Happy New Year Monkeys. It’s the beginning of a New Year and the continuing journey of your best self. As we move forward with 2017 I am excited for the things to come but I also love to reflect on the past year too and celebrate all the fun, healthy, active outings we have shared together.
Happy Monkey Club is for you and me and all the amazing ladies in our community. It is a place to share experiences, challenge each other to try new things, have a laugh, focus on a healthy lifestyle and give back to others. I thank all of you who have joined me at any of our events through out the year.
Our regular monthly events continue to provide a wonderful opportunity to get together with other members and share and learn. The wild Winnipeg walks, weekly circuit workout, Explore life lessons and one simple change events never disappoint and play a key role in my mental and physical wellness. If you have never joined us, now is the time to check it out.
The HMC Dragon Boat teams continue to amaze me in their commitment, generosity and energy they bring to the festival. This year our two teams raised $46,975 bringing our 5 year total to over $210,000 for the Children’s Hospital and Cancer Care Manitoba.
We will be back again with 2 boats for the 2017 festival and our goal is continue to be one of the top fundraising teams in the festival. Registration is now open if you want to join our team for 2017.
The annual HMC women’s retreat to Red Mountain was another great success. 18 ladies joined us for a week of living the 5 pillars in the spectacular setting of Snow Canyon, Utah. Hiking, biking, canyon view yoga, massage, cooking class, wonderful food and even better company. We will be returning in 2017 as I can’t get enough and everyone keeps wanting to go back! Are you coming?
The HMC sharing circle continues to grow each year with the support of our members. This is the endowment fund with the Winnipeg Foundation that was started 5 years ago with the intention of leaving a legacy and being able to give back in perpetuity to women’s causes in Manitoba. We continue to support Bravestone Centre with an annual gift of $1500 from the endowment. Thank you to all those who have made a gift in 2016. Every little bit counts. If you would like to make a gift to our endowment please click here.
Thank you all for your engagement in HMC. In person or on line, we are here to support and lift each other up on our life journey of health and happiness. As I always say, take what you like and leave the rest. May 2017 be everything you wish for.