Season of Hope

Saturday, June 22 was incredibly busy for me, and so fulfilling.

When Sarah Valencia from OurJonrah Events reached out to me and extended an offer to appear at More Than Gold by Sonja Deklerk’s 2nd Annual Season of Hope Fundraiser, I was instantly in. I already knew that Sarah brings so much brightness and coordination to every production, and the list of involved sponsors was packed with Edmonton gems. It was beautiful. Being around all of these inspirational individuals all afternoon was so motivating; I went on with the rest of my two-set evening fully recharged. DJing to 2 AM is nothing when you’re riding the high of being around good people. At one point, I geeked out on how cool Sonja is and said something like “I don’t even know you really, but I am so proud of you, this is so lovely!”


After wrapping up the fashion show at The Creative Hive, I dashed to the Chateau Lacombe downtown and raced my gear into the ballroom for the KO86 Afterparty hosted by KO Boxing, where the victorious Jelena Mrdjenovich came to celebrate her win with family, friends, and fans. While she raised a shiner on her right eye after ten rounds of boxing, we all mixed and mingled to club-classic remixes with some of my own personal faves thrown in. The WBC and WBA Featherweight World Champion stuck around ‘til the very end, and at 2:00 Susan (CL’s Catering Manager) and I threw the lights on, congratulated each other on a great event, packed up our party, and went home.

It’s been a spell since I drove home with a Jeep-load of equipment in the middle of the night, I really do love the calm after such a busy day. What do I usually choose to listen to on the radio on the drive home? Absolutely nothing.


Danica Mc