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

International Women's Day: GEM + Roots Partnership

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January 16, 2023

GEM is very excited to announce our partnership with Roots Canada in celebration of International Women's Day!

Roots is an iconic Canadian brand and one of the very few female-led, publicly listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Roots is committed to doing its part to help narrow the gender equality gap.

In March, Roots will donate a portion of proceeds from both the Roots x Emma collection, and its March made-in-Canada mask sales to GEM. Roots is dedicated to creating mentorship opportunities for girls, with both Roots President and CEO, Meghan Roach, and collection collaborator, Emma Knight joining GEM as mentors.

As part of the partnership promotion, GEM girls: Selina, Mathurah and Christina are featured as models wearing the Roots IWD collection t-shirt.

Selina, GEM Girl (2014-2016)

Selina is a GEMgirl from our very first cohort who has just successfully entered the workforce in journalism and communications. She is the Editor-in-Chief of @streetvoicesto, a youth-led online platform that aims to create a voice for marginalized people, and she is a super-talented photographer/videographer.

Mathurah, GEM Girl (2016-2017)

Mathurah graduated from our 2016-2017 cohort and is currently in her second year at the University of Waterloo studying Systems Design Engineering. Mathurah has leveraged her mentorship experience to nurture her career in business, technology and entrepreneurship. Mathurah is a GEM scholarship recipient.

Christina, GEM Girl (2019-2020)

Christina is a recent GEM Alumna who graduated with the 2019-2020 cohort before enrolling in her first year at OCAD pursuing her dream of becoming a graphic designer. Through her art she gives voice and compassion to people who are struggling. Because of her mentorship experience, Christina is building a support system of women who can help her become a professional graphic designer.

Follow this LINK to purchase a special International Women’s Day T-shirt or a collection item from Roots and support GEM!

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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