Bushtukah Women’s Only Metric Century Clinic Application

This Program is now Full for 2017!

Thank you for your interest in the Bushtukah women’s ride your first metric century clinic. This is a free clinic, and spots are limited. 

We’ve planned a series of rides, of increasing distance, over a variety of great local roads for the next few months – and yes, these include an outing up to Champlain Lookout! Our goal century will be in mid-September.

To help make sure we have a group of riders who are well matched for riding together (both in pace, skill level and motivation), please answer the questions below. (If you’re not sure if this clinic is for you, we have a number of other group rides planned through the summer. Find out more at www.bushtukah.com/events ) 

 

 

 

Thank you. We’ll be in touch! 

 

S.W.E.E.T 2017

The 10th Annual Bushtukah Women’s Only S.W.E.E.T.

Join us Sunday April 9th from 6:15pm to 9:15pm at our Westboro location (203 Richmond Rd) for the 10th annual Sporty Women’s Empowering Evening of Tips and Advice (SWEET).

A night all about inspiring women of all ages and abilities to get active. We have inspiring guest speakers, a short fashion show, local experts to chat with, sweet treats, awesome door prizes and we send everyone home with a loot bag!

This year’s speaker is Michelle Earle.me-on-spin-bike

In May 2015 Michelle Earle was a mother of three, working full time, a spinning instructor and running half marathons.  Then in an instant life as she knew it changed.  An accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Almost 2 years later, Michelle is working full time again and back in the saddle teaching spinning classes!!!  Join Michelle as she shares her courageous journey back to independence and inspiring others to reach their maximum potential and push beyond their limits.  

Tickets are $10 and 100% of the money (yes ALL $10) will be donated to a local charity. This year’s Charity is Ausome Ottawa  an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of families living with autism through sport.

·Have some extra dress clothes in your cupboard?

We will also be taking business clothing donations for Dress for Success Ottawa  The following items are needed. All items must be clean and in good repair. Before you donate it ask yourself would I wear this to a job interview?

Spring/Summer items ONLY

·         All sizes in suits, blazers, skirts, pants, blouses **Size 0-4 and 16 + are always more of a need 

·         Business Casual in all sizes

·         Dresses in all sizes, but large or extra-large are in more need

·         Professional Shoes in all sizes: heels, flats and boots

·         Light jackets/outerwear

·         Accessories – jewelry, purses, scarves

·         Sleeveless tops in all sizes (no spaghetti straps)

·         New camisoles

·         New knee-high stockings

·         Hotel size toiletries, deodorants, toothbrushes

 

Dress for Success Ottawa provides support to women who want to work and are ready to make positive change for themselves and their families. But, through challenging circumstances, they may have forgotten, or may never have known, that they are important, valuable members of our community who have a lot to offer potential employers. Dress for Success suits women for employment, from the inside out.

 

Tickets for SWEET can be purchased on-line only. They can be found here. Space is limited and we do expect the event to sell out again this year.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Events- S.W.E.E.T.

The Sporty Women’s Empowering Evening of Tips and Advice (SWEET) is a night all about inspiring women of all ages and abilities to get active. We have inspiring guest speakers, a short fashion show, local experts women can chat with, sweet treats, awesome door prizes and we send everyone home with a loot bag!

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This is a women’s only event so all of the guests, experts, speakers and staff are women. NO BOYS ALLOWED.img_6509-2

We start the evening by giving everyone an opportunity to walk around the store and speak to the invited experts. Each expert has a display table.

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We have a stage and chairs set up for the speakers and a fashion show.  This year’s speakers were both Olympians! Sharon Donnelly spoke about TEAM…includes ‘the letters’ ME- the importance of making time for yourself and Sue Holloway spoke about the importance of keeping our daughters active.

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The first SWEET event was held nine years ago. We have gone from a small group of enthusiastic women to a huge group of enthusiastic women and WE LOVE IT!  In order to ensure that everyone continues to enjoy a great experience at SWEET we started selling tickets in 2014. 100% of the money collected from ticket sales is donated to charity. This year the event sold out three weeks in advance and  we donated over $2000  to  the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. The 10th anniversary  edition of SWEET will be held on April 9th, 2017.

Bushtukah 2017 SWEET Ambassadors Program Applications

We are looking for a few Bushtukah SWEET ambassadors for 2017. Here’s the scoop!

We are looking for women of any age and any fitness level to help us spread the word about achieving your personal fitness goals.

Here is what we are looking for:

  • You must have a personal first on your fitness list for 2017. It can be your first 5k, your first marathon, your first cycle tour, your first triathlon or something else we did not think of.
  • You must volunteer at a minimum of one event in 2017.
  • You must be active on social media and willing to post updates about your gear and your adventures.
  • You must follow Bushtukah and Bushtukah Women on Facebook and be willing to provide updates about your adventures for use on Bushtukah and Bushtukah Women on Facebook. A minimum of 2 social media postings a month. You will also be asked to provide updates every 3 months.
  • You must attend a minimum of 1 Bushtukah women’s clinic.
  • You must become an active member of the SWEET Facebook group.
  • You agree to allow Bushtukah to use your posts and pictures on social media
  • You must be available to attend SWEET April 9th, 2017

Here is what we will do for you in return:

  • We will supply you with Bushtukah custom clothing appropriate for your activity (i.e. cycling jersey and shorts or tri top or running shirt)
  • You will receive an additional clothing allowance of $200 ($100 at the start of the program and $100 in July 2017) to buy clothing and gear appropriate for your activity at Bushtukah.
  • You will be eligible for at 25% discount on regular priced gear appropriate for your activity throughout 2017.

Email judyp@bushtukah.com for an application. Applications must be submitted before March 3th, 2017.