A fundraiser that brings in thousands of dollars for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation is taking a year off as it transitions into a new leadership group.  

The Little Princess Ball Committee announced that the ball will not be taking place this year as it brings in new members to take over the event.  

“Our committee as a whole stepped back. In the fall, we decided that it was time for other people to take control,” said outgoing chair Elaine Crocker. “We tried to get a committee together and we all made phone calls. We posted on our page. We never had enough people to step forward to be on the committee to make the ball a success.”  

Each year, the Little Princess Ball allows children to interact with their favourite Disney and fairy tale characters, princes and princesses.  

Crocker said cancelling the ball for this year was a difficult decision for the committee to make.  

“The emotions that we all went through was, do we or do we not? It was a really tough decision to make. It has been a part of our lives for a long time,” she said.  

Last year was the 12th Little Princess Ball. It raised over $43,000 for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation to help purchase equipment for the women’s health unit at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital.  

Those concerned that the ball might not return, don’t fret. Crocker said the ball will be returning next year under the new leadership.  

“Since we have announced it, we have had a few people step forward saying they would be interested. We'll meet with them, say August, and get the ball rolling again. You need a good six months to make this happen the way it's always happened,” she said.  

If you would like to get involved with the Little Princess Ball Committee, you can send them a message through their Facebook page.