They built a house in 3 min., 7 sec. in the centre of Downtown Oakville. While dancing!
“They” were a 40-person flash mob that broke out in Oakville’s Towne Square. Dancing participants – Realtors and staff from the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) – carried pieces of a shed and put it together to catchy home-themed music, while a delighted crowd of almost 200 watched, videoed and snapped photos.
It was all in support of Habitat for Humanity Halton. The shelter-based local organization became OMDREB’s Charity of Choice last year and was the focus of board fundraising during the 2010 President’s Charity of Choice Gala.
The idea came from OMDREB member Sandra Gilraine, who raised it in a meeting and found herself organizing the event. “We ran with the idea and rehearsed a very intricate dance routine for a couple of months,” she says. “Thanks to terrific choreography put together for us by two amazing young dance students from The Turning Pointe Dance Studio, the end result was terrific, fun and helped support a great cause.”