Popular Vernon dance instructor Ruth Blencoe (right, with her husband, George), co-founder of Dancing With The Vernon Stars, is fondly being remembered by the community. Blencoe died Feb. 22 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. (Sproing Creative photo)

Friends and students continue Okangan dance instructor’s legacy

“Psychic Development for the Closet Intuitive” on May 25 and “Dance for Ruth” on May 18

Ruth Blencoe passed away just over a month ago, but her friends are keeping her generous nature alive.

“Ruth Blencoe was a wonderful woman who touched the community she lived and worked in, in such a profound way, and her legacy will live on with your generous support,” said friend Cindy Masters. “Ruth had a dream to have a Fine Arts scholarship. Together with the love of her life, friends, family and our community, we want to make that dream come true.”

The Ruth Blencoe Memorial Award has been created as a living legacy for Ruth, and Masters implores there are many ways, “you can help.”

Events are being held in May to raise funds for the VSS Fine Arts scholarship in Blencoe’s name. Funds are also being raised for North Okanagan Hospice Society, because of the key contributions Blencoe made to Vernon’s Dancing With the Stars.

Two of Blencoe’s students, Kristina Klein and Julie Larsen, will be holding a workshop to raise funds for the causes. Psychic Development for the Closet Intuitive takes place on May 25. Registration is available on Eventbrite.

Klein, owner of Eatology, will be providing the catering and an event room for the workshop. Larsen, a college level intuition coach and meditation guide, will be providing the presentation.

Masters is also organizing a Dance for Ruth May 18 at the Shubert Centre with the Shawn Lightfoot band.

Information for the event is available on Ruth Blencoes Facebook, tickets are $50 each and available at Bannister Honda, Bannister GM, Cheek to Cheek, the Schubert Centre and Cottons Chocolates.

“You can help,” by donating an item for the live or silent auction can contact PatLoehndorf at 250-545-0531 or Cindy Masters at 250-503-7974 to make arrangements to pick up

your generous donation.

“You can help,” by making a cash donation to the Ruth Blencoe Memorial Award at the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

Related: Vernon dance instructor remembered with love

Related: 11th annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars took place Friday at the Vernon Lodge

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Warmer fall weather could extend wildfire season: AccuWeather

Above seasonal temperatures are expected throughout September, October and November

Town experiments with protecting eroding brown bridge deck

Unusual wear and tear on the decking of Princeton’s brown bridge has… Continue reading

Word on the Street: Festivalgoers at the 27th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues

The Observer asked: Where are you from and what brought you to the festival?

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

The Offspring and Sum41 ready to rock Penticton

The Offspring and Sum 41 will stop in Penticton to the South Okanagan Events Centre

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

RCMP catch ‘erratic’ driving thieves; upon release steal mountain bike

The incident involved a police chase, taser, and a destroyed vehicle

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Riot on the Roof returns to top of North Okanagan Parkade

Party of the summer will rock out above the city

Heavy police responses in Kamloops connected to unfounded weapons calls

Mounties were seen in Westsyde and in North Kamloops on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

Suspect drops white powder running from police near Kelowna playground

Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of two individuals swinging a chain in a park

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

Most Read