2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

GEMinar Reflection by Geertika

Written By
GEM Voices
April 3, 2023

On Saturday January 28, 2023, GEM held our 3rd GEMinar co-hosted by Google Canada.

This is Geertika's reflection on the experience.

A commonality among us all is our desire to succeed and be grounded in our purpose, especially career-wise. While some know since the age of five exactly what their heart longs to do, most find their pathway through numerous trials, experiences and learning opportunities. As a highschool senior, I was taking on numerous opportunities to narrow down my passion and ensure I was making the right decision for post-secondary. I realized among students that it may feel as though this “unconventional” route, dabbling in various fields, may not have a high guaranteed success rate. However, the “Secrets to Success with Google” GEMinar proved otherwise. We got to hear about individuals who were incredibly established in their field of tech, while starting off pursuing careers in law and music! Seeing that part of the success is the learning we indulge in through each opportunity was a comforting feeling, and that is all thanks to GEM!

Not only this, each GEMinar includes breakout rooms with other mentors and mentees, where you find yourself immediately feeling included in a fun, welcoming community. During this specific GEMinar, we reflected on our successes and spoke about what goal we were most proud of accomplishing during the year. How often do we really take the time to do that? I had the chance to confidently share my accolades with a room full of supportive women. It was a notable moment as we praised each other, ourselves, and the GEM community we were grateful to be a part of.

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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