Over 100 woman came out to the Nordic Heritage Center on Sunday to participate in Aroostook Women’s Ski day. This day was not only fun, but raised money for a wonderful cause. This event was a day of skiing, snowshoeing, massages, yoga, health and wellness workshops. Many businesses donated door prizes that were given out, and 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the Hope and Justice Project.
“This amazing event is put on by women for women and it’s a day where women come together to support each other,” said AWSD Committee Member, Renee Chalou Ennis.
This is the 8th annual Aroostook Women’s Ski Day, Renee said each year the number of participants and money raised grows. Lauren Jacobs has been an instructor AWSD for three years now, and thinks this event is important for more reasons than one.
“It’s amazing to have women come together, and cheer each other on try new activities getting outside in the winter. This is sort of that time of year that winter can start to feel a little old, so we are encouraging people to get outside, and it’s really excellent to have the opportunity to showcase this awesome venue, so people can see what Presque Isle has to offer in the form of trails and this lodge and everything,” said Maine Winter Sports Center coach, Lauren Jacobs.
Lauren is from Southern Maine, and has spread the word about this program. Emmy Monahan is one of those women who had the chance to see what Northern Maine has to offer.
“Very nice instructor, very helpful. We had fun with all of the other participants and we learned a lot,” said Monahan.
Being from the Bangor area Emmy said next year she is going to talk her friends into coming up and joining her for such a great event. As the number of people grow, the amount donated to the Hope and Justice Project will grow as well. Last year they were able to donate $2000, and this year they are hoping to donate around $4000.