Unleash your inner warrior and help raise funds for #EasterSealsBC! #Woman2Warrior May 24th, 2015

Ready to lace up your sneakers raise funds for a fantastic charity and have a heck of a good time?!

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Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race, is back for its third year! The five-kilometre untimed race challenges women of all fitness levels to be strong, determined and powerful, all while raising funds for Easter Seals BC.

There is a warrior in the heart of every woman. She is Strong. Determined. Powerful. Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race, is back for its third year on Sunday, May 24.

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Hit the track, trails and grass at Burnaby’s Central Park & Swangard Stadium and tackle more than a dozen obstacles designed to strength, agility, balance and endurance, all while raising funds to send over 800 kids and young adults with disabilities to one of three accessible Easter Seals camps in BC. Afterwards, stop by the Finisher’s Area for some well-deserved post event fun, including food & beverages, music, massages and prizes!

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To register, visit www.woman2warrior.ca.

Here’s more info regarding the event:

DATE AND TIME:

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PRICE:
$35.00 registration fee

VENUE:
Swangard Stadium at Burnaby Central Park

ADDRESS:
3883 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5J 1A3

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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LEARN MORE

For more information on the event and details on how to register, please visitwww.woman2warrior.ca or email info@woman2warrior.ca.

Watch this video to see how much fun this event will be! 😃

Fundraising with junk food. It’s time for a change. #YMCCommunity

This year, our daughter is now eligible to participate in organized sports.

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On the first day for each of the sports that we’ve signed her up for, they’ve advised us that we are to do fundraising for the association that we are a part of.

Guess what they give us?

Yep…chocolate bars! And not your average size chocolate bars, but the family-sized ones that they offer at the movie theatres. We were only given four to sell at $5 a pop, but that’s not my point. And chances are…the parents just pay for the entire lot and tuck it away to snack on themselves.

Fundraising chocolates

Even preschools and organized clubs for kids, fund raise by selling chocolates and cookies.

Girl Guide Cookies

I’ve done a post about school fundraising before.

Now, in this day and age, more and more parents are choosing to provide healthy snack options to our kids rather than candy loaded with sugar.

Having your child in an organized sport or dance club, promotes a healthy lifestyle through exercise. I know I’m not the only one that knows that exercise and healthy eating go hand in hand.

So why are we using our kids to sell this junk?

There are many more options to fundraising that don’t involve junk food. Healthier snack options, raffles, car washes, bottle drives, fresh fruit sales, the list goes on. It only takes a minute to Google “healthy fundraising options“.

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Farm to school fundraisingI think it’s time that the organizers of these clubs rethink how they set up their fundraising. But it’s going to be up to the parents to encourage and demand these changes.

How do you feel about the way fundraising is done where your kids are involved?

School fundraising.

We’ve recently been given some chocolate bars to sell to raise funds for our daughter’s preschool.

Who can say "No!" to a kid?

Who can say “No!” to a kid?

I remember having to sell chocolate bars when I was a kid too. My Mum would take them in to work and they’d all be sold in no time. Now, for my kids, I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom, so I have no co-workers to sell them to and my husband works from home, so he also has no one to dump them on. With Halloween just leaving us in it’s wake, family and friends have no interest in obtaining more chocolate, and being $3/piece, who in their right mind would buy one?
I think it’s time for a change in what “they” want kids to sell to raise funds for something.

Different Ideas for Fundraising

Different Ideas for Fundraising

For one, people are cheap, so make it affordable. Secondly, stop with the junk food! Times have changed and we are more mindful of what we put in our kids bodies as well as ourselves. And they’ve got another thing coming if I’m going to buy chocolate, just to turf it in the bin. I think schools should really do a better job at promoting healthy eating when conducting fundraisers. Have you heard of DASH? Check out their guide for Healthy Fundraising for Schools. It’s up to us as parents to speak up about what is acceptable when it comes to our kids.

DASH

DASH

I understand that schools, organizations, and groups fundraise to help cover their costs, but make it worth the purchaser ‘s dollar.