YWCA Launches Challenge

The Highlander |

Online yoga events are just one activity that local women can engage in as part of the YWCA’s 2021 virtual challenge this month.

Image of people doing yoga in a darkened room

The challenge is an online fundraising initiative in support of YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence.

Participants choose an activity to accomplish during the month of May, register online, and challenge others to match their efforts.

“Activities are flexible, with options ranging from athletic challenges, to cooking or yoga skill-share challenges (or the option of creating something entirely new), offering participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate safely in their own way, on their own schedule,” the agency said.

The YWCA said women’s organizations across Canada have seen a 30-40 per cent increase in the need for safety and support this past year, so local fundraising initiatives are more vital than ever. (Read more…)