Our own Deputy Chief of Police, Farica Prince, is lending her time to support a great local cause, and we can’t wait to see her representing our police service on stage. Deputy Chief Prince is volunteering as a participant at the annual Swinging with the Stars fundraiser in support of Hope's Home, which provides childcare and medical support to children with complex medical needs.
Deputy Chief Prince is partnered with professional dancer and instructor, Modeste McKenzie who is from La Ronge but calls Prince Albert home. Although Deputy Chief Prince has some dance experience and has travelled North America competing as a jingle dress dancer, she is experiencing Modeste’s energetic dance style for the first time. She regularly attends powwows and round dances, most recently representing our service at the FSIN Spirit of our Nations Cultural Celebration and Powwow in Saskatoon, and at a mini round dance hosted by the Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre.
Helping children is close to her heart and Deputy Chief Prince is a continuous supporter of fundraisers and resources that support sick children and their families.
“Prince Albert has this special ability as a community, to uplift and empower each other,” said Deputy Chief Prince upon being invited to participate in Swinging with the Stars. “The community comes together and does amazing things, just like this, that create connection, identity and belonging. Being a part of that cohesiveness is pretty exciting and I’m happy to be able to contribute, likely with some laughs along the way.”
Swinging with the Stars pairs local community leaders with professional dancers for a fun, high-energy dance competition. Dance duos help fundraise for Hope’s Home and perform on stage before a live audience. Whichever team receives the most donations earns the title of “Crowd Favorite.”
This year’s event will be held March 18 at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre. Tickets go on sale January 31.
The last Swinging with the Stars event in Prince Albert raised more than $200,000 for services and medical equipment for Hope’s Home.