Category Archives: Stepping up to help the cause!

Zumba Party to benefit United Way of Winnipeg on January 26th – THIS kicks ass!

I’m so excited about this, I can’t speak properly. (Just waste 59 seconds watching the video if you need proof)

Zumba Party!

Zumba Party!

Yesterday, 2 awesome women reached out saying they wanted to help out the United Way by throwing a Zumba party. Say what???

I’ve never done Zumba before, but I’ve heard that it’s awesome. (Seriously? A room full of women swinging their hips and sweating? How could it not….) Aynslie Hinds & Melissa Boychuk are spearheading this event and I couldn’t be more inspired by their initiative, or more excited to come check it out!

Will you join us?

Here are the details:

  • DATE: January 26th, 2013
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • LOCATION: North Centennial Recreation & Leisure Facility
  • ADDRESS: 90 Sinclair St
  • TICKETS: $15 for participants, $10 if you’re too lazy and just want to watch. (Buy them here:

Also, follow the Facebook event ( for updates!

Let’s Zumba!!


A Kick Ass Karaoke Party in support of the United Way of Winnipeg

Who doesn’t love karaoke?

The response has been absolutely amazing since the first post went up, calling for help. And while there are tons of inspiring stories to share, this one is super exciting to me.

Karaoke party

These people like karaoke, I bet you do too!

After finding this site, Jacqui Fox & Tiffany Ponce got on board with the idea of a karaoke party to help raise funds for the United Way. Jacqui ran with it and made arrangements for the biggest karaoke party of the year, and we are only days away from all the action.

Will you come?

Here are the details:

  • Who: You, and anyone (18+) you want to bring! We are also planning a start-studded cast of local celebrities, so be sure to bring your camera!
  • What: Karaoke madness! Bring your singing voice and leave your inhibitions at home.
  • When: Sunday, December 30th, 10pm
  • Where: Tavern United, 826 Regent Ave.
  • Why: In support of the United Way of Winnipeg
  • COST: $0. Zero. Nada.

That’s right, there is no charge. Just come out to have a good time. If you are feeling generous, leave some cash in the hat.

We’re just going to keep it simple:

  • If you like what you hear, make a donation.
  • If you want to cut the line, make a donation.
  • If you need to apologize for horrible singing, make a donation.

So come on out and have a blast! Here is the Facebook event so you can invite your friends:

Who do you want to see sing, and what song?

Gourmet Coffee donates $2 per bag of coffee sold to help United Way of Winnipeg

Dear Gourmet Coffee,

I love you.

And I don’t even drink coffee.


Gourmet Coffee Winnipeg

Gourmet Coffee Winnipeg responds to the call!

Wow, after seeing our initial call for support, Gourmet Coffee steps up to the plate and it looks like a home run!

From right now, til the end of the year, Gourmet Coffee is partnering with Reunion Island (maker of super fine coffee) to give $2 for every 12 oz bag of Reunion Island coffee that is purchased – for a sweet deal of a price of only $10 – to the United Way of Winnipeg.

All I can say to that is: Gourmet Coffee kicks ass. Thank you!

Just head down to Gourmet Coffee (1485 Erin St) during office hours (8am-4:30pm) and buy a bunch of bags for everyone you know.

For more details, check here:

To other businesses…

Who’s next?

Who’s willing to follow the example set by Gourmet Coffee?

Are you already doing something at your business? Please, let us know so we can share it and inspire other businesses to do the same!