedigree, Peter studied music, became a dentist, and finally in May 2015, after two and a half decades of political futility, he was elected as the first Green Party member of the PEI Provincial Legislature. He now leads the Official Opposition and occasionally dreams of dancing rhetorical rings around his fellow Legislators.

Peter is delighted to be a part of this year’s Dancing With The Stars and wishes to thank (and pre-emptively apologise to) his partner, Susan Lessard for whatever befalls us.

To vote for Peter, please click here. For tickets, please click here.

Melanie Taylor is a proud Mom of 3 daughters, 2 sons, and "Grammy" to 3 beautiful granddaughters. She is also the co-owner of Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River and the Communications Coordinator with the Early Childhood Development Association. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys trail running with her two Doodles, fitness classes, singing and playing guitar and enjoying life with friends and family. While the only formal dance lessons she ever had were in Highland Dance while growing up in Cape Breton, she learned to jive somewhere along the way and never misses a chance to get out on the dance floor.


However, those opportunities don't come along often enough for a woman with so much music in her bones, so she's very excited for this chance to dance with a formal instructor and learn some new moves, all while raising funds for a wonderful cause!

To vote for Melanie, please click here. For tickets, please click here.

You know that rare person that simply radiates energy and lifts spirits wherever they go? Say hello to Marsha Doiron. Everywhere she goes, Marsha emanates boundless positivity, makes genuine connections with people, and seeks to help them unleash their own extraordinariness. 

As a trainer and consultant specializing in tourism, Marsha is passionately committed to helping operators reach new heights and adopt a mindset that will ensure long-term business success. 


Obsessed (in a good way!) with tourism and creating exceptional customer experiences, Marsha has devoted her career to leadership roles in the hospitality and tourism industry. During the past three decades, she has led marketing, sales, and product development teams at several tourism-based companies and served on numerous tourism industry boards.


From 2012 to 2019, Marsha served as Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at Coach Atlantic Group/Prince Edward Tours. During this time she played a vital role in the growth of Prince Edward Tours thanks to her focus on enhancing the customer experience.


Naturally people-focussed and dedicated to making every day better than the one before, Marsha applies her incredible drive and talents to every pursuit she undertakes. Through her new consulting firm, Level Up, Marsha’s mission with every client is to help them discover the untapped potential in themselves and their businesses. 


Marsha holds a Masters in Business Administration and has taken many leadership courses, including the Dale Carnegie Program and Customer Experience Leadership Training with the Disney Institute.


When she’s not leveling up tourism businesses, Marsha loves spending time with her husband, Adam, and her three children. She and can often be found getting creative in the kitchen, boating with her family, spontaneous road trips or traveling the globe!

To vote for Marsha, please click here. For tickets, please click here.

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