November 6, 2015
Posted In: Community
A year and a half ago, we met with Nicola G, the community manager at MEC North Vancouver and we talked about how we can empower our community through running. We shared what was happening with Sole Girls and she came up with a ton of ideas on how she and MEC could help us create community.
For the past 8 weeks this Winter, we meet in store on Thursdays and the girls discuss, run, walk, play and most of all create a supportive, inclusive community. All of our purple Sole Girls shirts were from MEC too! Today we ran the MEC North Van 5km fun run and $5 from every entry through Sole Girls was donated to our scholarship so we can make our programs available for more girls! WOW!
In Vancouver, our incredible sponsor is Eastside Fitness who are one of the coolest fitness studios around. They are the heart of the community, and the comments we hear most of all from clients coming in and out is “We LOVE their classes!” and you know by the look in every single person’s eyes, that coming there is not about working out, it’s about the support and love and connection they feel. The owner, Darnelle was out running with us this morning empowering HER daughter AND another mom/daughter duo. WOW!
In Coquitlam we run out of Triple Flip, who are an active wear for kids company based out of Calgary! We love the community they create by being especially for tweens! Being a tween is TOUGH and when there is a place to go that makes you feel awesome, that is safe – that is always needed!
In West Van we run out of Mulgrave School! We ran our first pilot here 2 years ago and our community continues to grow stronger every year! It’s a sign of strong empowered leadership when leaders know the importance of an inclusive physical activity program for girls.
To all the parents, YOU are SOLE AWESOME. It is an incredible job to raise girls and support them to be their spectacular selves.
Finally, to our incredible Soleteers who have been through the bullying, the body image, the mean girls, the tough friendships and being picked last in activities —> YOU Inspire because you decide to change the story. Thank you for sharing your Time with us.
We are SOLE grateful for incredible people and organizations who support the movement to create a stronger community through physical activity!! YOU are the community, the girls, the parents, YOU make the present a PRESENT! <3 Thank you for being YOU.