Two athletes from Port Alberni are hosting a fitness FUNdraiser this Saturday August 15th to support the mental health services of the frontline workers.
Brooke Pighin and Lisa Duncan started the bootcamp event to raise funds and be fit in a safe environment. Pighin said the event will take place outdoors at Bob Dailey Stadium on Roger Street from 9 a.m. Participants must pre-register online and only 50 are allowed.
Funds raised will go to the Legacy Place Society, which provides support and resources to the frontline workers. Although the company is based in Calgary, the funds raised at Port Alberni will be used for Port Alberni's staff, Pighin said. Everyone who wishes to register will be asked for a minimum donation of $ 20 and will bring two non-perishable items. These will be used as weights during the boot camp and then donated to the Community Food Bank in Port Alberni.
Pighin, a former nationally ranked athlete, has been stuck in Alberni Valley since February when she came from Washington state to visit her family. "Yeah, I'm one of those guys with Washington license plates on my car," she said.
Pighin, an athlete from Port Alberni, lived in Washington state. She earned a Masters in Health and Nutrition Science from the University of Washington and switched from athletics to international bodybuilding.
Since stuck on Vancouver Island, Pighin has hired Alberni Fitness to run some bootcamp sessions at Bob Dailey Stadium and they are popular, she said. You and Duncan are both bodybuilders.
Anyone wishing to participate in the Fitness FUNdraiser on Saturday can register on the event's Facebook page or call Pighin at 425-633-0567. Prizes are also drawn from among the participants: companies and community organizations have donated items for prizes.
Alberni-ClayoquotFitnessPort Alberni Regional Unit
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