Main Event Details
THE WHERE AND WHEN
Opening activities on June 8th starting at 1:30 pm
Yoga starts at 2 pm. We finish on Sunday at 2pm (24 hours after it all began). We will finish with a final yoga pose during our cheque presentation to CHEO on live TV during the Telethon (around 2:30 pm on June 9th).
This years event will be held at the same location as the CHEO Telethon at the EY Center near the airport (4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 2N6). Our space will have the capacity to hold 60 Yogis/yoginnis. Please note that yogis need to bring their own mat and blocks, along with your own water bottle.
We will have dedicated yogis on their mats practicing for 24 hour straight. Working in teams or individually, our yogis will be sending positive energy out into the community non-stop, all with the goal of raising awareness and money for childhood cancer.
We are very excited to announce that Michael Michaud and the team from Vital Point Clinic will be returning once again to provide some incredible massage to help our hard working fundraisers! Additionally we will have some amazing sponsors once again this year for light refreshments during the main event (as they last).
OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
New this year will be our city-wide call to all local yoga studios to come together as a community to do something amazing. Each person who registers to raise money and do some yoga will also choose to “Join a Team”. Here they select their home studio. This will allow us to build the community momentum behind this amazing event. Don’t have a home studio? Want to create your own team? Just do it! The more people we have, the better!
We are targeting $50,000 (over double last year!!) as a group, which will be donated to CHEO oncology to help kids with cancer. Each yogi is asked to target a total of $500 or more in donations. Want to help with sponsorship and fundraising activities? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the CHEO Foundation site, our yogis each have their own online donation page connected to our team page, including a profile with picture and a short bio and a link you can give friends who want to sponsor you. Tax receipts will be generated for donations over $20. Cash and cheque donations are also welcome… the more the better!
A Roster of amazing INSTRUCTORS
Check out our instructors and the times they will be teaching throughout the 24 hours. Book your spot (or spots) online and get involved!