Headlines in recent weeks have been dominated by the Syrian refugee crisis, and the tragic photo of 2 year-old, Aylan Kurdi, whose image on the cover of newspapers around the world, flooded our hearts with sadness and moved many people to action.
Now, it is your turn. Small actions can lead to big change. Inspired by our yogi friend, Carly Hayden at Catalyst Yoga in Everett, WA,, we too wanted to make a contribution to help.
The federal government recently started an emergency relief fund and will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria, up to $100 million, effective immediately and until December 31, 2015.
Let's open our hearts - please join Nikki on Sunday, September 27, at 4:30 pm for a karma yoga class at Soul Fitness in North Vancouver, with all proceeds going towards Oxfam Canada in their effort to reach more people in Syria.
September 27, 2015 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Soul Fitness, 275 Fell Ave #114
Donation: $15, pre-paid via our Tilt Page
Many thanks to Soul Fitness for generously donating their studio for this cause.
To learn more about about the situation in Syria and to sign a petition, visit the Oxfam site: http://www.oxfam.ca/blogs/ask-world-leaders-to-act-now-withsyria
Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is an outdoorsy Mountain Mermaid, and the Owner and Operator of Sea to Sky Paddle Fit, based on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver.