Shimmy Mob raises funds in 202 cities including Mission

Shimmy Mob is a dance performance group that creates awareness and raises funds for women’s and children’s shelters.

Mission is about to experience a Shimmy Mob.

Shimmy Mob is a dance performance group that creates awareness and raises funds for women’s and children’s shelters in participating communities around the world.

On May 14, performances will take place in 202 cities, including Mission. Dancers of all ages will come together and perform the same choreographed dance routine.

In Mission, belly dance instructor and performer Lori Maginnis is organizing three public performances and she is doing it in memory of her friend Eleanor Anthonysz, who was killed last year.

“When I got the invitation to participate, the first thing I thought of was, this way we can do it in memory of Ele, but also do some good in the community by raising money for the women’s transition house,” said Maginnis.

All of the ladies who make up the Mission Shimmy Mob team agreed that the Mission Transition House was the right cause to support.

Local Shimmy Mob performances will take place on May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Mission Farmers’  Market, at noon at Save-On-Foods and at 1 p.m. at the Mission Leisure Centre.

For more information, visit shimmymob.com.