Working Up a Sweat

04May11

What started out as a cool, grey  morning, quickly turned into a “hot” day for a number of Calgarians at Olympic Plaza. While the weather may not have caused anyone to break a sweat, the workout provided by GoodLife Fitness at the Canadian Women’s Foundation BootCamp for Shelter from the Storm, definitely did!

BootCamps in four cities across Canada were held on Saturday April 30th. Chad and I were pleased to take the Calgary photographs for this first ever event aimed at raising awareness and funds for Shelter from the Storm – a national campaign dedicated to ending violence against women.

During the early hours before the BootCamp, volunteers diligently cleared away the puddles of rain (and sadly, snow) that covered the plaza the night before. In typical Calgary fashion, both the participants and the sun trickled in at the last minute filling Olympic Plaza with brightly coloured yoga mats, water bottles and lots of energy.

The GoodLife Fitness trainers, accompanied by #67 Dimitri Tsoumpas, of the Calgary Stampeders, kept the pace moving and the smiles shining throughout the entire workout, making it a very pleasant and easy event to photograph!

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Even though the BootCamp is over in Calgary for this year, you can show your support by shopping at Winners/Homesense and purchasing limited edition Shelter from the Storm t-shirts, umbrellas, tote bags, rain boots and other items. The boots are especially cute!

The national campaign for Shelter from the Storm is ongoing until May 8. Funds raised will support over 450 shelters for abused women and their children across Canada. For more information on Shelter from the Storm or other campaigns by the Canadian Women’s Foundation visit www.shelterfromthestorm.ca or www.canadianwomen.org.

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