Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rise Up And Shine II - A @Plancanada Dance Fitness Fundraiser

A great event for an AWESOME cause is back this year, and I am super excited! Whether you are a die-hard Zumba® convert (guilty!) , a monster winer or simply someone who loves to move to the beat, Rise Up And Shine II is a fantastic opportunity to shake (and shimmy!) off the Winter blues - and maybe some of the Valentine's Day candy! This fun-filled afternoon of dance fitness, lead by a fabulous team of great instructors, also has great door prizes, a silent auction, yummy treats and a few extra surprises too! 

Kids are more than welcome to come to their very own event in the Kiddie Korner - a place where children aged 6-10 get to move, play and have a great (technology-free) afternoon, all while being supervised by the Kiddie Korner team (yours truly included) and just 100 yards away from the gym!

You'll just have to show up to see everything our awesome organizers Sharon Service and Dawna Mensah have planned - I know I can't wait!

Held on Sunday February 28, 2016 from 2 - 5:30pm at the McLean Community Centre
Gymnasium in Ajax, ON, the goal of this event is to help raise funds to support Plan Canada’s global Because I Am A Girl initiative to empower young girls around the world and ultimately, lift them (and their families) out of poverty.  This event also highlights the talents of small local business owners and organizations in the community.



The Rundown:

When: Sunday February 28, 2016 
Time: 2:00 - 5:30 PM 
Where: the gym at McLean Community Centre, Ajax 
Tickets: $20 / adults ($25 at the door)    |     $5 / kids (Buy tickets here!)

Can’t make it but would still like to donate?  Click here to make an online donation directly to the Plan Canada fundraiser page.

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I started my "working life" as a holistic and allopathic nutritional consultant with a love of cooking. Teaching the value of wholesome meal choices to families became close to my heart after I battled a long history of struggles with weight and health, and the passion for teaching led me into where I am now. My blog, which focuses on "bringing good taste to healthier food" through creative use of whole grains, fresh produce and acknowledging the importance of the occasional treat, also features a wealth of "specialty diet" friendly recipes for gluten-, egg-, dairy- and sugar- tree nut-free items that everyone can enjoy without alienating those who need them.

Overall, I want to bring back the desire for good quality, homemade, (mostly) healthy food into the hearts and kitchens of families so that the next generation will be less box-reliant than mine. I firmly believe that any “homemade” food, even when labelled as "naughty", is a more wholesome treat than pre-packaged, cookie-cutter junk. With the knowledge of good food (and how to cook good food) as a base, a healthy lifestyle can follow, and then anything is possible!

Today, my love for teaching is branching out even further - I'm in Montessori training to solidify my love for the system and working with children and families!