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Keyano College

8115 Franklin Avenue

(Doug MacRae Park)

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

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CMHA Wood Buffalo Region is proud to partner with The Royal Canadian Legion and Keyano College to present the annual Walk or Ride for Mental Health, on September 30th 2018. This walk is our kick off to Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).

MIAW is an annual national public education campaign that takes place during the first week in October and is designed to help open the eyes of Canadian in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness. This MIAW campaign has fought to increase awareness and decrease stigmatization through the sharing of hundreds of personal stories from individuals living with mental illness. Our purpose is to place mental illness on the national stage by educating Canadians and healthcare practitioners on the importance of early recognition, proper diagnosis, and effective medical treatment and show that by doing so individuals living with mental illness are capable of leading rewarding and productive lives.

This 3.5km walk is perfect for the whole family (and pets!). The walk will leave from Doug MacRae Park at Keyano College, walk down Franklin Ave and end at the Canadian Mental Health Association office (Unifor Hall - 10019 MacDonald Ave). The walk will happen rain or shine; please dress accordingly. We encourage all participants to dress in teal blue/green, bring along signs and balloons to showcase your support. After the walk everyone is welcome to join us at the Unifor Main Hall to enjoy refreshments and some delicious cake to celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary of Canadian Mental Health Association.

Event Agenda:

12:00pm – Registration Opens (at Doug MacRae Park)

1:00pm- Walk Begins

2:00pm – Reception (at Unifor Main Hall)


Please contact Jasmeen Toor for more information.

Phone: 780-743-1053 ext 4

Email: events@woodbuffalo.cmha.ab.ca

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