Graham grew up in Saskatchewan and received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Regina. In 1996 he moved to Salmon Arm to work at Newnes. He enjoys walking, hiking and watching NFL football. In his youth he was a competitive rower and cross country skier. He also used to play rugby. Graham accepted the invitation to compete in Dancing with the Shuswap Stars because it is an interesting new challenge and he is doing it for a good cause. His favourite dance is the Two Step – Country Two Step? Can’t be. Graham hates country music. He has always wanted to learn to Tango, but performing in front of over four hundred people was never the plan. However, he is not new to being in front of people as he has given multiple speeches and lectures in public.
Instructor Heather Stranks
As co-owner of City Dance, Heather has been involved with this event since it’s inception. She is happy to be able to both help raise funds for Larch Hills and Hospice and to bring dance to the forefront in the Shuswap. In addition to her dance career, Heather has been a figure skating coach in the Okanagan for over 35 years. Some of her dance and choreographic work include many local dance and drama productions including Big Apple Productions and the Vernon Glee Club. She has participated in dance seminars and competitions in Vancouver, Seattle, Calgary, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mexico. When not dancing or skating Heather enjoys spending time with her family and skiing. She hopes you thoroughly enjoy this year’s Dancing with the Shuswap Stars.