Vancouver’s Woman2Warrior welcomes females over the age of 13 and adds CNIB as charity partner to increase community impact!
Responding to shifting demographics and community interest, the Woman2Warrior obstacle challenge has reduced its’ age requirement for girls to 13 years old and added a second charity to its community impact program. Since 2013, Woman2Warrior has been a women’s only event and raised nearly $700,000 for programs in support of children with disabilities at Easter Seals BC/Yukon. In an effort to increase community impact, Woman2Warrior will now open its doors to the next generation of women and enable participants to raise funds not only for Easter Seals BC/Yukon but also CNIB.
On Saturday, September 30, girls and women will join forces at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium and Central Park during the 2017 Woman2Warrior event. Featuring an obstacle adventure challenge, Woman2Warrior empowers and encourages girls and women to step outside their comfort zone, try something new and have fun. Funds raised will support children with disabilities at Easter Seals BC/Yukon, or support CNIB programs for the visually impaired.
“Woman2Warrior will now bring together grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, friends, coworkers – of all ages, fitness levels, shapes, and sizes – to challenge themselves and make a difference in our communities,” explained Charlene Krepiakevich, President and CEO for Easter Seals BC/Yukon. “This year, I am thrilled to expand our reach, allow girls to participate, and partner with CNIB –all in an effort to make a bigger difference in our communities.”
Woman2Warrior is an untimed, five-kilometre run through grass, trail and track, featuring top-secret obstacles designed to test strength, agility, determination and endurance. Participants can fundraise or simply participate (without fundraising).
Registration for Woman2Warrior is now open at www.woman2warrior.ca.
About Woman2Warrior: There is a warrior in the heart of every woman. She is Strong. Determined. Powerful. Woman2Warrior is Vancouver’s charity obstacle adventure challenge for girls and women, raising funds for local charities. An untimed, five-kilometre run featuring a variety of obstacles, the event challenges participants to step out of their comfort zone, try something new and have fun. Register today at www.woman2warrior.ca or call 604-873-1865 Ext. 421 for more information.
About Easter Seals BC/Yukon: Easter Seals BC/Yukon is a registered charity that provides programs and services for children and young adults with disabilities across the province. ESBCY operates 3 fully accessible summer camps for children and young adults with disabilities in Squamish, Shawnigan Lake and Winfield, as well as the Easter Seals House in Vancouver, which provides low-cost accommodation to families needing to be in the city for their child’s specialized medical care. Learn more about Easter Seals BCY programs and services here.
About CNIB: CNIB passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure British Columbians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Founded in 1918, we’re entering our 100th year of operation – and celebrating a century of changing individual lives and society as a whole. Learn more about CNIB here.
Images: Mandy Wong, Easter Seals