ANGELA HENNESSY, Toronto Sun
First posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 07:29 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014 07:33 PM EDT
TORONTO - Toronto mayoral candidates decided to let their hips do the campaigning Saturday.
Karen Stintz, Olivia Chow, Sarah Thomson and David Soknacki took to the stage in the Mayoral Candidate Latino dance challenge and wowed the crowd with their moves at the 10th annual Salsa on St. Clair street festival.
They danced for about five minutes with coaches beside them, while a crowd of hundreds cheered them on in the rain.
“I was really impressed with all their dancing, but especially Olivia’s,” Bruce Mills said.
Mills said that based on their dancing he would vote for Chow in the upcoming mayoral election.
“She was really very good.”
His wife Veronica agreed and said that both Chow and Stintz had out-danced their competition.
“They all did very well, I was surprised that they could dance so good,” Jackie Lovell, who had come from Markham with her daughter to see the festival, said. “It’s so nice to see candidates participating like this.”
No official winner was declared in the competition but voters are invited to dance their way to the polls Oct. 27.
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