March 26, 2012 · 10:04 AM

An afternoon of dance aims to raise money for the Peninsula environment.

Breathing Space Mind and Body Studio in Brentwood Bay is hosting a Zumba event to raise money for the Peninsula Streams Society, a non-profit environmental organization that provides education and restoration of local waterways such as Hagan Creek.

Zumba is a Latin-style dance. The fundraiser classes are at 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Tickets are $10 by calling 250-544-2298, or $11 via PayPal, at

"We thought a few beginner's classes would be a great way to introduce Zumba and raise money for local solutions at the same time", says Monica Crane, owner of the studio in Brentwood.

The classes are sponsored by Red Barn Market and Fun-Raiser Chocolate.