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Celebrate Mental Health Week with cupcakes and a barbecue

Salmon Arm Observer - 5/4/2018

The Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke is gearing up for its annual Ride Don't Hide fundraiser with a couple of events to help celebrate Mental Health Week in Salmon Arm.

On Monday, May 7, the CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke hosts a cupcake give away at the Ross Street Plazabetween 11:30 and 1 p.m.

Along with the more than 100 cupcakes that will be handed out, there will be music, movement, meditation and more.

On Wednesday, May 9, stop by the Ross Street Plazabetween 11:45 and 1 p.m. for a barbecued burger, music and some bike themed fun, with proceeds from the event supporting the upcoming Ride Don't Hide fundraiser on Sunday, June 24.

Starting from the Little Mountain Sports Complex, Ride Don't Hide includes 32- and 54-kilometre rides, a 10-km family ride and a 3-km, 45 to 60-minute walk through Little Mountain.

Funds raised from the 2018 ride will continue to promote the mental health of everyone in the community.

"We want our youth to have access to health services including mental health so this generation of young people and generations to come can thrive in our community," says the CMHA in a statement.

CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke champions good mental health for everyone and supports the full participation of those with mental illness and addictions in the life of the community.

In addition to providing a variety of mental health services, the organization is committed to community development, mental health awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Further information on the event in the Shuswap, as well as registration, which is already underway, can be found at ridedonthide.com/bc/ride/shuswap-revelstoke.

 
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