Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk returns to Ontario today, en route to Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa

 Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk returns to Ontario today, en route to  Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa        --  Leaving Manitoba for Ontario this morning, Clara Hughes         continues the journey toward a stigma-free Canada with stops in         Kenora, Dryden, Upsala, Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay, Marathon,         Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Sudbury, North Bay, Deep         River and Arnprior     --  Clara's Big Ride concludes as part of Canada Day celebrations         in Ottawa on July 1  WINNIPEG, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting today and for the next 2 weeks,  Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes brings the Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk to  communities across Northern Ontario.  Today, on Day 95 of the Big Ride, Clara heads from Winnipeg to Kenora, ON and  will attend "Kenora Welcomes Clara Hughes" at the Whitecap Pavilion at the  Kenora Harbourfront. Clara's Big Ride began March 14 in Toronto has since  visited all 10 provinces and all 3 territories.  "Hey Ontario! I'm so excited to bring the Big Ride back to Ontario today. Over  the next 2 weeks I'll share mental health stories with people across the  province as I ride towards Ottawa and the Canada Day celebrations on  Parliament Hill," said Clara. "I've had a wonderful and inspiring time here in  Manitoba this past week. Thank you to everyone across the province and here in  my hometown of Winnipeg for coming out and joining me in the conversation to  create a stigma free Canada!"  Clara in Ontario Clara will visit the following communities during her final  2-week Ride through Ontario:  Kenora - June 16 to 17 Today, Clara attends "Kenora Welcomes Clara Hughes"  taking place from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Whitecap Pavillion, Kenora Harbourfront.  Dryden - June 17 to 18 On June 17, Clara will attend "The Dryden Community  Dinner with Clara Hughes" taking place from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Best  Western Plus Hotel and Conference Centre, 349 Government Street.  Upsala - June 18 to 19 On June 18 at 8 pm, Clara will attend a welcome event  at the Upsala Fire Hall, Highway 17 and North Road.  Thunder Bay - June 19 to 21 On June 19, Clara will attend "Start the  Conversation to Stop the Stigma" taking place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the  Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive.  Terrace Bay - June 21 to 22 On June 21, Clara will attend the "Healthy Venue  Fair" taking place from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Terrace Bay Cultural Centre, 13  Selkirk Avenue.  Marathon - June 22 to 23 On June 22, Clara will attend "An Evening with Clara,  Family and Friends" taking place from 6 pm to 11 pm at the Penn Lake Park Band  Shell.  Wawa - June 23 to 24 On June 23 at 5:45 pm, Clara will attend a welcome event  at the Tourist Information Centre, 26 Mission Road.  Sault Ste. Marie - June 24 to 26 On June 24 at 5:45 pm, Clara will attend a  welcome event at the Algoma Central Railway, 129 Bay Street. In the evening,  Clara will attend an event with entertainment and desserts taking place from  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Roberta Bondar Place Tent Pavilion, 65 Foster Drive.  Blind River - June 26 to 27 On June 26, Clara will attend "Blind River  Welcomes Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk" taking place from 4 pm to 9 pm  at the Blind River Community Centre, 110 Indiana Avenue.  Sudbury - June 27 to 28 On June 27, Clara will attend "Clara's Big Ride and  Indian Dinner Fundraiser" taking place from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Steelworkers  Hall, 66 Brady Street.  North Bay - June 28 to 29 On June 28 at 4 pm, Clara will attend a welcome  event at Parker's Your Independent Grocer, 1 Laurentian Avenue. In the  evening, Clara will attend "The North Bay Championship Weekend Fundraiser  Dinner," which starts at 6 pm at the Canadore College, Airport Hangar, 100  College Drive.  Deep River - June 29 to 30 On June 29 at 6:30 pm, Clara will attend a welcome  event at the park at Brockhouse Way and Staff House Road.  Arnprior -  June 30 to July 1 On June 30, Clara will attend "Clara's Big Ride  BBQ and Movie" taking place from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Robert Simpson Park, 400  John Street N.  Ottawa -  July 1 Clara will ride into Ottawa on July 1 and will be welcomed  during the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill.  Each day of Clara's Big Ride in Ontario 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  Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide.  "We thank our Community Champions in Ontario 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.ca/ClarasBigRide/Partners.  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  Bell.ca/LetsTalk.    SOURCE  Bell Canada  Media inquiries: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, 613 785-1427,  jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/16/c1411.html  CO: Bell Canada ST: Quebec NI: INTERNET TLS TVNEWS ADV  
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