At this event, WE (this community!) raised a total of $1148.00. We discovered when we took the money to the local TD to donate it that TD matches before it goes out. So that turns the $1148 into $2296 which, once matched by the Canadian govt equals a final total of $4592 to benefit Fort McMurray - and I don't know how to thank you all enough. Some of you came and enjoyed a class, some volunteered, some shopped, some donated just to donate, and some did all of the above. Whether you came by just to say hello or otherwise - you are so appreciated.
To all those who donated time and services and skills (crafty, yoga, zumba, tai-chi, baking, reiki), to the Open Door Church who generously donated the space and also supported the event in several ways, to the experienced students and the curious who came and tried their first ever yoga or tai-chi class or had their first Reiki experience, to the volunteers who managed the money, helped set up, take down, manage the tables or do all of the above, and to everyone who donated an item (or several!) to the sales..... thank you. ♥ Truly. I want to especially thank my wife, Peggy, without whom I would have never even attempted to take something like this on - she is my wrangler and my sanity and my Big Picture Thinker (love you honey!). ♥ Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Please help me show our gratitude by supporting the businesses and organizations who supported our efforts with generous donations and volunteer time:
open door church - A beautiful church, a warm and inviting congregation and a community with a huge heart in Maple Ridge, BC
Fiesta Latina Fitness - Zumba Classes by the bright and energetic Elena Villacis and her team in Maple Ridge, BC
Maple Ridge Florist Ltd - Beautiful floral arrangements, plants, gifts and bath and beauty in Maple Ridge, BC
Brian G. Day, Brijute Tai-Chi - Tai-Chi classes every Tuesday, 7pm in Maple Ridge, BC
Cedar Phoenix - Stunning hand-carved labyrinths, Maple Ridge, BC
Reiki On - Reiki and wellness products, Maple Ridge, BC
Aloha Fresh Soap - Gorgeous handmade soaps, Maple Ridge, BC
Sugaring Change - Port Moody - A natural, skin-friendly hair-removal alternative to traditional waxing (you gotta try it!) in a welcoming body-positive studio in Port Moody, BC
Meridian Farm Market - Maple Ridge - Wonderful local produce, great meat selection, deli, bakery, grocery in Maple Ridge, BC
Heartland Yoga - Heart-centred yoga by Jennifer Kauppila
Seven Hills Yoga - Deliciously stretchy Yin yoga by Jeffrey on Bowen Island, BC
Barkers and Babes Boutique - Pampering goodies for the fun loving fido and fashion loving diva
www.soldridge.arbonne.com - Skincare for women and men and other goodies