beKIND Mindfitness Triathlon Fundraiser with the 40 Day beKIND Mindfulness Challenge
Are you ready Edmonton? Mark your calendars for June 12, 2020.
There’s often a story behind our actions and this is my story…one I rarely share or talk about.
You never know what someone is going through so take time to beKIND
I like a happy ending and I’ve always been someone who tries to focus on the positive or tries to turn a negative situation into a positive situation. You will rarely hear me talk about what’s behind what I do or what fuels me to do what I do but know there is a reason…in fact many reasons. In short it is the personal interactions with others, their stories and their struggles that have had such a profound impact on me and fuelled me to develop beKIND Mindfulness Programs, Trainings and Kits for over 2000 school teachers, parents, psychologists and counsellors across Alberta, to teach over 17 000 kids, teens and adults about KINDness, Mindfulness & Meditation, to launch the first ever in Canada beKIND Mindfitness Triathlons that thousands have participated in and to also create a beKIND Mindfulness Movement (say or do something KIND for somebody every day) that has spread across Canada, into the USA, Europe, South America and Asia.
When I was a K-12 school teacher I heard and saw more than I could have ever imagined. To the kid who felt left out that I saw sitting alone during recess or lunch with no friends, the 7 year old boy that was beaten and locked in a closet yet somehow made it to school once in awhile, the teen that was depressed and anxious who struggled to get out of bed every day and rarely left their house, the 9 year old girl that was bullied so badly she killed herself to the parent that thanks me every time I see them and says if it wasn’t for you my child would not be alive. I hear you and my actions speak louder than my words.
So with this in mind I hope you can join us at the beKIND Mindfitness Triathlon (June 12, 2020) to raise awareness and funds for mental health and wellness beKIND Programs in schools. Donations are also accepted (click on the links below or e-transfers are also accepted). I know sometimes people feel awkward if they can’t give $100 or more so often end up giving nothing. Please know any donation helps…even $10.00 makes a difference.
About the beKIND Mindfitness Triathlon
It’s fun. It’s unique. It’s a one of a kind event and there is nothing like this in Canada that involves all ages. Having participated in numerous events it’s rare to have a health and wellness event that involves kids, teens, adults and seniors. So know this event is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. It’s about being KIND, having fun and supporting one another with the focus on 3 key areas: body, mind and heart.
The beKIND Mindfitness Triathlon which incorporates a 3km walk or 5km Run in the heart of our beautiful river valley, Yoga and the 40-Day beKIND Mindfulness Challenge. Over 17 000 adults, teens and kids have taken the beKIND Mindfulness Challenge. Will you be the next? Spread the word, bring your friends, family, kids, form a team and join us for a special evening.
6:00pm-6:30pm: Check in
6:30pm-7:30pm: Warm Up and 3km Walk / 5km Run
7:30pm-8:45pm: Cool Down followed by Yoga & Meditation (beKIND Mindfulness Challenge)
8:45pm-9:30pm: Bonfire with marshmallow roast (weather permitting)
Date: June 12, 2020
Location: Alfred H. Savage Centre (13909 Fox Dr NW)
Cost: $45.00 + GST (early bird March 21), $55.00 + GST (after March 21), $60.00 + GST (after May 1), Door $70.00 (if still available).
Kids 16 & under: $20.00 + GST (early bird March 21), $30.00 + GST (after March 21), $35.00 + GST (after May 1), Door $40.00 (if still available).
Registration: Opens February 14, 2020
Mindfitness Triathlon Kit Pickup: arrive 30 minutes before event at 6pm
Purchase a beKIND shirt before April 1 and you will receive a 2 for 1 registration fee.
*beKIND t-shirts will be available for purchase before or after the beKIND Mindfitness Triathlon for $45.00 + GST (short sleeve) and $50.00 + GST (long sleeve). For more information on shirt colours and sizes click here.
All registrants will also receive a swag bag, the beKIND Mindfulness Download and a chance to win prizes.
Prizes & Swag Bag: TBA
Note: Dress appropriately as we will be outside for the walk / run, however we will be inside the beautiful Alfred Savage Building for the yoga & meditation (bathroom facilities are also inside the building). Weather permitting we will have a marshmallow bonfire at 9:30pm after the event.
What To Bring: yoga mat, headlamp (optional)
Fundraiser: Proceeds go to mental health and wellness in schools. Donations are also accepted (click on the links below). I know sometimes people feel awkward if they can’t give $100 or more so often end up giving nothing. Please know any donation helps…even $10.00 makes a difference.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE