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Marathon Swimmers to Raise Funds for YWCA Regina

Published on July 6, 2021

marathon swimmers raise funds for regina ywca

For the second year in a row, a group of local swimmers will be using their talents and love of swimming to raise funds and awareness for YWCA Regina and our annual #SayYes! fundraising initiative. In 2020, 4 local women swam the length of Last Mountain Lake and raised over $9,000.

This year, swimmers Dionne Tatlow and Adrien van Dyke are back to swim for a good cause. The duo will be swimming across Diefenbaker Lake from Danielson Provincial Park to Douglas Provincial Park. The swim will be 38 KM, and the duo will rotate 1-hour shifts until completion, which will take them about 13-14 hours – the swim will kick off at 5:00 AM on July 19 or 20, weather dependent.

Danielson 2 Douglas Park 2 Park Swim to Raise Funds for YWCA Regina Programs & Services

The two women are taking part in the swim to challenge themselves and their endurance, and, once again, challenge the community to show support for vulnerable women and families in our community. Their goal is to fundraise $5,000 for YWCA Regina.

“As a group of women, we are excited about the opportunity to do something we love, and support other women at the same time,” says Dionne Tatlow, “and we’re looking forward to seeing the community support again this year.”

All donations made to the Danielson 2 Douglas Park 2 Park Swim will contribute to #SayYes! This annual fundraising initiative is vital in providing sustainable funding to YWCA Regina’s 4 key areas of service: YWCA Regina operates 2 emergency shelters and supportive housing residence, 4 children’s homes, community programming for women, youth, and children, and Outreach Services that connect women and families in our community with vital support.

Rallying Behind the Regina YWCA Our #SayYes! Campaign

“Our #SayYes! campaign is so important in offering our most vital services, and the momentum and community support generated in these two months makes a massive impact,” says YWCA Regina CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, “So having these strong and supportive women rallying behind this cause in a creative way means so much for us and the families we serve.”

To learn more about the swim and make a donation, people can visit ywcaregina.com/swim. To learn about the #SayYes! campaign, visit ywcaregina.com/sayyes.

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