Children living in the slums outside Nairobi

Kukua Pamoja day of dance

On December 14 the Moving Centre is generously donating it's space to host a day of dance for the Nelson-Nairobi initiative, Kukua Pamoja.

On December 14 the Moving Centre is generously donating it’s space to host a day of dance for the Nelson-Nairobi initiative, Kukua Pamoja.

The community is invited to take part in four fundraising dance classes: Global Rhythms by Erin Thomson (11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Bellyfit taught by Heather Holdener (12:45 to 1:45 p.m.), Nia by Krissi Burkhardt (2 to 3 p.m.), and Bellyfit flow by Heather Holdener (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.). The entry fee is $10 per class of $25 for the full day. There will be a concession with snacks and treats. All proceeds go to Kukua Pamoja.

Kukua Pamoja is a Nelson-based project operating in the slums outside Nairobi, Kenya, that offers recreational programs such as dance, music, yoga, acrobatics and art, as well as preventative health educational workshops to children and youth who reside in the ghetto. These programs are crucial in helping provide opportunity, resource, community and joy to children and youth who face complex challenges such as unrelenting poverty, crime, violence, gangs, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.

For more details about the dance event see the Facebook listing here or contact Jamie at jamiemakena@gmail.com.

Just Posted

VIDEO: SPCA ushers in new era with Castlegar facility

$2.69-million project had ribbon cutting on Friday

Slocan seniors’ housing hosts grand opening Sept. 27

The society wants to give the public a glimpse before tenants move in and the weather changes.

LETTERS: Tom Fletcher analysis is as outdated as the Edsel

Dona grace-Campbell takes issue with columnist Tom Fletcher’s column on the carbon tax

Kootenay author to speak about her hockey mom memoir

Angie Abdou will be at the Oxygen Art Centre on Sept. 28

VIDEO: Lydia Kania is here to skunk you

The Vallican track athlete has turned to cribbage in her senior years

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Most Read