Get in the groove to help women and children

The first annual SPARK mini urban retreat is a fundraiser for the Global Groove Foundation

The first annual SPARK mini urban retreat is a fundraiser for the Global Groove Foundation whose efforts bring education, sustainable farming and holistic health programs to Living Positive Kenya, an organization dedicated to empowering women and children affected by HIV/AIDs in Ngong Hills, Kenya.

“We’re inviting women to come join us to spark the Summer Solstice on June 21 from 6 to10 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress Hotel,” said Corey Judge, event coordinator. The evening will open with a presentation followed by a groove dance session, move with yoga, writing, encaustic art demo, a fashion show by Breathe Athletics, silent auction, door prizes, treats and a mini spa treatment.

“Our organization brings the  Groove method to communities throughout the world to help empower leaders to teach dance classes that focus on fostering health, celebrating community and igniting creativity for active and happy living. Our Spark FUNraiser aims to raise funds and awareness for the Global Groove Foundation and Living Positively Kenya, and at the same time introduce our community to the power of dance and healthy living,” said Sarah Smith, Oak Bay resident and Groove facilitator.

For tickets and information call 250-886-5551, or go to fluidlifestyle.ca. Tickets are $75 in advance, and $80 at the door.