Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a Dinner and Dance fundraiser for Operation Smile at the Crystal Ballroom. The event was organized by Shayna Ding, who is a UBC pharmacy student, dancer, a former Miss Teenage titleholder, and a Miss Universe Canada 2016 delegate.
Operation Smile works in over 60 countries and provides free surgery to children and youth born with a cleft lip, cleft palate, or any other facial deformities. The event was so successful, that Shayna raised well over $10 000, all of which will be donated to Operation Smile.
Shayna’s event was spectacular! The night consisted of a variety of performances including cha-cha, belly dance, rhythmic gymnastics, tap dance, and a viennese waltz performed by Shayna herself.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the beautiful dance performances, and meeting Shayna. She truly is her own kind of beautiful. I wish you the best of luck at the Miss Universe Canada pageant Shayna!
-Miss Teenage Surrey 2016