"Hi everyone! I’m Martine Pelletier and I am honoured to represent the RCMP at the Dancing with the Stars of 911 charity event. This is the first year that the RCMP has participated and it is even more special for us because a defibrillator will be donated in the name of RCMP Constable Peter Schiemann.
I have been a translator with the RCMP for 26 years but many know me for more than just my linguistic skills! Jean and I are known to “cut a rug”, dancing all night long at our annual Christmas party and so when one of our colleagues attended last year’s competition she came back with the brilliant idea of Jean and I taking our moves to bigger and better places – DWTS911!
I LOVE to dance and have taken lessons on and off over the years. I have two beautiful daughters ages 17 & 19, who also have taken dance lessons. I am sure they will be delighted to see their mother up there in competition for a good cause.
Jean has natural born dance moves and together no matter what type of dance, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin or Zumba, I promise that we will cut foot loose and probably make you laugh too!
I am looking forward to DWTS911 and raising money for this great cause.
See you in November, with my dancing shoes on!"
"Hi I am Jean and I am honoured and privileged to represent the RCMP at this fabulous charity event. Although I have seen and done a lot of things in my career, I dare say that after 27 years of service, this may turn out to be one of the biggest challenges to date!
A colleague of mine spoke highly of DWTS911 and hinted that it would be awesome to have someone represent the RCMP alongside all of the other law enforcement and emergency services that participate. That hint turned into not so subtle mentions of how great Martine and I danced at our Christmas dinner and dance. Soon, she was putting our name forward to our social media specialist who took the liberty of contacting the Memorial Fund on Facebook. Clearly, our participation was a conspiracy!
Although I don’t have any formal training I can tell you that growing up in a family of ten meant that I became the “practice dance boy” for my seven sisters. It didn’t take long before I caught the bug and learned to love dancing as much as they did.
My lovely wife, Adrienne, and our two beautiful kids I’m sure will get as much of a laugh from this experience as I do. I just hope they are ready for impromptu dance practise sessions in our living room, although it may not be that much different then what they are already used to – Dad busting a move when the urge hits!
I am looking forward to meeting the other dancers, having a wonderful night, raising money for the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund and the entire journey along the way!
Let’s have some fun and let’s dance our heart out."