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Power of Movement 2010 - Winnipeg Art Gallery Event

On Sunday, March 7, thousands of Canadians are doing yoga to raise money for arthritis research at Power of Movement 2010, the world’s largest yoga fundraiser. Throughout the day, large-scale Power of Movement yoga “mega-sessions” are taking place in 10 cities coast-to-coast including Vancouver, Nanaimo, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Halifax. Now in its fourth year, Power of Movement has raised almost $400,000 benefiting 4.5 million Canadians who live with arthritis and autoimmune diseases.

  • Arthritis affects one in six Canadian adults and 1 in every 1,000 children
  • By 2026, over 6 million Canadians will have arthritis
  • It is the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada
  • Arthritis accounts for over 10% of all illness in Canada yet just over 1% of research is dedicated to finding a cure
  • Arthritis highly misunderstood – it includes more than 100 different types of inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal diseases

WHAT:

  • Power of Movement 2010 – world’s largest yoga fundraiser for critical arthritis research
  • Winnipeg mega-session

WHERE:

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • 300 Memorial Boulevard (R3C 1V1)

WHEN:

  • 4:20 p.m. – pre-event interviews
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – yoga class

WHO:

  • More than 80 people doing yoga!
  • Phil Doucette – Owner, Moksha Yoga Winnipeg and Power of Movement class leader

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