Yarmouth dance school founder receives recognition and $10,000

Voting underway for additional $10,000 for Kidzact

Published on March 6, 2017

Kidzact dancers perform at the 2015 multicultural festival.

©Carla Allen

YARMOUTH COUNTY - Yarmouth County resident Deanna McCarron has been chosen one of L’Oreal Paris’s 10 Canadian Women of Worth and will receive $10,000 for her organization – Kidzact (short for Kids Take Action.)

Online voting is underway until March 7 to gain an additional $10,000 for the dance school.

Deanna McCarron, founder of Kidzact, has been recognized as L’Oreal Paris’s 10 Canadian Women of Worth and will receive $10,000 for her organization – Kidzact.

One of the 10 Women of Worth honourees will be selected as the national honouree and will be awarded an additional $10,000 grant for her charity at the awards gala in Toronto on March 8, International Women’s Day.

McCarron started a dance school in 2002 that sprung many of its members into the limelight over time.

Her goal in forming Kidzact was to get youth physically active. The program features hip-hop, funk and breakdancing.  It also offers free dance and gymnastics programs to local youth in exchange for their pledge not to drink or use drugs.

The Women of Worth program elevates and celebrates inspirational Canadian women volunteers who have selflessly volunteered their time to improve the lives of people and families in their community, province or across the country.

Stephanie Binette, general manager, L’Oréal Paris in Canada, says the first Canadian Women of Worth are advocates for refugees and the homeless, and champions for women and youth in need, among many other important causes.

“We applaud this year’s honourees and look forward to celebrating their worth, generosity and innovation on International Women’s Day.”

To vote for Kidzact

Visit this link to read more details about each honouree’s inspirational cause and vote for their favourite until March 7.

Voters can cast one online vote per email address each day.