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Attending Turning Pointe's performance

Lisa Sygutek

Mar 27, 2024

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Turning Pointe Dance Studio performance entitled ‘The Great Gatsby’.

I started going to these performances years ago when my god-daughter Bria was in dance. I loved it then and boy do I love it now.

Tara Fenton-Groves has been an owner and instructor of this great company for over twenty-years. When you look at the coaches in her organization, it’s obvious that many of her former students are now on her team. That alone says a lot about the calibre of this lady and the team behind the proverbial curtains. 

Two years ago, I invited Quinn to attend with me, thinking there was no way he’d want to be my date. To my surprise he was all in. Many of his friends are dancers and, as all athletes do, they tend to congregate in the same social circles. 

This year he asked me when it was and told me to make sure I got us tickets.

It was a wonderful night of dinner catered by Chris’ Restaurant. That alone is worth getting dressed to go out. 

The decorations and props were amazing, and all the dancers and performances were top notch. I honestly believe this is the calibre of performance you see on television. The night was four hours of amazing entertainment. 

In the crowd was Tori Wakaluk, who was down in the Pass mentoring some of the dancers. I used to watch Tori dance when she was a little girl and to see her as a poised elegant lady makes my heart burst. Tori learned her craft with Turning Pointe and has made dance a career. I’ve watched her videos as a professional dancer from all over North America and to think she learned it all here in the Crowsnest Pass says a lot about the calibre of the instruction. 

It was a wonderful night, bringing back a lot of memories from when my kids were little, and we were watching in support and awe with the Michalski clan and Kennedy and Bria dancing. 

So well done Tara and crew, you have honestly put the Crowsnest Pass on the map as a mecca for the arts. Another in the long line of musical entertainment in this community. 

Just a quick update on my court case. I was in court last week for three days in Toronto as the representative plaintiff on behalf of all newspapers in Canada. This hearing was brought forth by Google and Facebook, who were asking for a Motion to Strike the Class Action lawsuit saying it has no merits. The judge is now considering the evidence and representations and we expect an answer on this very complicated case in two to three months. If we win this phase, it’s game on!

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