Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk rolls into Manitoba tomorrow
Leaving Saskatchewan for Manitoba tomorrow morning, June 12, Clara Hughes
continues the journey to a stigma-free Canada in Brandon, Portage la Prairie
and her hometown of Winnipeg
CARLYLE, SK, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting tomorrow and for the next 5 days,
Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes brings her Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk to
communities across Manitoba.
In Saskatchewan today, Day 90 of the Big Ride, Clara is riding from Weyburn to
Carlyle and will attend a welcome event at 3 pm at the Rusty Relic Museum, 306
Railway Avenue West in Carlyle. Clara's Big Ride began March 14 in Toronto and
she has since visited 9 provinces and all 3 territories. She's been riding
across Saskatchewan since June 6, visiting Lloydminster, North Battleford,
Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Weyburn and Carlyle.
"I've met so many great people in communities throughout Saskatchewan, and I'd
like to thank everyone here in Carlyle and across the province for joining me
in the conversation to create a stigma-free Canada," said Clara. "Tomorrow I
ride to Brandon, Manitoba to start sharing mental health stories with the
people of my home province of Manitoba!"
Clara in Manitoba Clara will visit the following communities during her 5-day
Ride through Manitoba:
Brandon - June 12 to 13 On June 12, Clara will attend a community event taking
place from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Healthy Living Centre, 2010 Louise Avenue.
Portage la Prairie - June 13 to 14 On June 13, Clara will attend "The City of
Possibilities Celebrates Clara's Big Ride" taking place from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
at the Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Avenue West.
Winnipeg - June 14 to 16 On June 14 at 2:30 pm, Clara will attend "Clara's
Carnival," a welcome event at Clara Hughes Rec Park, 281 Henderson Hwy. This
free family friendly event from 11 am to 4 pm features both yoga and cycling
activities, including a bike skills and safety course and performance riding
In the evening, Clara will attend "Manitoba's Big Social For Clara's Big Ride"
taking place from 7 pm to 12 am at the Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue.
On June 16, Clara will participate in a school presentation at her alma mater,
Each day of Clara's Big Ride in Manitoba includes presentations at schools and
other community events organized by local Community Champions. More details on
daily events and the Big Ride Community Champions can be found at
"We're very grateful to our Community Champions in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and
across the country for their leadership and hard work to support Clara's Big
Ride. It's through them that we're growing the mental health conversation and
working to make all our communities stigma free," said Mary Deacon, Chair of
Bell Let's Talk. "With the support of these great local champions, Clara's Big
Ride is increasing awareness, acceptance and action at the grassroots level
right across Canada."
Share in Clara's Big Ride Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk began on March
14 and will visit communities in every province and territory before
concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1. Everyone can participate in the
Ride through community events and social media. Please visit
Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide or follow the latest Ride news on Twitter at
@Bell_LetsTalk or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk.
Clara's Big Ride is powered by our National Partners - Aimia, BMO, Canadian
Tire, Cisco, Lundbeck, President's Choice and Samsung - who are providing
significant support for the Ride. For more information, please visit
Bell Let's Talk Bell Let's Talk promotes Canadian mental health with national
awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk
and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and
access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit
SOURCE Bell Canada
Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, 613 785-1427,
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