First Jumpf for Joy! Photo Project Newsletter - Welcome!

Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world

Jump for Joy! Photo Project

Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world


“Joy is the highest energy of all. It’s the magical sense that everything is possible. Joy springs from appreciating the gifts within each moment. Joy allows you to attract and create your present and future moments at their highest possible levels.” – Doreen Virtue


The fabulous featured jumper this week is:

LENORA GATES! Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Lenora Gates on Facebook


Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: Life has lots of ups and downs and is constantly changing. When home life is good, other aspects are off and vice versa. At this moment my children are beginning to reach their potential as young adults, being responsible, living with the results of their decisions, practicing patience - this is not an easy one, working hard, loving and being good community citizens. As a mother, this makes my heart sing & wants to make me jump for joy!

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
Freeing - while jumping you can’t control all parts of your body and you need to let go. Letting go is so freeing.

Q: What inspires you in life?

A: People, both the good and bad. I try to learn from both, who do I want to be and who don’t I want to be.
Q: Your greatest passion?
A: Travel. I love new experiences and embarking on a new journey. Exploring places and things, where I haven’t been before. I like the anticipation of what that journey will produce in experiences and the friends I will meet along the way.

Q: Your driving force?
Life itself. To live. I am like a cat with 9 lives, I have survived a car accident in my early 20’s that left me with a head injury and in a comma for 6 hours. I have survived cancer and don’t take anything for granted. Each day is a gift not to be wasted.

Q: Philosophy?
Live life to the fullest and have a little party every day. That party could be a call or a coffee with a friend, time with your family or an all out party! At the end of the day all you will be left with is memories - make them great ones.

Q: Anything in the world?
To take some extended time for myself. I have been working since 13, left home at 15, built businesses and raised children and I look forward to a time when I can get up in the morning and do exactly what I feel like doing when I feel like doing it. I plan to retire in 4 years and will start my sabbatical - I expect it will last about 6 weeks and then I will be bored stiff.

Q: Working on?
On a personal level I have picked up my camera again getting familiar with the amazing new technology. 

On a community level, I chair the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C. Yukon region and also sit on the National Board. I have served with the CBCF for over a decade and am proud of the dollars raised and spent on research - the goal “ a future without breast cancer”.  I recently chaired the inaugural Wild Lilies Gala held Feb 26th at the Waterfront Hotel. 

I look forward to chairing the event next year with a bigger and better results, although this year absolutely exceeded our expectations. Friends, family and the business communicate came out in support it would not have been a success without them.

Mini Bio:

Lenora Gates is a woman of integrity, leadership and someone who gets results.  Every organization that has been privileged to have Lenora in their corner has seen tremendous success and growth. Dedication to detail, collaborative leadership and outstanding work ethic have resulted in her indisputable success as an entrepreneur leading Lenora to being nominated twice for the prestigious award: “Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” as well as become a sought after presenter and Keynote Speaker.


Facebook: Lenora Gates

Photos of Lenora were taken in West Vancouver, BC Canada. Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Lenora Gates on Facebook


It is such a pleasure hearing from you! Please, stop by and post your own jumping photo on facebook, say hello on twitter, or check me out on Instagram :)

Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!
Much love, Eyoälha

Jumping selfie by Eyoälha.
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