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Sheldon Kennedy to Speak at Gala at TCU In Support of Mental Health and Addictions

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

Since Possibilities Recovery Center and Bridges Health began three years ago, they have seen their community making amazing strides to learn about, and heal from, addictions and other mental illnesses. One of the major tools that helps with this healing journey is open communication and sharing personal stories with their neighbors.

On Friday, April 19th, they are teaming up to raise awareness around communal addiction and mental health concerns, that mental health and addiction can happen to anyone, and speaks towards resiliency. They want to further this healing message through some very powerful speakers who have beat addiction and are now living a sober, free life. The theme of their gala represents this journey out of the past and into a new era of healing. “Breaking Barriers to a Brighter Future” will explore paths to overcoming obstacles and forging a path towards a brighter tomorrow.

This empowering event takes place at TCU Place in Saskatoon, and will be kicked off by Emcee, C95’s own Shauna Foster. Their two keynote speakers include Shalen Fox and Sheldon Kennedy. Shalen, a local Indigenous man will share his story of breaking the barriers from Intergenerational trauma and addiction using sports as motivation. Sheldon, an NHL hockey player that experienced sexual violence through his hockey career and overcame multiple addictions now shares his hope of a Brighter Future for all who will listen.

There will be an auction being run by ‘Love My Mind,’ who raises funds to promote and spread awareness for mental health and fund smaller projects related to suicide prevention, addiction, and other related illnesses that affect the lives of our loved ones.

All funds raised for this event will go towards youth addiction prevention; Warman Youth Connection, Martensville Youth Connection, and Hampton Youth Connection.

“These organizations rely solely on grants and fundraisers like this to continue providing free mental health and addiction support to the youth in our communities,” said Katharine Carter,” Youth Connection Manager of MYC.

“We are currently seeking sponsors for the event and individuals who would like to attend.”

There are sponsorship options available for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. Additionally, you can purchase tickets through the provided link; – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-sheldon-kennedy-breaking-barriers-to-a-brighter-future-tickets-808222674777?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl&fbclid=IwAR1ZF5kCI99v9uywxMcP7Dx9ArSsfr9nyQ4TbP0rd-hR2g2O-00DFDTpMVQ.

“If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at katie@possiblitiesrecovery.ca or 306-242-7023. Your continued support is invaluable to us, and we hope to see you at the fundraiser.”

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