PACE fundraiser for young children and their families


When Amy Ives, a longtime student and Yoga on 7th’s Family Yoga teacher, went to work at The PACE Program, we were delighted.

PACE is that most valuable of initiatives, a program that provides timely and comprehensive help for young children and their families when they first need it.

Many of its clients are children aged three to six who have been asked to leave their pre-school or kindergarten due to behaviour issues, or who are in foster care.

PACE intervention includes an intensive family program, therapy for children, outreach support to childcare centres and support for families when children move from foster care to another home.

The families PACE helps can be young single parents, refugee families, grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, and low-income parents

At holiday time, Pace gives the families in its programs gift cards to allow them the pleasure of shopping themselves for food, household items, clothing and toys, and special treats.

We want to help. We’re accepting donations for PACE for the rest of November and early December.

Join us for one or all of these four special events, by donation, all proceeds to PACE:

• Pilates with Marlene Amado, Tuesday December 6, 6:15 to 7:15 pm . Minimum donation $10 (a $24 dollar value)

• Sunday December 11, from 10 to 11:45 am, Eve will teach a quiet, restorative class, suitable for all levels. By donation, all proceeds to PACE. If you’d like to attend, email eve at evej@shaw.ca to reserve your spot. Suggested donation $20.

• Saturday, December 17, from 10 to 11:30 am, a restorative class with Mary Balomenos.  Email Mary at mbalomenos59@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

• Sunday December 18, 6 to 7 pm, Amy and her friend Jessi Jacobs are offering a pyjama family yoga class. Email Amy at amylouives@gmail.com for more details.

Because PACE is a non-profit charitable society, tax deductible receipts are available for cash donations over $10. To receive a tax receipt, include your name and mailing address with your donation.