May 1st, 2011
Besides my passion for increasing Awareness and Resources for Postpartum Depression, I am also a professional dancer, instructor & choreographer. I have been dancing since the age of three and have studied more than a dozen different dance forms. My influences are mainly Classical and Middle Eastern Dance and my passion is World Dance! (To learn more about Tascheleia Dance please visit my website: www.Tascheleia.com.) I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to recently bring my two passions together to raise awareness for both dance and postpartum depression!
Shimmy Mob is a Belly Dance Flash Mob!
On Sunday, May 1st myself and approximately 75 other Edmonton dancers participated in a belly dance flash mob event in two locations. During the month of April all of us worked hard learning and rehearsing a beautiful choreography and collecting pledges. On the Southside location, dancers performed the choreography four times through the afternoon for very large crowds. In the westend we entertained and informed through multiple performances and an educational display. We also held a very successful silent auction and had some yummy light refreshments provided by Headcase Hats! All in All we were able to raise close to four thousand dollars for our two selected Non-profit organizations:
-PPDA: Postpartum Depression Awareness Project Ltd.
-Terra: Centre for Pregnanct and Parenting Teens
Shimmy Mob was founded and organized by Vancouver Belly Dancer Sabeya. To learn more about her or Shimmy Mob please visit www.ShimmyMob.com.
If you would like more information about how funds raised for PPDA will be used, please visit Goals for Funding!
If you have always wanted to Belly Dance, now is your chance.
Dance for a cause, learn to shimmy and shimmy with the mob on May 1st in support of PPDA & Terra!
Visit www.Tascheleia.com for more information about Shimmy Mob!
The Postpartum Depression Awareness Project is a non-profit organization I started to raise awareness for postpartum depression. Having been through postpartum depression twice myself I have experienced how difficult it is to find help. My goal for PPDA is not only to raise awareness nation wide but also to inform on the subject of PPD. I am working to make help easier to find with a Resource Website I built which endeavours to list all of the resources available for PPD in central Alberta. This is just the beginning, there is so much more to come and I need your support!
Terra – Centre for pregnant & parenting teens provides programs and services to approximately 600 clients and their children in the Edmonton area each year. Terra originated 40 years ago, in 1971. We focus on encouraging pregnant and parenting teens to gain confidence, develop the skills required for success and to raise healthy, happy children. Terra has a staff of approximately 75 employees on three sites. We offer 12 programs which include individual counselling, home visitation, parenting support, group activities, services for dads, clothing exchange, child development activities, a childcare centre at Braemar School, prenatal classes and housing support. Our housing services include a 13 suite apartment building. Terra has a partnership with Edmonton Public Schools to support teen moms in completing their high school education. Through Terra, young parents graduate from school, make career plans, have healthier relationships and connect with community supports.
Questions can be directed to: Patrick Cadieux 780.428.3772 ex.228 email@example.com
For more information visit www.terraassociation.com