Zumbathon to help community groups

Junior Chamber International will host a zumbathon March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

Vernon residents can get some exercise for a good cause.

Junior Chamber International will host a zumbathon March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

“It will benefit Vernon Women’s Transition House and JCI Vernon,” said Brandon Thacker, an event organizer with the Fund Blazers, one of two groups within JCI raising funds for the community.

“Come out and support the cause, and have a great time dancing while you’re at it.”

The zumbathon is sponsored by Sun FM, HiPro Sportswear, Graydon Security Systems, Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd., Capri Insurance Services, Electric Paper Company and Durning Directions.

“There will be all local zumba instructors and door prizes from Soul Studio, DLC White House Mortgages, Valley Marine, and Illusions Hair & Body,” said organizer Sarah Moorhouse.

There will also be 50/50 tickets and the first 75 purchasers of tickets will receive a free T-shirt.

Water will be supplied by Save On Foods.

“Junior Chamber International is part of an organization of young leaders and entrepreneurs whose mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in our community,” said Sue Solymosi, an event organizer.

“Two of our mandates include training our membership and supporting the community in which we live.”

Tickets for the zumbathon are $25 and they are available at Illusions Hair and Body, Graydon Security Systems and Capri Insurance across from the Village Green Centre.

For more information, go to www.jcivernon.com or e-mail bthacker@capri.ca, sarahm@okrestore.com or mortgagesbysue@gmail.com.