Gagetown MFRC to host first daddy daughter dance

Fathers and daughters in the Gagetown community can welcome in spring with a night of dancing and bonding at the Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre’s Daddy Daughter Dance on April 1.

“Even though lot’s of people have lot’s of great family time, this is a really unique opportunity for dads, in particular, to connect with their little girls and treat them really special for that one night; and we are so excited to foster that connection and kind of provide something a little more magical than usual to be able to do that,” said Heather Grattan, Personal Development Coordinator for the Gagetown MFRC.

The idea originated at the Gagetown MFRC as a way to bring in the new season.

“We thought what could we do with spring arriving that could be a really nice thing to host for the community,” explained Grattan.

The two-hour event will consist of a candy bar, a carefully curated selection of music, fresh-popped popcorn, a photo booth and treat bags to take home.

Fathers are encouraged to bring daughters of all ages, from young girls to adult daughters, says Grattan.

“The great thing about this event is that it’s literally open to all ages.

“It’s just a night to really honour that connection,” said Grattan.

The MFRC welcomes all ranks to the event, and there’s not a strict dress code, as long as no one’s in jeans.

“We just don’t want to turn it into something that makes people feel that they can’t come because of their rank or what they have to wear. It’s just so intended to be such a beautiful way for them to have a good time together,” noted Grattan.

The Gagetown MFRC’s Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Officers Mess.

Registration is open until the Friday before the dance. Tickets are $20 for daddy/daughter. Tickets for additional daughters are $5.

To purchase tickets or for more details contact the Gagetown MFRC at 506-422-3352.


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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