The Canadian Yoga Institute is fundraising for a good cause in our community. The Lethbridge yoga institute is raising money for the new Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. Eighty-five per cent of the funds for the sales of yoga passes in the month of December will go towards the construction of the new centre.
The CEO of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre, Kristine Cassie, says, “It really is providing the construction of a leased space that we have. There are special needs with this leased space that includes sound proofing for a forensic interview room and the remote testimony room. As well as construction of the play therapy room and the lobby room. This actually brings to life a centre that is desperately needed in our southwest region of the province. It will be joining seven other CAC’s in the province in order to provide services for children up to 18 years of age who have experienced sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or severe neglect.”
Lyndsey Brees, the General Manager of the Canadian Yoga Institute in Lethbridge, adds that families are having to go up to Calgary to get supports like the ones a new centre would provide.
“It’s really important that Lethbridge and our surrounding communities has something that they can actually go to locally without the families having to go broke paying for those expenses going to Calgary and other centres to get help. The Canadian Yoga Institute is so happy that we have another charity that we can work with and help support the child and youth in the city.”
The remaining 15 per cent of the funds will go towards remaining costs for the program.
Over a half a million dollars is needed to construct the centre.