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The Go Go Gorman’s initiative, in partnership with Metamorph Events proudly presents: Yonge Walk 4 Young Parents, a fundraising walk along YONGE STREET in Toronto, Canada, which was was once (and still is by many Torontonians) recognized by Guinness World Records as the “The Longest Street in the World”.
Yonge Walk 4 Young Parents was conceptualized to mirror the long and rewarding journey new and expectant parents take to enter parenthood, while also promoting and educating parents to be on the effects of Positive Parenting and its vital importance to children. This walk was founded in the interest of garnering interest and to raise funds for Vita Centre and The D.A.M (Develop. Assist. Mentor.) community organizations in the Region of Peel.
The Gorman’s, Shingi and Vinni, will walk 1,896 kilometer route over 40 days, starting or commencing on Monday 4th August, 2014 in Rainy River, ON. They will be making four city stops in which they will host three Family Fun Festivals on-route to Toronto, aka the finish line. The main event, set to take place in Mississauga on Saturday 13th September, 2014.
The events will take place as follows:
1. Rainy River, ON – Start – Monday 4th August, 2014
2. Thunder Bay, ON – Sunday 10th August, 2014
3. Sudbury, ON – Sunday 31st August, 2014
4. Vaughan, ON – Sunday 7th September, 2014
5. Mississauga, ON – Finish – Saturday 13th September, 2014
The Yonge Walk 4 Young Parents initiative was developed to provide an opportunity to promote the many (free) services offered by our supporting community centres, while also encouraging the generous spirit of individuals to become patrons of these organizations and to donate needed items as well as their time.
ABOUT THE GORMANS
Shingi, originally from Botswana, Africa and her husband, Vinni, from Montreal Quebec, are the founders of Yonge Walk 4 Young Parents and proud advocates for Positive Parenting. Both take great pride in educating their fellow parents/parents to be on the knowledge and services that are available to them, as well as the positive impact such resources have on our communities and children.
They have an adorable little daughter, Elora, 11 months. From the moment they found out that they were expecting. the Gorman’s have been helped tremendously by both the Vita Centre and The D.A.M. and strongly feel that they have come as far as they have because of such organizations and thus feel the need to give back in any way possible in order to keep these organization’s work going strong and continuously growing for future young parents and their children.
ABOUT VITA CENTRE AND THE D.A.M.
Vita Centre is a charitable organization dedicated to providing life affirming community support to all pregnant and parenting youth in the Peel Region via their weekly parenting classes as well as providing it’s patrons with various food and baby items. Vita Centre takes leadership in promoting awareness and understanding of the impact of unplanned pregnancy on families and the community, and are therefore dedicated to excellent support, education and counseling for pregnant and parenting youth. Their vision is to achieve a community where its youth can make a choice for life, even in undesirable circumstances, where they will be accepted and supported; allowing positive outcomes for their child. Last year alone they helped over 400 clients within the Peel Region through counseling and parenting programs.
The D.A.M. is a safe community for youth and young moms offering love, respect and dignity for all. Since 1995 they have been a relational presence in the lives of youth. Through the relationships they form they Develop, Assist and Mentor youth and young moms along the journey towards reaching their full potential. The D.A.M’s Young Moms’ Group is a community of young moms, volunteers and staff that seek to be positive and supportive of each other; growing into healthy individuals and families. Pregnant or parenting girls, ages 24 and under, will find support, resources, friendship and a non-judgemental, safe community.
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