Summerland dance club dissolves

After more than 50 years, Summerland’s Friday Night Dance Club has come to an end.

After more than 50 years, Summerland’s Friday Night Dance Club has come to an end.

On Sept. 6, the club voted to dissolve.

“Due to declining membership and uncertainty, the club is no longer sustainable,” said Anne Ling, secretary for the dance club.

There were just nine couples remaining, with most between the ages of 65 and 80.

The club started in 1953 and since that time, couples have met to dance to live music.

The club’s remaining money, roughly $2,000, has been donated to the Summerland Food Bank and the Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, where dances had been held in recent years.

Ling encourages members who would still like to dance to attend the Friday night dances at the Seniors’ Centre on South Main Street in Penticton.

She said the live bands featured at those dances are the same ones who performed at the Summerland dances.