First annual Woman2Warrior raises $50,000 

All woman obstacle course race a success in its first year

On Aug. 30, more than 175 women from across the Island banded together at West Shore Parks & Recreation for Woman2Warrior, Victoria’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals camps in B.C. The newly proclaimed warriors conquered 5 kms of trails and grass along with 12 demanding obstacles to raise over $50,000, helping send more than 800 kids with physical and cognitive disabilities to accessible Easter Seals camps in BC. This year’s top individual fundraiser was Kairry Nguyen, raising an impressive $1.735. The top fundraising team went to “Woody Gundy Warriors”, raising a collective $7,042.85.

“We’re overwhelmed by the support we received for the first Woman2Warrior in Victoria,” explained Shannon Bernays, director of events for the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, producer of Woman2Warrior. “It’s incredibly inspiring to see over 100 strong, determined, powerful women come together for a cause, and form such a strong community of support for children with disabilities and their families.

“We are so thankful to our media participants for their ongoing support,” added Bernays. “From creating social media buzz to kicking serious butt in our first Media Team Challenge, they are an invaluable part of the Woman2Warrior community.”

Woman2Warrior is just one of many annual events produced by the British Columbia Lions Society in support of Easter Seals camps in BC. For more details on events produced by the British Columbia Lions Society in support of Easter Seals BC, including Easter Seals Drop Zone (Sept. 9, 2015), please visit


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