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 
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