April 2019
Ride Don't Hide Registeration Now Open!
Help us reach 550 riders and raise $175,000 for mental health programs in Calgary!

Where: Springbank Park for All Seasons - 32224A Springbank Road, Calgary, AB
 
When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
 
How much: This year, instead of a registration fee, we are encouraging all riders 16 and over to commit to fundraising $100. If you raise $100, your registration fee of $55 for early bird and $65 regular registration will be waived. Children will still ride free. 

Using an educational-based approach, Recovery College offers courses to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one's recovery journey.

Family, friends, caregivers, professionals and the general public is welcome to attend our free courses on recovery and wellbeing. No previous experience or education level is required. With more than 30 courses to choose from, there is a course for everyone.

Our Recovery College courses are interactive and create positive learning experiences, emphasizing connection, hope and belonging. An emphasis is placed on an individual's talents and strengths. Our courses inspire optimism, encourage students to consider future opportunities, and move people towards personal empowerment. Recovery is a journey, not a destination.
April 2019 Leisure and Recreation Calendar
Recreation and connection are vital to our wellbeing. As part of CMHA’s Welcome Centre and Recovery College, the Leisure Recreation program is designed to support individuals to connect with each other, and learn a bit more about themselves. Through a variety of activities and recovery-focused conversation, participants will learn, laugh and build new friendships!
Global News Calgary - How funding from the city will help Calgary mental health programs.
2nd Annual Jimboree - A Fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness

The Ironwood Stage & Grill will be holding their 2nd Annual Jimboree event in support of mental health awareness with support going to CMHA Calgary. They will be taking donations at the door, holding a 50/50 draw, and door prizes.

Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill ( 1229 9 Ave SE )
When: April 1, 2019 7:00 pm
TAQA North 2nd Annual Charity Hockey Tournament

TAQA North’s 1st Annual Charity Hockey Tournament in 2018 was a great success. They are hoping to have even better results this year! If you don’t play hockey, or can’t make it to the event, donating is another way to participate. The goal this year is $6,000.

Where: WinSport Arena ( 88 Canada Olympic Road SW )
When: April 9, 2019
The James Fowler
2nd Annual
Bike-a-thon

The James Fowler 2nd Annual Bike-a-thon is a ride for mental health organized by the Falcon’s Leadership Crew. Students and teachers are forming teams to pedal in shifts for 16 hours to develop school community, culture and raise awareness for mental health.
Pink Shirt Day began when a few high school students decided to start a protest, while wearing pink shirts, to show their solidarity and support for a young ninth grade boy who was being bullied. Read More.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region was awarded the Spirits of Gold 2019 Social Innovation Award on February 12, 2019.
Why? Over 1 million Canadians struggle with Eating Disorders – almost the entire population of Saskatchewan. Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. It is time to take action. Read More.
Zee Hamilton, one of the founders of Lights Out YYC has dealt with mental health issues most of his life. Now, Hamilton wants to do his part to bring awareness so people know there is always someone around to help out. Read More.