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Published On: Friday, 08 January 2016

Swet Haus Cycling Studio partners with United Way

Swet Haus Cycling Studio partners with United Way
Matthew and Jacqui, Founders of The Swet Haus Cycling Studio presenting a cheque to Gillian Tidey, United Way Resource Development Associate.

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NANAIMO - United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) received a generous donation of $1,115 from The Swet Haus Cycling Studio in Nanaimo last month.

The Swet Haus Cycling Studio opened last fall in Nanaimo and classes are filling up, drawing people in from Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Parksville. The money was raised from the Swet Love class, a Friday night spin class for all levels. Anyone can sign up for a minimum donation of $10 and all of the proceeds from this class are given to a local charity.

"We believe community is important, and we want to be involved in our community as much as we can. 'Sweting' is not just about what happens on the bike, it is about how you live your life; taking care of yourself, and helping others when you can,” said Jacqui Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of The Swet Haus Cycling Studio. “Sometimes helping others looks like volunteering time, resources, or money. We want to contribute in all of these ways."

The money donated from The Swet Haus Cycling Studio will stay within the Central Island region to help fund programs that make our community a better place to live. For a full list of the programs UWCNVI supports, visit www.uwcnvi.ca.

United Way is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for new programs to be funded in 2016/2017. The submission deadline is on January 18, 2015.

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) has been at work for more than 57 years in the community. With a mission to improve lives and to build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action, UWCNVI invests in strengthening people and communities including Campbell River, Courtenay-Comox, Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Gabriola Island and Ladysmith. Funds donated annually by local businesses and individuals for United Way’s Community Fund provide an essential network of social services throughout Vancouver Island.