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

Introducing Our New Communications Associate, Fatima Zaidi!

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January 16, 2023

Hi everyone, my name is Fatima Zaidi, and I am the newest Communications Associate here at GEM! I am currently completing an HonoursBachelor of Arts in CCIT with a minor in Professional Writing & Communications and Ethics, Law and Society at the University of Toronto.

I gained interest in this field after taking a first-year course in Communications, I deeply enjoyed the projects we had including making podcasts, movie posters, websites, and countless other projects but most importantly I looked forward to coming to class daily. Eventually, I enrolled into the program and have loved it ever since. My minor in Professional Writing & Communications comes from my passion for writing as it has always provided me with a sense of therapy and relaxation. Furthermore, my minor in Ethics, Law and Society equips me with a new outlook on life and I find it to be quite interesting! Being raised in Toronto and coming from a background of first generation university going students, getting an education was always very important for me. Not only did I love learning, but my parents loved educating me and helping me achieve my dreams. My parents immigrated from Pakistan over twenty-nine years ago and have worked incredibly hard to afford the life I am living right now -they are my biggest supporters. Working with an organization that values youth empowerment and education really hits home for me!  

Going forward, I am very excited to be supporting the team with internal and external program planning and I hope to develop new skills and learning experiences that will allow me to succeed in this role!

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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