“All of her courage, just being able to take on this challenge is something extraordinary,” said Andrea Tonn, Recreation and Community Events Coordinator. northeast NOW. “Determination and willpower is definitely something I admire.”
Members of the community are invited to accompany Worrall on the last part of his journey by walking, running or biking alongside, starting in the Canadian Tire parking lot around 12:15 p.m.
She says mental health awareness is something that cannot be overlooked.
“We all realize mental health awareness is so important, not just in this community. It is a subject that is often difficult to talk about, sometimes there is a stigma associated with it. Any way we can get first-hand information and experiences, we can help a fair person to make a difference, then it will be worth it.
Following Worrall’s presentation, Tyler Smith, one of 13 survivors of the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos tragedy, will share an important video message about how “It’s okay not to be okay.” .
Attendees will have the opportunity to enter raffles for some of Tyler’s “Not Alone” apparel.
Tonn added how important it is to have people who have been through their own struggles to let people “reassure that they are not alone.”
“It’s a pretty special moment, there’s no doubt about it. To have people sitting in front of a crowd and talking to people in the general public and just saying, it’s good that we’re not doing well, but, every day we’re going to fight, that certainly means a lot.
Opening remarks will begin at 1 p.m., with presentations for Brent Worrall at 1:10 p.m. and Tyler Smith at 1:30 p.m.
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