Moving into its second year, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is expanding Big Yoga for Big Sisters yogathon to three events, in three communities, on three different dates this summer. Open to all ages and all levels, Big Yoga for Big Sisters will include a variety of yoga styles and classes.
Big Yoga for Big Sisters
When: Sign up to participate in the yogathon on July 8, 2017 in North Vancouver; August 12, 2017 in New Westminster; or in Vancouver on September 9, 2017.
How it Works: Participants have the option to sign up as an individual, start their own team, or join a pre-existing team. They can also choose the full, six-hour yogathon or the three-hour half-yogathon, depending on how into yoga they are.
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 to support vulnerable girls in the Lower Mainland. Proceeds will go towards supporting Big Sisters BCLM’s three mentorship programs that help girls gain the skills, tools, and confidence they need to grow into their full potential as adults.
Hoping to attract hundreds of people, registration is quickly filling up and can be done through the Big Sisters BCLM website. Upon registering, participants are welcome to start their own team of up to 10 people, sign up with a pre-existing team, or as an individual to be placed on a team; after all, making good matches is what Big Sisters BCLM does best!
About Big Sisters
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland provides supportive mentoring relationships to young girls who may be facing challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, abuse, social anxiety, low self-esteem and more. Research shows that mentoring has a powerful impact on the lives of young girls. We know that 96 percent of adults who had a mentor as a child say they are happy and 92 percent feel confident.
Since 1960, Big Sisters BCLM has been changing the course of young girls’ lives. Our experienced caseworkers carefully match Little Sisters with female adult mentors who help them reach their full potential, avoid risky behaviour and make healthy choices.