Castlegar to play host to a Day of Peace

Local Yogi and passionate soul, Janice Ferraro is hosting what she calls, a Day of Peace at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

Local Yogi and passionate soul, Janice Ferraro is hosting what she calls, a Day of Peace at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

This event is a Yogathon, with the mission statement of bringing people together in a peaceful environment to support those with multiple sclerosis (MS) in their daily life and yoga practice. Ferraro also wants to contribute to the community by sharing peace and love, and practicing some of the many traditions of yoga in the Kootenay area.

Ferraro has a firm goal in mind, “100 people with $100.” Registration ends March 2, and the money doesn’t have to come from your pocket alone. Ferraro and her fellow organizers encourage everyone to fundraise and spread the word of this Day of Peace.

MS has hit Canada hard. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world with over 100,000 cases country-wide.

“The money goes towards medical travel,” she said, “because they all have to travel down to the coast to see their doctors and things like that. The money’s also used to increase their standard of living.”

Ferraro is proficient in yoga, having practiced for 38 years now and teaching for several of them.

She is happy to help those suffering from this disease in any way she can and is optimistic about her Yogathon.

“I have been ­— for one year — giving them a free yoga class. My husband puts on a Christmas party for them. We’re just doing what we can to help people in our community.”

Ferraro said their are only about ten people in her own yoga group but she’s thankful the number isn’t all that high because that just means more people with MS.

When it came time to choose the venue, Ferraro had not one doubt in her mind, it would be the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

 

For more information, call Janice at 250-365-5428, visit their Facebook page or website at, westkootenayyogafo.wix.com/day-of-peace.

 

 

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