The Award-Winning Golden Spike Can Can Dancers are a non-profit group of ladies who volunteer their time and energy into practicing and dancing to raise money and support local charities. We are sponsored by the Pleasantside Community Association, a registered non-profit organization. We're also the proud recipients of Port Moody's 2016 Heritage Award!
The Golden Spike Can Can Dancers have performed at the Golden Spike Days festival for more than 35 years and in recent years, we have hosted a booth at the celebration where we sell garters by donation and take pictures with visitors to raise money. Throughout the rest of the year, we perform and make appearances at fundraisers, casino nights, golf tournaments, senior homes and other special events.
Over $20,000 raised and donated!
From the donations that we accept for our performances, 100% of it is given to a charity that is chosen by the group during our annual general meeting. Past charities that we have supported include the Variety Club of BC, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Alzheimer Society of BC, the Crossroads Hospice and S.H.A.R.E.. These are just a few of the charities that we have helped support!
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
BC Cancer Foundation
BC Children's Hospital Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Canadian Cancer Society--BC/Yukon Chapter
Canadian Red Cross
Community Ventures Society
Coquitlam Women's Transition House
Crossroads Hospice Society
Heart and Stroke Foundation—BC & Yukon Division
MS Society of Canada--British Columbia Division
School District 43 (Coquitlam)—Dance Scholarship (one time)
SHARE Family & Community Services
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation
Tri City Women's Resource Society
Variety Club of BC
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation--Depression Research
Women Against Violence Against Women