It’s that time of year again, and we are pleased to announce that all of the proceeds from our Wednesday evening (5:30-6:30pm) classes in December will go in support of a local Brandon family who has fallen on hard times.
For the past three years, we have chosen a local family to support at this special time of year. In the past, we have collected canned goods, gifts, and funds to provide a traditional Christmas for a family in need. We have taken some time to reflect on our yearly tradition and we have decided to align our yearly support with our own personal beliefs and practices. It is our belief that consumerism is not what this season is about. Instead, it is our belief that this time of year is for spending time with loved ones and giving back to the community. With this in mind, we have selected a Brandon family to support this holiday who has a sick child battling Leukemia at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. This sick little guy is only one-year-old. The child must live in Winnipeg at the hospital for at least the next 9 months and will continue to receive aggressive treatments for the next three years. The family has been accumulating considerable traveling expenses while going back and forth to visit their child. The family has also sacrificed their careers to be with their child. The family has vowed to pledge any unused funds to the Children’s hospital in Winnipeg.
In lieu of canned goods or gifts, we ask that you bring a donation (suggested minimum donation is $5) for this family. Drop-in only. Doors open at 5:15pm with the class beginning at 5:30pm. *Unfortunately debit is not available on site! If you would like to encourage friends and family to help support this deserving family feel free to send us a message.
See you on the mat!