DEMA Show 2017 Featured Headline

Women Divers Hall of Fame Mardi Gras Event Scheduled for DEMA Show 2017

Hey, all you Cajun men and Creole ladies – it’s Mardi Gras!!! Allez-vous to WDHOF Tropical Dreams and Paradise Sunsets – Mardi Gras style!! Wear your most outrageous costumes and join the parade and have the most fun that you’ll ever dare to have!!! Masks, feathers, lots of bling, and Mardi Gras colors of green, gold, and purple will be everywhere to get us in a jazzy mood. Ladies, you can keep your shirts on – there’ll be plenty of beads for you!!!!
 Wednesday, November 17:30-10:30 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, in Ballroom A&B.   
The King of Mardi Gras Dan Orr and the belle WDHOF krewe will be showing you all the great trips and gifts you can win and take home with you from our fantastique live and silent auctions. S’il vous plait, bring beaucoup doubloons and jewels and moolah! It’s for such a bon cause – our Scholarship and Grant program. This year we gave approximately $72,000 to 43 scholars!!! Merveilleux!!
So put on your jazziest masquerade bling, your feathers and your masks, grab your krewe and float on over to join the great WDHOF Mardi Gras parade! Mangez the most délicieux food in tout le monde! It’s time to laugh and have fun!! Believe moi, you’ll be glad you came, I guarantee!
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at DEMA and at the door.
We will have a great buffet, a steel pan player, compliments of the NY Antigua Tourist Office, and live and silent auctions.
A great way you can support our fundraiser, even if you are not coming to DEMA… We are currently in the process of securing live and silent auction items. This is for such an important cause… our scholarships & training grants. If you can help by donating, please contact Martha Watkins Gilkes, Live Auction Chair at and / or Erin O’Neill, Silent Auction Chair at
Please ask your business associates, friends, dive buddies — everyone is welcome to help our cause!!! Live auction items are usually trips or something very special or unique… Do you regularly dive with a particular resort or on a favorite liveaboard? Reach out and ask if they’d be willing to donate a spot for our fundraiser.  We are thrilled to share that Dan Orr will once again be our emcee and auctioneer — and he will do your donated trip or special item justice!