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Ryan Langlois takes a walk to raise money and profile for CMHA


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September 10, 2018

Ryan Langlois is a local musician who really cares about his community and aims to raise awareness and funds for Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Alberta region through Let’s Walk campaign.

Statistics show, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. While it is becoming more socially acceptable to openly discuss the topic, both the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and Langlois know there is more work to be done on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

That is what Ryan Langlois hopes to do with his month long Let’s Walk journey. Ryan will be walking 1 hour a day for 30 days starting September 4th, to raise awareness and funding for CMHA – Central region.

With a little help from his friends (I’m walking with him next week) and some local dignitaries, he will walk daily, shining a light on mental health. Each day will bring a new walker, a new story to be told!

“For those struggling with their mental health, it is often hard to take the first step and reach out for help, much less believe that things can get better,” explains CMHA Executive Director, Christine Stewart. “We are grateful for Ryan’s willingness to share his journey through his mental health struggles and his road to healing,” adds Stewart. Through stories such as Ryan’s, it inspires others to take that difficult first step and have hope.”

For Full Details on Ryan’s #letswalk journey please click here.

To hear one of Ryan’s songs and learn more about him click here.

President Todayville Inc., Honorary Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Director Canadian Forces Liaison Council (Alberta) musician, photographer, former VP/GM CTV Edmonton.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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