Many thanks to all of the #yqr businesses that participated in #lightthenight yesterday. Our downtown building was lit up in red in remembrance of the 14 women who lost their lives on December 6, 1989. Gender-based violence is not a thing of the past— it is current, and we must address it together. #december6#violenceagainstwomen#activism
On September 9, 2018 the world lost a beautiful soul. Kayla's love for the earth animals, children and life was a blessing to those who knew her.
In 18 years, Kayla lived a life true to her and accomplished more than some do in twice as many years. Many of the people she encountered were deeply impacted, some in just one meeting.
Her passion in life shone through her art, her love of rowing , the water and every time you would see her smile.
Kayla touched the lives of everyone she met.
She was fiercely protective, loud and obnoxious, an incredible leader, highly motivating, and a great teacher. She stuck up for what she believed in regardless of who or what she was against.
When Kayla was on the water, she gave it everything she had every time. Even if it meant rowing through an asthma attack or swallowing her vomit. To watch her could easily bring tears to your eyes.
Off the water she was the one cheering the loudest, always supporting her teammates, and running to help in any way needed. Whether she was rowing or not she was a valued mentor to her teammates.
Within days of her diagnosis, Kayla contacted the Banting Coach to ensure that she could volunteer her time as an assistant coach given that she would not now be attending University that year.
Kayla faced her diagnosis with the same bravery and tenacity that she faced every regatta, 2 km, or even practice.
Kayla left a legacy.
Date: Sat. January 19
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (If the spots fill up quickly we may open up another slot in the morning 8:00am-12:00pm)
Place: West London CrossFit (689 Oxford St. W)
Fee: $200/team (up to 10 people per team)
We are looking to have 10 teams.
All proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. There is also a Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/331036557480219/