On Friday, March 8th from 7 to 9:30 pm, United Way is excited to present empowerHER, an evening of movement, wellness and inspiration in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 at The Rex.

Join us as we mindfully move, sweat and be inspired with a Limbus Movement class and keynote from Co-Founder, Dr. Darby Ewashina, be nourished with smoothies and snacks from ahhYaY Wellness Café, renew and restore with an exclusive pop-up store and aromatherapy experience from Saje Wellness, mingle to the ambient beats of Common Sound and get creative with a Far & Wide pop-up shop featuring lady-made items.

“[This event] is really focusing on preventative mental health and what we can do as a community to come together and start to process some of the heavy stuff that we all suppress or shove down throughout the days, weeks, and even years,” says Dr. Ewashina.

All proceeds raised will be donated to United Way’s empowerHER initiative to help give local vulnerable women the tools they need to build resilience and thrive.

“empowerHER is incredibly important to the health of not only the women directly supported, but the health of the entire family and our community as a whole. Women that are empowered and supported through programs addressing financial stability and preventative mental health are key to ensuring a positive path forward for families. We can change the cycle in years to come with strategic and consistent wrap around supports, caring and empathy,” says Danalee Baker, Executive Director of United Way BC.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person, or $150 for a group of four and can be purchased at unitedwaytnc.ca/event.

Thank you to our sponsors, McMillan Dubo Law Group, Women of Steel (USW 7619), RBC , lululemon, K Spin Indoor Cycling and BARRE Kamloops for helping us bring this event to life!

What to Expect

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Mindfully move through a Limbus class while being restored with an aromatherapy experience from Saje Wellness. What is Limbus? You will sweat. You will be sore the next day. You may cry. You may feel joy. Whatever happens, it’s ok…we’ve got you. The workout is fully modifiable for every body, and can be done barefoot, in grip socks or in runners. Wear something you are comfortable moving in, bring a yoga mat and also a bottle of water.


8:00 PM – 8:20 PM

Be nourished and learn more about fueling your mental health with Natalie Peace-Young of Ahh Yay Wellness Café, and be introduced to lululemon’s Vision & Goals initiative by Beverly Robinson of lululemon Aberdeen Mall.


8:00 PM

Mix, mingle and shop at the Saje Wellness and Far & Wide with the ambient beats of Common Sound.


8:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn more about creating space and balance in your life through a keynote from Limbus co-founder, Dr. Darby Ewashina.


For more information, contact:


Geralyn Alain

Director of Marketing Communications, United Way

Cell. 250.682.8323  Office. 250.372.9933  E. geralyn@unitedwaytnc.ca