Summer is nearly over and we always like to end it with a bang! So this year we hosted our second annual ALL Nighter where our students push themselves for 24 hours. However in order to participate, everyone needs to fundraise as much as they can to put towards their trip to Japan in 2021.
And with much success, we were able to survive the night and fundraise over another $1300.00.
Thank-you again to everyone who came out to train, including our friends from the Honbu Dojo in Ingersoll as well as all of the volunteers who BBQ’d, brought us coffee, plus breakfast in the morning, and to Pam and Bryhnn who came out to teach a thing or two about yoga and flexibility (Mindful Life Studios and Bre Free Yoga).
We really appreciate everyone coming together to help us with the event and we are definitely looking forward to next year’s ALL Nighter!
We could not have asked for a more perfect Sunday during our Friends and Family BBQ. Clear skies, warm weather, delicious food, and most importantly everyone who could make it out!
Here are just a few snippets from last Sunday’s (July 8th) BBQ at Shades Mill Conservation Area in Cambridge, Ontario.
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GALT MOVES Summit 2018 is free of charge event that features a series of engaging and informative stations set-up by a variety of our community businesses in downtown Galt. Throughout the day there will be prize giveaways and exciting classes & demonstrations showcasing different activities that can keep us moving!
GALT MOVES Summit 2018 is proudly presented by the Downtown Cambridge BIA.
Participating Businesses Include:
Proactive Training Cambridge
Moksha Yoga Cambridge
Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
Rise & Grind Coffee
Brutes & Babes Nutrition House Inc.
Atlas Yoga Studios & Retail Store
Nature’s Vibe Natural Health Products
Class & Demonstration Schedule Coming Soon! #GaltMoves
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer, Idea Exchange is excited to open our newest location – Old Post Office!
Join the party at the Old Post Office!
Outdoor Music Stage with MC Mike Farwell (from The Mike Farwell Show):
6:00pm: Family Entertainer – Erick Traplin Fan Page
7:45pm: Local Artist Spotlight, Rufus John & Momma’s Kitchen
8:35pm: Musical guest presented by the Galt on the Grand: Downtown Cambridge
9:15pm: The Reklaws
Dance Performances by Element Dance Arts, Academy Ballet Classique, and ONE Movement
Projection Light Show at 9:45pm – watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office!
Makerspace and Creative Studios activities on Water Street:
Meet A Maker – Jenny Mitchell & the Golden Bus
Robot Hacking – Kinetic Studios
Mobile Arcade – Game Asylum
Story Station – Phidon Pens
Creative Crafts – Play With Clay
Craft beer garden hosted by 13 Food & Beverage and an assortment of other local food vendors.
Local vendor pop-up booths!
Building tours start Friday, June 29. Get your free tour tickets online: ideaexchange.org/oldpostoffice
Kazoku Martial Arts Centre would like to introduce our new “Intro to Karate Program” for kids ages 10-13. It’s the perfect way to introduce your son or daughter to world of martial arts. See below for details or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Karate and Rock Climbing – Ages 7+
We will be hosting a fun filled day camp for kids ages 7 and up. We will be focusing on traditional black belt concepts followed by an active afternoon at The Core Climbing Gym in Cambridge.
Price: $49.99 (club members) and $59.99 (non-club members)
Includes transportation and 3 hour pass/shoes for rock climbing.
Karate and Paintball – Ages 10+
Karate training and an afternoon of paintball; who could ask for anything better? We will be training in the morning and then heading to Flag Raiders in Kitchener for 3 action packed hours.
Price: $59.99 (club members) and $69.99 (non-club members)
Includes transportation and 3 hours of game time at Flag Raiders.
It has been just over a week since our Mother’s Day High Tea and we are super excited to share some of the precious moments we were able to capture, thanks to Sweet Sunny Five Photography. We would like to thank, once again, everyone who helped out and contributed to our fundraiser. We were able to successfully raise another $1500 towards our kid’s trip to Japan in 2021, and we now sit at $3000.00 raised so far!
So thank-you again to: E.V.O Kitchen, Sweet Sunny Five Photography, Monigrams Coffee Roasters, Le Prix, The Spiced Leaf, Play with Clay, Glam and Glow by Reema, Meals Without Madness, Langdon Hall, and all of the individuals who donated amazing prizes for our participants to win. And another special thank-you to our families inside and outside the studio as well as our friends for helping with running the show (set-up and take-down)… and let’s not forget about the Volundads!! You guys rocked the show.
Our club’s main objective is to create active leaders within our community, but what makes a great leader? How do you build trust with the people you are looking to help? Here are just a few qualities one will need to consider when looking to be a positive influence within their community.
When someone says you uphold your integrity, they mean you are the type of person who sticks to their principles, is open and honest. People won’t start following you if they believe you’re going to back stab them in the back.
Have you ever met a leader who wasn’t passionate or committed to the thing they were trying to lead? Of course not, otherwise they would not have a following for very long. In order to lead well you need to be committed to your practice (whatever that practice may be) or people won’t really want to follow you.
And people will be able to tell.
“A leader leads by example, not force.” – Sun Tzu
Probably one of the hardest parts in leadership is making decisions. Some are easy and some are really hard to make. It’s a learned skill and takes a lot of practice, and sometimes the most skilled leaders still have a hard time deciding what the best option is.
Communicating effectively can come naturally to some people, but for others… it takes practice. I’ll admit, I am not always the greatest when it comes to telling people what I need from them. However, so long as you are open to learning and practicing this skill, you will be leading effectively in no time!
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more… you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams
In my personal opinion I believe accountability is one of the hardest qualities to uphold as a leader. Why? Because it means taking responsibility for your actions or the actions of others (i.e. your students). Because when it all comes down to it, you are the one leading them.
Now this does not mean you have to take the blame all the time, but it also doesn’t mean you can put the blame on others when you were the one to act on it.
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