$3,630 was raised for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation at the 5th annual Lip Sync Battle Niagara, hosted by Amy Layton with Royal LePage NRC Realty in Niagara Falls, ON.
Held virtually for the first time, 8 local contestants performed elaborate lip syncing routines from the Greg Frewin Theatre. An enthusiastic audience live-streaming the event from the safety of their homes cheered and used ‘thumbs up’ signs to vote for their favorite acts.
Local talent Cathalina took home this year’s trophy with performances of Rick Springfield’s ‘Jessie’s Girl’ and ‘Raise your Glass’ by P!nk. Royal LePage president and CEO Phil Soper also took part via video from Toronto, performing ‘Dark Necessities’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’.
“The way everyone came together virtually to support our local shelter was just so heartwarming,” said Layton. “I’m immensely grateful to everyone who made this year’s event such a success – our sponsors, performers and donors are such a special group of people!”
100% of proceeds will benefit Women’s Place of South Niagara, an organization providing safe shelter and counselling to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
To-date, the Lip Sync Battle Niagara has raised $30,000 for the cause.