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Delta Cup DanceSport Gala was recognized as the winner of the Special Event Excellence Award at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala held November 23, 2018 at Tsawwassen Springs.

Editor’s Note: Delta Cup enjoyed a successful five-year run. We were blessed with amazing support from the dance community, including participation from overseas. The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed the landscape for ballroom dancing, and for dance competitions, especially in the Greater Vancouver area. We made the decision to end on a high note and will no longer be running this event. If you were involved in any way, thank you so much for your support. You were a key part of making Delta Cup world famous and such a successful series of events from 2015 through 2019.

Hats Off to Excellence Awards have been offered by the Delta Chamber of Commerce for many years, recognizing business leaders and individuals such as the Citizen of the Year since the 1930’s. This year’s event, representing the 67th year for these awards, was a high quality production featuring live music by Caviar and Lace. The band played outstanding classic tunes that had us wishing there was a dance floor. A silent auction helped raise funds for charity, and a live auction brought in significant additional donations.

We don’t know who nominated Delta Cup, but our thanks go out to that person, as it caught us entirely by surprise to hear that we were nominated. We were informed in October that we had become one of three finalists in the category of Special Event Excellence. This category was generously sponsored by Industry Training Authority, which helps organize and manage apprenticeship programs.

We were thrilled to be recognized as the winner of the category, joining some of Delta’s best-known businesses, organizations and individuals.

Excellence award plaque
Excellence award
George Pytlik

Author George Pytlik

Before turning pro, George achieved impressive results as an amateur competitor, holding the Senior (30+) Latin championship in BC, Canada for 7 consecutive years with his wife Wendy. The couple twice achieved a top-3 Canadian ranking in Senior Latin as well as a 3rd place Canadian ranking in 30+ Ten Dance. Today, George and Wendy are professional teachers with a vision of growing a strong dance community in Delta near Vancouver, BC.

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