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Edmonton’s first Woman2Warrior event

June 15, 2016

 


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 15, 2016

 

 

Hundreds of women transform into warriors at Edmonton’s first Woman2Warrior event.

Edmonton, AB- Almost 200 participants, ages 15 and up, will become true warriors at the 2016 WOMAN2WARRIOR Edmonton, a women’s only charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals Alberta on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Canadian Forces Base, Edmonton Garrison.

Woman2Warrior Edmonton is an optional timed event covering five kilometres of trails, and terrain. The course features obstacles to test participants’ strength, agility, balance, and sense of adventure. Participants should be prepared to lift, climb, crawl, jump, run and walk. In completing the race, event participant must raise a minimum of $300 which will help adults and children with disabilities and medical conditions.

“We are excited to bring this event to the City of Edmonton,” says Darla Zuk, Events Manager at Easter Seals Alberta.”It will be the first time an event like this will take place at a Canadian Forces Base.”

There will be a crane provided by Sarens Canada for an aerial view of the site.  Photographers with Fall Arrest certification will be permitted on the crane to take photos of the event from a unique vantage point.

The competitive times waves go from 9:00-9:30 a.m., and the recreational waves go from 9:45-11:45 a.m.  Daintre Christensen will be participating in the event and she is scheduled to start this race at 1:45.   Activities scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. include:

  • Campers Village Kids Zone
  • Bumper Balls
  • Food Trucks
  • Small Arms Training
  • Lexus of Edmonton – Car Display
  • Show ‘n’ Shine (weather permitting)

There will be an awesome Trade Show inside the Drill Hall featuring over 35 exhibitors selling their products and services.  Other activities inside the Drill Hall includes:  massage therapists, speakers (10:00, 11:00, and Noon), fashion show (12:30) and magician (1:00 pm).

At the Closing Ceremonies, hosted by Daintre Christensen, which begins at 1:30 p.m., awards and prizes will be given out for the top overall fundraisers, competitive race winners, best costumes, and event cheque presentation.

For more information visit:  www.edmonton.woman2warrior.ca

Event Details

Who: Easter Seals Alberta

What: Woman2Warrior Edmonton, a women’s only charity obstacle adventure race

When: Saturday, June 18th, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Canadian Forces Base, Edmonton Garrison (407A Lecture Training Facility, Korea Rd, Edmonton Garrison); the map is attached.

Why: To help Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions by supporting Easter Seals Alberta


About Easter Seals Alberta

Easter Seals Alberta is a non-profit organization that has been serving Albertans since 1951. Our mission is to provide services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions. Our vision includes Inspiring Potential, Building Community, and Enriching Lives. Easter Seals Alberta also funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, research, advocacy, and public and consumer education. For more information, please visit www.easterseals.ab.ca.  

For more information, please contact:

Darla Zuk                                         

Events Manager                                        

Easter Seals Alberta                                   

Phone: 780-429-0137 Ext. 308

Cell: 780-267-0707                  

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www.easterseals.ab.ca

Stephanie Rösch

Director, Public Relations

Easter Seals Alberta

Phone: 403-235-5662 Ext. 219

Cell: 403-607-5544

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www.easterseals.ab.ca


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Did You Know Part 1

In 1951 Canadian Mothers began marches such as one led by Canada’s first female Cabinet Minister, Ellen Fairclough, MP for Hamilton West. As a result of their efforts, the research of Dr. Jonas Salk was well funded, creating the historic made-in-Canada cure for polio. Today, Easter Seals Alberta funds vital programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs.