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“Midnight at Times Square” December 21, 2009

Posted by Richard Shatto in Marketing Strategy.


“This is going to be the best party Abbotsford has seen in years!”

MIDNIGHT AT TIMES SQUARE: featuring Comedian Dan Nainan of New York from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Volunteer Abbotsford will host guests 19 years of age and over inside the Ag Rec Centre which will be magically transformed into downtown New York to celebrate, complete with Broadway, Central Park and Times Square.  Partygoers will have the opportunity to enjoy tasty snacks offered by city-style street vendors, take part in draws for fantastic prizes (including a $2000 travel voucher and a WestJet voucher for two) and dance their way into 2010. 

Guests are encouraged to ‘dress to impress’.

Net proceeds from ticket, drink and food sales as well as 50/50 draws and “Torch Surprise Number” raffle will benefit the Paediatric Department of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Volunteer Abbotsford.

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is pleased to be a co-beneficiary of this fabulous New Years’ Eve event.  The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, which received its charitable status in April 2000, builds partnerships with individuals, community organizations and businesses to support our local hospitals and health care services.

Volunteer Abbotsford, a legacy of Abbotsford Spirit of BC (ASBC), was formed May 3, 2008 to provide volunteer services to individuals, agencies and businesses.  They assist in building the capacity for effective volunteering through personalized training, leadership, and acting as advocates on issues relating to volunteerism.

About Dan Nainan…    

Dan Nainan

Comedian Dan Nainan of New York will be the Master of Ceremonies and do a comedy performance at the Midnight at Times Square New Year’s Eve event at the AgRec Building.

Dan Nainan is an American comedian of Indian and Japanese origin.

As a senior engineer at Intel in the late 90’s, Dan Nainan presented high tech demos worldwide with Chairman Andy Grove. His job involved making presentations in front of thousands of people, so he took a comedy class to get over the nervousness of being on stage. Intel’s event planners saw his tape and asked him to perform at the annual sales conference for 2500 people, in what was only his third performance ever. His dead-on impressions of Andy Grove and Bill Clinton had the audience rolling in the aisles. Dan was promoted to Strategic Relations Manager, but restless in his stationary new job, he retired from Intel in 2001 to pursue comedy full time.

Dan won an open mike contest at the DC Improv and the chance to open for the headliner of his choice.

Nainan has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Saturday Night Live as well as onNickelodeon and A&E. He has done a variety of TV commercials and appeared on many radio stations around the US. Nainan has performed at various events for Hillary ClintonCherie Booth (Mrs. Tony Blair), congressman Mike HondaSanjay Gupta and Howard Dean. He has performed with some of the top comedians in the country such as Jerry SeinfeldRussell PetersBob SagetTim Conway andGarry Shandling

In 2006 Nainan played a small role as a cello player in Paramount‘s film The Hoax starring Richard Gere. In 2009 Nainan played the role as a Fire Nation Warrior in the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Last Airbender.

Currently Nainan performs at charity and corporate functions, weddings, private parties, colleges and many comedy clubs in the U.S.  He recently opened the Bethesda Comedy Club, a 300 seat venue in the Washington, D.C. area.

Nainan’s website is www.danielnainan.com

Well don’t just sit there, buy your tickets!

I’ll be going. You can too, buy your Tickets on-line here. http://midnighttimessquare.eventbrite.com

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1. superrefman - January 12, 2010

Thanks for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.


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