Meet The Board
Hello! My name is Genevieve Candelora and I am the chair of TCDC. I am proud to live and raise my family on Treaty 6 Territory, the unceded and traditional lands of the Woodland Cree people. I feel grateful to work alongside members of the tri-communities to create a vision for dance here in our area. I live in La Ronge and I am a mama of two wonderful children. I was inspired by them to become involved in creating this group. I do not have a dance background (unless you count the Zoo til 2, haha) but I wanted to support bringing a variety of dance forms and opportunities to our communities so that children have access to dance as a way to express themselves and experiment with movement. The arts are so important to the fabric of communities and I love the idea of having dance as an outlet for children, youth and beyond, for our communities. I look forward to working with the community to bring to reality our dreams of dance for the tri-communities.
I have been a resident of La Ronge since 2015, I work as a social worker, and am a mom to 2. As a kid and young adult my life was dance, I started dancing competitively when I was 4 years old, a variety of genres of dance, and was a Hip Hop instructor/choreographer for a few years after Highschool. I am finding that my daughter has a similar love for dance as I do, and wish to see her have that opportunity in her own community, like I did.
As a kid I would attend my cousin’s dance performances down south and think wow, I could never do that! And, to this day dancing is something I am not comfortable doing. I joke with my husband that the real reason I’m so invested in getting a dance group off the ground here is so that I can register myself for lessons. All joking aside, I did not come to the board with a dance background. Rather, I came to it with a passion to create opportunities that I wasn’t able take advantage of as a kid growing up in La Ronge. I am the mother of two vibrant girls who, like all kids, are full of so much potential. As their mom, I want to provide them with everything they need to feel comfortable and help them blossom into their best selves. Being part of this group, working together to create our vision, and then start to put our plan into play has been incredibly rewarding thus far. I am so looking forward to being part of the evolution of the Tri-Community Dance Club and what we will have to offer.
Hello, my name is Kaylee Irving. I am a Registered Nurse and mother of 2. I have always dreamed of dance being offered in the north as my daughter loves dance. I joined TCDC to help make that dream a reality for her and the many others in our community who love dance.
Member at large
My name is Jenny Wilkins and I've been a resident of La Ronge for over 30 years. I moved here from Alberta at a very young age and fell in love with the community instantly. The scenery, outdoor fun, and small town atmosphere is second to none. I had taken a jazz/hip hop class in high school , and ever since I've been hooked on dance! Unfortunately it was only offered for the one year and I was left wanting more. My husband and I have two daughters (5 and 1) and am eager to assist in bringing more dance opportunities to our tri-community.