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Press Releases

June 29, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
Victoria Maxwell Chosen as BC Women’s Mental Health Champion
Vancouver, B.C
. – The Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide LOVE. YOU. Contest celebrates women who make mental health matter in their communities. As the contest winner, Victoria Maxwell has won 1,000,000 Shoppers Optimum points—a value of $1,700.

June 26, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
Record-Breaking Ride Don’t Hide Raises $1.36 Million for Mental Health Programs
Vancouver, B.C
. – A record 7160 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride to banish the stigma around mental illness – and had a great time.

June 16, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
The Kids Go Round and Round for Mental Health
Burnaby, B.C. 
– The kids of David Oppenheimer Elementary School are going to get physical on Friday, June 17 to promote mental health.

June 15, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
Colin’s Dad Rides Solo across Canada for Mental Health
Brandon, Manitoba
– It’s the people—the riders, the volunteers, the fundraisers and families—who make the greatest impact at Ride Don’t Hide, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) foremost national participatory fundraising event of the year.

June 7, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
Ride Don’t Hide’s 5th Anniversary: Thousands Join the Movement to Fight Mental Illness Stigma
Vancouver, B.C. – 
On June 26, Canada’s national bike ride for mental health, Ride Don’t Hide, celebrates its fifth birthday, and a projected 8,000 riders will join the party.

May 31, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
More people are talking about their mental health, but they’re still a minority according to Ipsos survey
Vancouver, B.C. –
The movement to overcome the stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada is making progress, but it is slow going.

May 10, 2016: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
A Million Points Celebrate Women Who Are Making Mental Health Matter
Vancouver, B.C. – 
Are you a woman who has made an impact on your community by making mental health matter?

Ride Don’t Hide in the news

August 6, 2016: Peterborough This Week
Ride Don’t Hide raised more than $26,000 — twice as much as expected
The inaugural Ride Don’t Hide event raised more than $26,000, more than double its goal.

August 2, 2016: Hamilton Spectator
Would you talk about your mental health issues?
If you suffered from a mental illness that occasionally affected your job performance, would you feel comfortable telling your boss or your co-workers about it?

July 31, 2016: Vernon Morning Star
Bocce event attracts a crowd
Beer and bocce make for a great pairing.

June 29, 2016: Kenora Daily Miner
Kenora community comes together to support mental health
Mental health is surrounded by stigma, stereotypes and silence.

June 29, 2016: Bayshore Broadcasting
Ride or Die Event Was Massive Success
The “Ride Don’t Hide” event in Caledon was a huge success.

June 28, 2016: Alberni Valley News
Port Alberni residents pedal for Ride Don’t Hide
Dozens of Port Alberni residents came out for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday, June 26.

June 28, 2016: Kamloops This Week
Riding, not hiding
The annual Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride took place Sunday in Westsyde’s Centennial Park.

June 27, 2016: Cogeco TV
Ride Don’t Hide CMHA
The 2nd Annual Ride Don’t Hide Niagara fundraiser took place at Brock University.

June 27, 2016: Regina Leader-Post
Biking for mental health
It was a good day to ride.

June 27, 2016: CKRM
Regina cyclists take to the streets in the name of mental health
Cyclists took to the streets of Regina to help raise funds and awareness for Mental health.

June 27, 2016: Peterborough Examiner
Cyclists pedal to end stigma of mental illness
More than 185 cyclists pedaled in support of mental health Sunday, riding in the city’s first Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 27, 2016: Windsor Star
Hundreds of Windsor cyclists choose to ride instead of hide
About 300 participants in this year’s Ride Don’t Hide event raised $60,000 Sunday by cycling and raising mental health awareness.

June 27, 2016: Woodstock Sentinel Review
Canadian Mental Health Association benefits from annual cycling event
Over 170 cyclists came out to the Ride Don’t Hide event in Woodstock Sunday, June 26, which raised over $30,000.

June 26, 2016: The Weather Network
Ride Don’t Hide
Happening June 26, we encourage everyone to get out and support.

June 26, 2016: 660 News
Record number of cyclists raise awareness for mental health
A new record as over 7 thousand riders came out on Sunday to raise awareness to banish the stigma around mental illness.

June 26, 2016: Blackburn News
Grey-Bruce Cyclists Hit Road for Mental Health Awareness
Hundreds of cyclists are set to hit the pavement Sunday to raise mental health awareness.

June 26, 2016: The Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette
Riding to support mental health
Mental health is just important as physical health so putting the two together seemed like a natural fit for Sandie Heirwegh.

June 26, 2016: Sudbury.com
Cyclists ride to show support for those battling mental health issues
Mark Taylor decided to give back to the mental health services he has received in the community by biking 22 kilometres Sunday through the Sudbury Ride Don’t Hide event, which raised funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Calgary
Riders hit the road to raise awareness & money for mental health
Hundreds of cyclists joined in on a national initiative on Sunday to raise awareness and support to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

June 26, 2016: Global News BC
Global News Hour at 6
Coverage begins at 18:42

June 26, 2016: CFAX 1070
Ride Don’t Hide raises $60,000
200 cyclists took part in Sunday’s Ride Don’t Hide event in Victoria, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 26, 2016: St. Catharine’s Standard
Ride Don’t Hide raises money for mental health
About 130 people left Brock University for a bike ride to raise money and awareness for mental health on Sunday.

June 26, 2016: CHEK
Hundreds of island cyclists take part in “Ride Don’t Hide”
It’s Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Vancouver Island
Victoria’s ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ raises 60K for mental health
Hundreds of cyclists shifted into gear to put mental health in the spotlight Sunday.

June 26, 2016: Sun Times, Owen Sound
Ride Don’t Hide a personal pursuit
Mental health awareness wasn’t something that Scott Hammell of Chesley thought much about, until about seven months ago.

June 26, 2016: Times Colonist
200-plus cyclists in Victoria join national ride for mental health
Riders in support of taking mental health out of the shadows did so in glorious sunshine Sunday as they pedaled along Dallas Road in Victoria.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Winnipeg
Riding to end the stigma around mental health
Canada’s biggest bike ride for mental health got into gear in Winnipeg, Sunday.

June 26, 2016: Windsorite.ca
PHOTOS: Windsor Ride Don’t Hide Bicycling Event
The Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride took over the Children’s Aid Society lot today with hundreds of people coming to participate.

June 26, 2016: Bayshore Broadcasting
Cyclists Ride for Mental Health
Canada’s Biggest Bike Ride for Mental Health comes to Owen Sound this Sunday, June 26th.

June 25, 2016: CFAX 1070
Ride Don’t Hide cycling event set for Sunday
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Ride Don’t Hide event is Sunday in Victoria.

June 26, 2016: News 1130
Ride Don’t Hide aims to end mental health stigma
Hoping to end the stigma and put a human face to mental illness, tens of thousands of cyclists will take to the road for Ride Don’t Hide fundraisers across the country.

June 24, 2016: Penticton Western News
Penticton man shares his journey through mental illness
Local radio personality, Jeremy McGoran, spoke to his doctor about feeling suicidal one-year-and-a-half ago, now he shares his story to help reduce the stigma around mental health and support a local fundraising and awareness event, Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide.

June 24, 2016: Prince George Citizen
Ride Don’t Hide takes on stigmas of mental health
It’s time to get out from behind the stigma of mental health issues during Ride Don’t Hide, an awareness and fundraising event being held Sunday at the CN Centre parking lot.

June 24, 2016: Shaw TV Nanaimo
Ride Don’t Hide, Helping End the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association Mid-Island Branch and also helps raise awareness to end the stigma that surrounds mental health.

June 24, 2016: Global News BC
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ campaign reduces stigma for Canadians affected by mental illness
Jonny Morris from the Canadian Mental Health Association BC and rider Candice Johnson tell Global News viewers about the ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event that’s being held this Sunday.

June 24, 2016: CBC News Sudbury
‘Ride don’t hide': Cycling event for mental health in Sudbury
Cyclists from across the country will be riding their bikes with a purpose this Sunday.

June 24, 2016: Kamloops This Week
LISTINGS: June 24 to June 29
Ride Don’t Hide at Centennial Park, family bike ride helping to break the stigma of mental illness. Guest speaker, barbecue and live music.

June 24, 2016: Niagara This Week
Niagara encouraged to ‘Ride Don’t Hide’
Thousands of Canadians are set to ride their bikes in communities across the country, including Niagara, for Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser for mental health this weekend.

June 24, 2016: Daily Hive
Canadians gear up for ‘Ride Don’t Hide’
Ride Don’t Hide is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary in Canada on Sunday, June 26.

June 24, 2016: Victoria News
Local Olympian gears up for Ride Don’t Hide
When Gillian Carleton found herself on the Olympic team as part of the women’s team pursuit squad in 2012, she wasn’t mentally prepared for how difficult it was going to be.

June 23, 2016: Sarnia Observer
Ride Don’t Hide event is Sunday in St. Clair Township
Hundreds are set to cycle in St. Clair Township Sunday as part of a push to make mental health shameless.

June 23, 2016: Kamloop This Week
Ride to quash stigma of mental illness
An annual charity bike ride in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) raised more than $1 million across the country last year and the non-profit is hoping this weekend’s event will surpass that number in its fifth year.

June 23, 2016: Global News
Ride Don’t Hide for Mental Health
Former NHL player Shawn Antoski and 5-time Canadian National Cycling Champion Mark Walters talk about their involvement in the Ride Don’t Hide community event for mental health which takes place on Sunday, June 26.

June 23, 2016: 250 News
Ride Don’t Hide Event Set for Sunday
There is still time to get the bike ready for the Ride Don’t Hide event set for Sunday in Prince George.

June 23, 2016: Times Colonist
Geoff Courtnall to lead ride, geared toward helping others
Former NHL star Geoff Courtnall still gets pats on the back for the overtime goal that kept the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals run in 1994.

June 23, 2016: Salmon Arm Observer
Ride for mental health
Cyclists will be taking to the streets to combat stigma against mental illness on Sunday June 26.

June 22, 2016: Penticton Western News
Ride don’t hide event hits KVR trail this weekend
Penticton residents are encouraged to join thousands of Canadians for the Ride Don’t Hide fundraising cycling event on June 26.

June 21, 2016: Northern Daily News
Ride Don’t Hide this Sunday in Kirkland Lake
This Sunday cyclists in Kirkland Lake will join with about 8,000 other riders in the Ride Don’t Hide event, aimed at putting an end to the stigma around mental illness and raise $1.5 million for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 21, 2016: Owen Sound Sun Times
Ride Don’t Hide in Owen Sound
It is only in its third year, but the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce’s annual Ride Don’t Hide has already played a major part in getting people talking about mental health.

June 21, 2016: CBC News Kamloops
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness takes place this weekend
This weekend, thousands of British Columbians will take to their bikes for the annual Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 21, 2016: InsideHalton.com
Milton pedal pusher looks to break the stigma surrounding mental health
Dave Kilgannon spent a lot of time feeling like he was different from everyone else.

June 20, 2016: The Hamilton Spectator
Ride Don’t Hide helps fight mental health stigma
The symptoms of metal illness are easy to hide, at first.

June 20, 2016: The Sarnia Journal
Schools team up for one wet Ride Don’t Hide
More than 150 students from two city elementary schools joined forces to complete a wet but fun Ride Don’t Hide event on June 9.

June 20, 2016: CHCH News
Ride Don’t Hide
This Sunday you have a chance to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Thousands of people, including all three of our next guests, are taking part in “Ride Don’t Hide” in Hamilton.

June 17, 2016: Oakville Beaver
CHMA walk-in counselling expansion in Oakville aims to tackle long waits for mental health services
Brynne Wrigley has been battling anxiety and depression on and off since she was a teenager.

June 17, 2016: The Video Show Network
TVSN Daily – Ride Don’t Hide
Angela Kirkland from the Mental Health Association talks about a national event that is happening to create awareness and remove the stigma attached to mental health.

June 17, 2016: CTV News Regina
Ride Don’t Hide
An interview with CMHA Regina about Ride Don’t Hide 2016.

June 16, 2016: The Citizen
Bulletin Board June 23 to 26
Sunday, June 26 at 9 a.m. at CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Blvd., Ride Don’t Hide is Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual cycling fundraiser brings together Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life to help break the stigma and raise funds to improve Mental Health in their community.

June 14, 2016: Oak Bay News
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness
Oak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support of mental heath this month.

June 14, 2016: Lambton Shield
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event right around the corner
Ride Don’t Hide, a charity bike ride that organizers hope will raise funds to help and support those with mental health needs, takes place on Sunday, June 26.

June 14, 2016: CFJC Today
Ride Don’t Hide
An interview with representatives from CMHA Kamloops.

June 13, 2016: Psychology Today
The Detox Diaries
Going through withdrawal is like flying through restricted airspace.

June 13, 2016: The Weather Network
Ride Don’t Hide
Join The Weather Network at Ride Don’t Hide on June 26th! Let’s help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

June 13, 2016: KenoraOnline
Ride Don’t Hide at St. Thomas Aquinas
More than 200 Kenora Catholic District School Board students gathered today for St. Thomas Aquinas’ Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 10, 2016: Shaw TV Vancouver
Ride Don’t Hide on Shaw TV
Michael Schratter talks Ride Don’t Hide 2016.

June 9, 2016: Roundhouse Radio
Interview with Jonny Morris
CMHA BC’s Jonny Morris talks mental health and Ride Don’t Hide.

June 9, 2016: BramptonGuardian.com
Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser invites Peel residents to support mental health agency
In 2011, Brampton’s Karen Clouter was morbidly obese and weighed some 555 lbs.

June 8, 2016: Kamloops This Week
BASS: Bits and bites of the week
We’re in the walk/run/golf fundraiser season, but there’s one event that is unfortunately becoming more relevant, given recent situations in the country.

June 8, 2016: The Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette
Ride Don’t Hide to break mental illness stigma
It’s the invisible disease: While everything can seem completely normal to an outsider, mental illness can be as challenging and dangerous as any other condition.

June 7, 2016: WoodstockSentinelReview.com
Ride Don’t Hide event designed to raise funds and stop the stigma surrounding mental health
A national charity ride for mental health will take place in Woodstock and Oxford County on June 26.

June 1, 2016: The Dock
Ride Don’t Hide
On Sunday June 26, 2016 we ride to support family mental health. We have planned many family-friendly activities for the day.

June 1, 2016: South Bayview Bulldog
53 Division barbecue at Eglinton and Yonge Thursday
The 53 Division Community Response Unit (CRU) Charity BBQ will be held Thursday (June 2, 2016) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Yonge Eglinton Centre on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West.

May 29, 2016: Soo Today
Please ride, don’t hide
On June 26, thousands will cycle in Ride Don’t Hide, benefiting the Canadian Mental Health Association.

May 29, 2016: Sault Online
Thousands of Canadians to ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ for mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Sault Ste. Marie invites the community of cyclists and non-cyclists alike to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

May 28, 2016: 660 News
Pedals & Pints fundraiser for Ride Don’t Hide
You can raise a pint for a good cause at a north west Calgary pub Saturday night.

May 27, 2016: Prince George Citizen
Ride puts mental health in the spotlight
Mental health is so important to be seen out in public that it is going for a bike ride all over town.

May 25, 2016: 250 News
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ from mental health
The fourth annual ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ for mental health campaign was officially launched by the Canadian Mental Health Association at Cycle World in Prince George this morning.

May 23, 2016: 250 News
Ride Don’t Hide Sets Wheels in Motion
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in PG is getting  ready for the Ride Don’t Hide  event that is set for late June.

May 18, 2016: New Westminster Record
Sharing stories with Shoppers
Shoppers Drug Mart is inviting community members to share a story of a woman they admire as part of its Ride Don’t Hide movement.

May 13, 2016: Vancouver School Board
First ever junior edition of Ride Don’t Hide takes off from Windermere Secondary
Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association to increase awareness and help break down the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

May 12, 2016: Pedal Mag
NCCH Women’s Intro to Cycling and Ride Don’t Hide – Starts May 2
The National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH), one of five nationally recognized cycling centres in Canada, is offering a cycling program to help beginner and intermediate riders prepare for this year’s Ride Don’t Hide.

May 8, 2016: Castanet
Full house for fundraiser
The sold-out crowd at the Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser at Durali Villa in Vernon Saturday evening were treated to glasses of wine, trays of appetizers, live music and a wide array of silent auction items.

May 3, 2016: OurWindsor.com
Once afraid to leave her house, Ashley Vodarek now promotes mental health
Thoughts of suicide plagued her. “I began to crash,” she recalled Tuesday, speaking publicly about her ordeal for the first time. “I couldn’t work. I was agoraphobic for months, not even wanting to open my blinds and riddled with panic from the moment I woke until I fell asleep. Then the night terrors would begin.

May 3, 2016: Windsor, ON
Windsor’s Ride Don’t Hide event aims to break the silence around mental health
For Ashley Vodarek, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event is a way to break the silence around mental illness. Vodarek, who helped kick off the June 26 event for Mental Health Week Tuesday, has gone through treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

May 3, 2016: TheRecord.com
Waterloo councillor champions new cycling fundraiser for mental health
Diane Freeman feels lucky. She went to a doctor with what she thought was asthma but turned out to be anxiety. The Waterloo city councillor got the treatment she needed, and has been feeling good for years. But Freeman wonders about all those people who don’t reach out.

April 27, 2016: Regina Leader-Post
Ride Don’t Hide seeks to highlight mental illness and raise funds for programming
The event is called Ride Don’t Hide, and that’s exactly the point. It’s not just cycling to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. It’s also opening up the conversation about mental illness.

April 19, 2016: Castanet
Ride supports mental health
Mayor Andrew Jakubeit joined others at Penticton’s Unity House Tuesday for the launch of a bike ride that celebrates and supports mental health.

April 18, 2016: Global News Morning Regina
Global News Morning Regina: Ride Don’t Hide
Ride Don’t Hide is a campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Organizers for the Regina fundraiser were in studio to talk about how to get involved and support a great cause.

April 18, 2016: Castanet
Cycling for mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Penticton will kick off the campaign for Ride Don’t Hide Tuesday with a celebration and a call to cyclists and non-cyclists to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

April 12, 2016: Sarnia This Week
Sarnia schools riding together to support mental health
Students from Cathcart Boulevard Public School and Lakeroad Public School are planning to join forces and put their bike pedals to the proverbial metal along the Howard Watson Trail on Thursday, June 16, all in an effort to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association while breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness.

April 7, 2016: MyKawartha.com
Cycle in support of Peterborough’s mental health at Ride Don’t Hide event
Fundraiser for Canadian Mental Health Association’s HKPR branch set for June 26 in Peterborough. This summer, the Peterborough community is once again invited to unite in support of mental health, this time on bicycles.

April 7, 2016: The Peterborough Examiner
Ride Don’t Hide bike ride launched with June 26 event in Peterborough to benefit CMHA of Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Expect to see a lot of cyclists riding around Peterborough in late June. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge branch is holding the Ride Don’t Hide for Canadian Mental Health Association on June 26.

April 5, 2016: BlackburnNews.com
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ Campaign Kicks Off
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Lambton Kent has officially kicked off its Ride Don’t Hide campaign leading up to the summer event.

March/April 2016: Peterborough Sports HQ
Ride Don’t Hide—breaking the stigma of mental illness
The Ride Don’t Hide movement began in 2010 when Michael Schratter, a Vancouver teacher and newspaper columnist, embarked on a global journey to cycle 40,000 km, crossing six continents and 33 countries, while raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

March 31, 2016: Nanaimo Bulletin
Program support
Jason Harrison, right, executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island, accepts a $1,000 donation from Dr. David Fairweather, left, and Dr. Leanne Campbell, from Campbell and Fairweather Psychology Group.

March 31, 2016: CHCH
Ride Don’t Hide
Hamilton will be taking part in the “Ride don’t Hide” event this summer. The Canadian Mental Health Association has been doing the event across the country for four years but this is the first time it’s happening in Hamilton.

March 20, 2016: Vancouver Sun
Body Work: Jennifer Lawrence likes it—need we say more?
Three British Columbians are telling their stories in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 23, about finding ways to thrive despite dealing with conditions like bipolar disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsion.

March 18, 2016: VancouverIsAwesome
The importance of ending the stigma around mental illness
Isolation… we Vancouverites know all about that, right? Over the past couple of years, our city has started a dialogue about isolation, and we’re learning how dangerous it can be. For someone with a mental health issue, it can even be deadly.

March 16, 2016: Georgia Straight
Me Too Conversations returns for discussions that break the silence around mental illness
Because it’s often stigmatized, we might be hesitant to participate in conversations on the issue of mental illness. But sometimes, the only thing that a person affected by something like anxiety or depression needs to hear are the words, “me too”.

November 7, 2015: YorkRegion.com
More young people seeking help in York Region for mental health-related issues
Mental health organizations in York Region are noticing an uptick in the number of people, especially youth, seeking treatment for a variety of issues, ranging from extreme anxiety to depression.

July 31, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Bocce tourney popular
For the 11th year in a row, the Greater Vernon Open demonstrated to all as to why the bocce tournament is not only the largest single-day tournament in Western Canada, but the most fun as well.

July 13, 2015: Brant News
Cycling club onside with bike skills park
The Brant Cycling Club has a lot of wheels in motion.

July 3, 2015: Toronto Star
Lesser-known charity bike rides across the GTA
Endurance events and other rides benefiting paramedics, childrens’ hospitals and Ontario farmers are worth checking out.

June 26, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Ride sends a strong message
It was a cool, sunny morning on Father’s Day as riders came out to Coldstream for the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 26, 2015: Norfolk News
Riding to reduce stigma
Niall Byrne hit what he calls a really rough patch when he was in his early 20s.

June 25, 2015: Salmon Arm Observer
Photo: Ride Don’t Hide
Participants of the Ride Don’t Hide event rest after completing the 10-kilometre ride on Sunday, June 21.

June 25, 2015: The Prince George Citizen
Ride Don’t Hide raises money for mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s third annual Ride Don’t Hide event raised almost $9,500 as 47 riders took to the streets from CN Centre the morning of June 21.

June 25, 2015: Kelowna Now
Over $60,000 Raised for Mental Health in Kelowna
In a big show of community support, over 300 participants came out on Sunday, June 21st to help the Canadian Mental Health Association raise a record breaking $62,000 for mental health in Kelowna.

June 25, 2015: Nanaimo News Bulletin
Youth volunteers ready to help
Young people are gaining experience and building confidence through Volunteer Nanaimo’s Youth Volunteer Corps.

June 23, 2015: Penticton Herald
Cycling pushes forward
Last week was an exciting announcement from our BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone on the pilot project to sign cycling routes throughout the South Okanagan.

June 23, 2015: Penticton Western News
Changing gears for mental health
Over 130 people put pedal to the pavement at the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t hide event June 21.

June 23, 2015: Burnaby Now
Burnaby ride raises $235K for mental health
A bike ride for mental health that started and ended at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium Sunday raised a record-breaking $235,000 this year.

June 22, 2015: Inside Halton
Ride Don’t Hide for mental health in Milton
Halton’s first-ever Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) took place in Milton on Father’s Day, June 21.

June 22, 2015: The Sudbury Star
Riding to reduce mental health stigma
The Sudbury-Manitoulin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, held its first ever Ride Don’t Hide fundraising and awareness event yesterday to encourage the community to help end the stigma associated with mental illness.

June 22, 2015: 89.5 The Lake
Ride Don’t Hide Raises Thousands for Mental Health
Great weather for a bike ride.

June 22, 2015: Bayshore Broadcasting
2nd Annual “Ride Don’t Hide”
About 300 people cycle in Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser, 2nd most in Ontario

June 22, 2015: CFJC TV
Cyclists ride to raise awareness for mental health
Another charity event over the weekend aimed to bring more awareness to mental health.

June 22, 2015: Caledon Citizen
Get ready to Ride Don’t Hide
The Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Branch (CMHA Peel) is calling all cyclists and non-cyclists alike to join the Ride Don’t Hide movement that’s sweeping the country.

June 21, 2015: Global News BC
Global Okanagan at 5:30
The Sunday, June 21, 2015 edition of Global Okanagan at 5:30.

June 21, 2015: Windsor Star
Photos: Ride Don’t Hide
Hundreds of cyclists took part in the second annual Ride Don’t Hide event, which helps raise funds for local mental health programs. Check out the photos.

June 21, 2015: Kelowna Daily Courier
Mental health fundraiser doubles goal
The third annual Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser for the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association was far more successful than anticipated.

June 21, 2015: Owen Sound Sun Times
Curtis Sanford encourages ‘open heart’ at mental health event
Local cyclists are riding from Kelso Beach to Wiarton and back.

June 21, 2015: Bayshore Broadcasting
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ in Owen Sound
Local cyclists are riding from Kelso Beach to Wiarton and back.

June 21, 2015: The Windsor Star
Ride Don’t Hide raises money for bereavement program
After their son died of a sudden cardiac event at the age of 26 in November 2013, a Windsor family is healing by “focusing on something bigger than us.”

June 20, 2015: CaledonEnterprise.com
5 great things to do around Caledon this weekend
Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

June 20, 2015: CKNW News Talk 980
Canada’s largest bike ride for mental health in Burnaby Sunday
One in five Canadians deals with a mental health challenge. That’s roughly 400,000 Vancouverites, it’s roughly seven million Canadians.

June 20, 2015: PentictonInfoNews.ca
Treat dad like a king with these Father’s Day events in the Southern Interior
Father’s Day is one day every year where families can tell dad how much he means and do the things he enjoys.

June 19, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Opinion: To be a man, be a father
Sunday is Father’s Day and in 27 communities across four provinces, it is also Ride Don’t Hide.

June 19, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Teacher aims to end mental health stigma with Ride Don’t Hide cycling event
In 2011, Michael Schratter completed a 15-month, 40,000-kilometre cycling trek across six continents and 30 countries.

June 19, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Strilchuk sheds beard for CMHA
Ride Don’t Hide committee member Todd Strilchuk is following through on a fundraising promise he made to everyone who sponsored him this year.

June 19, 2015: Times Colonist
Olympian Gillian Carleton rides into the light
Cyclist Gillian Carleton has stood proudly on an Olympic podium as a medal was draped around her neck, and she has fallen to her knees ashamed as she pressed a knife into her own flesh.

June 19, 2015: Cowichan Valley Citizen
Ready to ride: mental health focus of event
The Cowichan Valley is gearing up for the June 21 Ride Don’t Hide event for mental health, with organizers shooting for a lofty goal of attracting 100 riders.

June 18, 2015: Kelowna Now
Kelowna Comes Together for Mental Health Awareness
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will host the Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride throughout Kelowna on Sunday, June 21st.

June 18, 2015: Prince George Citizen
Ride promotes mental health awareness
Sunday’s third annual Ride Don’t Hide is about making mental illness visible and stopping the stigma around speaking out.

June 18, 2015: Castanet.net
Riding for mental health
A healthy body promotes a healthy mind. The Canadian Mental Health Association is trying to drive home that point with its annual ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ bike ride.

June 18, 2015: Williams Lake Tribune
Ride Don’t Hide goes in the river valley Sunday
The annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event is coming up on Father’s Day this Sunday and will be celebrated with a ride down the Williams Lake River Valley Trail between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

June 18, 2015: Penticton Western News
Ride Don’t Hide pushes off on Sunday
This Father’s Day cyclists and non-bikers alike are invited to enjoy a day of riding to support the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 18, 2015: Kamloops This Week
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
This weekend, they’ll be thinking about Jim.

June 18, 2015: Yorkregion.com
Aurora mother, son take part in Ride Don’t Hide for CMHA
Judy Brunton has decided to ride, not hide.

June 18, 2015: Windsorite
200 Cyclists to Come Together for Ride Don’t Hide
Over 200 cyclists from across Windsor-Essex will come together this Sunday to participate in Ride Don’t Hide.

June 18, 2015: Northernlife.ca
Tackling mental illness: Ride Don’t Hide
Thousands of Canadians are set to take part in Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser for mental health June 21.

June 18, 2015: Newswire.ca
Calling All Cyclists: Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor and Milton’s Mayor to appear at Milton Ride Don’t Hide for Mental Health in Halton Region
On June 21st, the streets of Milton will play host to cyclists in Halton’s inaugural Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) across the country.

June 17, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Ride sends a message
Canada’s national police force is hitting the beat to spread awareness about mental health.

June 17, 2015: Burnaby Now
Top 5 things to do in Burnaby this weekend
The Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health this Sunday, June 21, and Burnaby is one of the many cross-country locations.

June 17, 2015: Vancity Buzz
Ride Don’t Hide: Grab your bikes and ride for mental health this Father’s Day
Looking for a family-friendly activity this Sunday? Interested in something that involves some exercise, a BBQ, and also supports a good cause?

June 17, 2015: Salmon Arm Observer
Aboriginal students earn warrior status
There are warriors among the student population at Salmon Arm Secondary.

June 17, 2015: Sudbury Modern Life
Tackling mental illness: Ride Don’t Hide
Thousands of Canadians are set to take part in Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser for mental health June 21.

June 16, 2015: Windsor Star
Ride Don’t Hide this Sunday
More than 200 cyclists from across Windsor and Essex County will come together Sunday to participate in Ride Don’t Hide, a 10 to 50 km bike ride to support mental health illness programs offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 15, 2015: CFAX
Al Ferraby CFAX 1070
Olympian Gillian Carleton on why she’s supporting the Ride Don’t Hide movement.

June 15, 2015: Windsor Star
Getting rid of mental health stigma
Mental illness affects one in five Canadians, yet the stigma surrounding it still exists.

June 15, 2015: North Shore News
Ride Along
Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver branch’s Sandra Severs, Anna O’Brien and Gisele Marion encourage community members to sign up for the Greater Vancouver Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide, a 10/20/60-kilometre community bike ride in support of mental health, Sunday, June 21 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium.

June 13, 2015: London Free Press
Ride Don’t Hide Community Bike Ride for CMHA
Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health while raising essential funds to support mental health programs in Middlesex.

June 13, 2015: The Mississauga News
Celebrate Father’s Day at Peel’s Ride Don’t Hide
At the depth of despair, Dave Delutis, 44, found a lifeline.

June 11, 2015: Newswire.ca
The Co-operators and the Canadian Mental Health Association get ready to “Ride Don’t Hide” for mental health in Halton
On June 21, The Co-operators will be joining the Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Region Branch, along with thousands of Canadians from all walks of life, for the fourth annual Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride in support of mental health.

June 11, 2015: Windsor Star
Woman of Steele: Embrace Your Health
The annual Ride Don’t Hide bike ride will take place on Saturday, June 21, at the Children’s Aid Society on Riverside Drive.

June 10, 2015: CaledonEnterprise.com
Ride Don’t Hide pedals into Caledon June 21
The Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Branch (CMHA Peel) is calling all cyclists and non-cyclists alike to join the Ride Don’t Hide movement on June 21 in support of mental health.

June 10, 2015: Erie Media
Ride Don’t Hide for Mental Health Coming to Niagara
Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike event is debuting for the first time in Niagara this year.

June 9, 2015: Nanaimo News Bulletin
Ride aims to end stigma
Sit up. Put your feet on the floor. Put your slippers on. Push yourself out of bed. For the eight months that she fought depression, Carroll Xavier lived out her days in steps.

June 8, 2015: Inside Halton
Ride Don’t Hide for mental health set for June 21 in Milton
Halton’s first-ever Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will take to the streets of Milton on Father’s Day, June 21.

June 6, 2015: Global News BC
Junior hockey player from Kelowna speaks out on youth mental health issues
When he was 14, Myles Mattila played on a hockey team in Prince George, with a good friend who was battling depression.

June 5, 2015: Yorkregion.com
Ride Don’t Hide comes to Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall
Hop on a bike and help raise mental health awareness June 21.

June 3, 2015: Brantford Expositor
Clients to see benefits as mental health branches amalgamate
The Brant and Haldimand-Norfolk mental health associations are joining forces in a move that should improve access to some local services, says a spokesman.

June 3, 2015: NorthernNews.ca
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ fundraiser taking shape
The local Ride Don’t Hide event is taking shape as the local organizing committee puts the finishing touches in place.

June 1, 2015: Niagara News Bulletin
Event raises mental health awareness
Thousands of Canadians from all walks of life will descend on Niagara and join the Ride Don’t Hide community bike event in support of mental health.

June 1, 2015: Woodstock Sentinel Review
Volunteers sought for CMHA Oxford’s fundraiser on Sunday, June 21
A Father’s Day fundraiser is looking for a little bit of help for a one-day Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 1, 2015: Kelowna Daily Courier
Hockey player urging others to ride for mental health
A teenage hockey player is reaching out to kids suffering from depression and other mental illnesses.

May 30, 2015: Castanet.net
Ride – don’t hide
A rising local hockey player is putting his face on the push for mental health awareness.

May 29, 2015: Kelowna Now
Kelowna Hockey Player to Advocate for Mental Health Awareness
A local rising hockey star will be taking part of an important community bike ride that will bring attention to mental health.

May 28, 2015: Mind Your Mind
Ride Don’t Hide to End Stigma
Despite all the positive advancements in the field of mental health, it pains me to say that the stigma that surrounds mental health still has a tendency to rear its ugly head in the places where it is the least wanted.

May 27, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Ride Don’t Hide: An interview with Michael Schratter
Back in 2010, Michael Schratter took a leave of absence from his job as a Vancouver school teacher, moved his worldly possessions into storage, said goodbye to his family and friends, and then set off on one heck of a bicycle ride.

May 24, 2015: Bayshore Broadcasting
Bruce Power Donations to Grey-Bruce
Bruce Power has been busy making donations to area organizations.

May 24, 2015: The Sudbury Star
Ride Don’t Hide set for June 21
The Sudbury-Manitoulin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association invites cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in its national Ride Don’t Hide event in support of mental health.

May 22, 2015: NorthernLife.ca
Don’t hide from mental illness
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin branch (CMHA) is calling cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in their upcoming national Ride Don’t Hide in support of mental health.

May 20, 2015: PRUrgent.com
Crelogix Celebrates 41st Anniversary with CMHA Ride Don’t Hide
Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, will be celebrating its 41st Anniversary by supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in the annual Ride Don’t Hide bike ride on June 21, 2015.

May 20, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Sending a powerful message about mental illness
“He thinks he’s sick again.” “She hears voices.” “They’re crazy.”

May 19, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Senior RCMP officer shares his story to reduce stigma around mental illness
One of the Mounties’ most senior officers is opening up about his struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide, hoping to inspire others to talk about mental health issues.

May 18, 2015: InsideHalton.com/Burlington Post
Halton residents encouraged to Ride Don’t Hide for better mental health
Nothing makes Brynne Wrigley happier than riding her bike.

May 17, 2015: Woodstock Sentinel-Review
CMHA Oxford is asking cyclists to ride in support of raising awareness and decreasing stigma around mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association is hoping both cyclists and non-cyclists will take part in the fourth annual Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride on June 21.

May 17, 2015: Blackburn News
Get Loud for Mental Health
Windsor’s Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association is back.

May 14, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Video: Preparing for the 2015 edition of Ride Don’t Hide
Michael Schratter is gearing up for another Ride Don’t Hide event to promote awareness of mental health issues.

May 13, 2015: 660 News
CMHA kicks off local training for Ride Don’t Hide
The Calgary region of the Canadian Mental Health Association is kicking off training for local participants in its national Ride Don’t Hide cycling event Wednesday night.

May 12, 2015: SooToday.com
Ride. Don’t Hide.
Desjardins and CMHA to kick off Ride Don’t Hide along the Sault Ste. Marie’s Scenic Hub Trail.

May 12, 2015: Williams Lake Tribune
Ride Don’t Hide shines light on mental health
Sign up is now beginning for the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event coming up in Williams Lake next month.

May 11, 2015: Kelowna Now
Ride Your Bike and Help Break the Stigma Around Mental Illness
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is putting out the call to residents to sign up for this summer’s cycling event.

May 8, 2015: Shaw TV Kamloops
Ride Don’t Hide
When Michael Schratter began his 14-month cycling trek across 6 continents in 2010, he never imagined Ride Don’t Hide would grow to the event it has become today.

May 7, 2015: News 1130 Vancouver
Bike Ride for Mental Health
In any given year, as many as seven million Canadians will experience mental health problems or illness.

May 7, 2015: CityTV Breakfast Television Vancouver
Bike Ride for Mental Health
In any given year, as many as seven million Canadians will experience mental health problems or illness.

May 7, 2015: The Windsor Star
Ride Don’t Hide brings hope for mental health sufferers
Courtney Quinn-LaFond can sum up the Ride Don’t Hide campaign in one word – Hope.

May 6, 2015: CBC News Vancouver
CBC News Vancouver at 11:00
Coverage of Ride Don’t Hide Glow Ride begins at 15:45 mark

May 6, 2015: CTV News Vancouver
CTV News at 11:30
Coverage of Ride Don’t Hide Glow Ride begins at 6:23 mark

May 6, 2015: Yahoo News
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ aims to fight mental health stigma
Hundreds of cyclists are preparing to take part in a community bike ride to help fight the stigma of mental illness. We sit down with the founder of “Ride Don’t Hide”.

May 6, 2015: Kamloops This Week
Cycling to erase stereotypes of mental illness
Vancouver teacher Michael Schratter rode his bike around the world to promote mental-health awareness, leading to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s fundraiser Ride Don’t Hide.

May 6, 2015: Global News BC
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ aims to fight mental health stigma
Hundreds of cyclists are preparing to take part in a community bike ride to help fight the stigma of mental illness. We sit down with the founder of “Ride Don’t Hide”.

May 5, 2015: CTV News Vancouver Island
Your Island Consumer and Life May 5
Ride Don’t Hide coverage begins at 3:40 mark

May 5, 2015: Penticton Western News
Walk for mental health in Penticton
Sharon Evans, President of the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS), is bringing some elephants along with her during the Move to Defeat Depression walk on May 9.

May 4, 2015: Metro News
Cyclists light up the night for mental health week
Advocates have long talked about shining a light on mental health issues but will do so literally with an illuminating cycling event on Wednesday.

May 4, 2015: Vancouver Sun
Opinion: Get loud to raise awareness of mental health
Welcome to Mental Health Week. Let this week remind us that mental health is key to our well-being. Mental health is about realizing our potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, and making a contribution to our community.

April 29, 2015: Delta Optimist
Riding for mental health
Tsawwassen Wellness Centre instructors and staff are riding and raising funds for mental health by participating in the Ride Don’t Hide event this June at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

April 24, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Mixen it up for mental health
Strings of white lights and chandeliers hang from wood beams in Durali Villa’s new party barn, the venue for Mixen It Up for Mental Health May 2.

April 22, 2015: Northern Daily News
Ride Don’t Hide event to be held in Kirkland Lake
Ride Don’t Hide is being held for the first time in Kirkland Lake June 21.

April 21, 2015: Williams Lake Tribune
Murder in Sin City dinner theatre Saturday
Ashlee Hyde is a busy woman these days organizing events and promotions not only for the Women’s Contact Society for the Canadian Mental Health Association and for Community Living.

April 20, 2015: Nanaimo News Bulletin
Ride Don’t Hide founder discusses event in Nanaimo
The founder of the national Ride Don’t Hide campaign will be in Nanaimo to talk about this year’s event.

April 16, 2015: Healthier You Magazine
Don’t call me crazy
Five ways you can help sufferers of mental illness, like me, feel unashamed.

April 15, 2015: The Windsor Star
Outstanding local volunteers recognized at awards ceremony
Anyone who does volunteer work on regular basis isn’t doing it for the recognition — but sometimes it’s nice to point out their outstanding contributions to the community.

April 13, 2015: Global News BC
Penticton woman living with mental illness speaks out (video)
In a room filled with a couple dozen people, a petite Penticton woman with a shaky voice bravely shares her story.“My name is Edna Johnson. I have a mental illness,” she declares to the group of friends and strangers.

April 10, 2015: Brant News
Trillium grants help organizations flower
From buying new helmets to upgrading the attractions outside Ontario’s oldest building, $230,000 in Ontario Trillium Foundation investments were well received by eight local organizations on Friday.

March 27, 2015: Salmon Arm Observer
Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser returns
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Salmon Arm has kicked off its Ride Don’t Hide  campaign with a call to cyclists and non-cyclists alike to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

March 16, 2015: Brantford Expositor
Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser coming to Brantford
A new cycling club is giving its time and expertise to a major fundraising event aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues. Ride Don’t Hide is the name of the fundraiser being heavily supported by the Brant Cycling Club.

January 19, 2015: CBC News British Columbia
Richard Stewart, Coquitlam mayor, points to gaps in mental health services
Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart is calling for more support for people in their 20s with mental illness.

January 9, 2015: Coquitlam Now
Why are we still ostracizing people with mental illness?
Our daughter was finally breathing rhythmically, asleep beside me as we lay on the floor of the emergency ward. Several layers of hospital blanket did little to soften the concrete.

July 16, 2014: Delta Optimist
Ability’s Muse: Ride for women’s mental health a success
Thousands of cyclists across Canada came together on June 22 to celebrate and strengthen mental health and raise $800,000 for the cause. Our Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) team, Is This Wheel Life?, was there.

July 2, 2014: Delta Optimist
Delta Divas raise $2,000 on mental health ride
The Delta Divas made a statement at the recent Shoppers Drugs Mart Ride Don’t Hide event on June 22, with both their unorthodox riding as well as surpassing their fundraising goal.

July 2, 2014: Nanaimo Daily News
Ride for mental health brings in $11K
Nanaimo cyclists raised more than $11,000 for mental health. More than 40 riders took part in the Nanaimo community ride, as part of the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event, sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart.

June 27, 2014: The Daily Courier
Riding for the (mental) health of it
What a way to start another fine Okanagan summer. The Sheriff and Constant Companion Carmen, plus four cycling buddies from the Cntral Okanagan Outdoors Club, joined 250 other riders for the ridedon’thide fundraiser last Sunday.

June 27, 2014: Blackburn News 
Ride Don’t Hide a success
Last weekend’s Ride Don’t Hide cycling event in Lambton-Kent raised $30,000 and over $675,000 Canada-wide.

June 24, 2014: Brampton Guardian 
Cyclists come out in droves to support Peel Ride Don’t Hide
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Branch (CMHA Peel) fundraiser— Ride Don’t Hide— raised more than $35,000 for local health programs and initiatives.

June 24, 2014: The Vancouver Sun
Cyclists gear up to support mental health
Sunday was a perfect day for a bike ride and 135 riders took advantage of the glorious sunny weather to support mental health and to raise awareness and funds for the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association that serves the South Okanagan Similkameen region.

June 23, 2014: Penticton Herald
Ride Don’t Hide exceeds $20,000 raised
More than $20,000 was raised by 135 riders in the second annual Ride Don’t Hide event in support of mental health in the South Okanagan Similkameen region.

June 22, 2014: The Vancouver Sun
Video: B.C. Ride Don’t Hide: Thousands show up to battle the stigma of mental health
Vancouverites show up to support the Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride event. The Ride Don’t event will raising money to support the Canadian Mental Health Association as well as to battle the stigma of mental health.

June 22, 2014: Leader Post
Mental Health Fundraiser Successful
Family mental health is important and needs support, say organizers of the Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride.

June 22, 2014: York Region
Families, teams support Ride Don’t Hide in Newmarket – CMHA fundraiser makes mental health concerns ‘mainstream’
Get on your bikes and ride because there is no reason to hide.

June 22, 2014: Global BC
Stop the stigma: Ride Don’t Hide battles mental illness
OKANAGAN — It’s all about the power of a pair of wheels. Upwards of 250 cyclists hit the streets of Kelowna Saturday to raise awareness and funds for mental health during the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 22, 2014: CKNW news talk
Vancouver’s Ride Don’t Hide contributes over half of funds raised in province-wide event
Thousands of cyclists in communities across the province set off in the third annual Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide Sunday. About 1,500 came out for Vancouver’s 10 and 20 kilometre rides.

June 22, 2014: Black Burn News
Ride Don’t Hide Fundraiser
Two hundred cyclists are expected to join the Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser Sunday for the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Branch.

June 22, 2014: The Vancouver Sun
Photos: Ride Don’t Hide

June 22, 2014: Owen Sound Suntimes
Ride Don’t Hide event a big success
About 270 cyclist took part in the inaugural Canadian Mental Health Association Ride Don’t Hide in Grey-Bruce Sunday.

June 22, 2014: CNW
Ride Don’t Hide raises $676,000 to support programs for mental health
Thousands participate in national community cycling event with proceeds benefiting Canadian Mental Health Association’s mental health programming.

June 22, 2014: Black Burn News
Windsor-Essex seeing first ‘Ride Don’t Hide’
Cyclists from across Windsor-Essex will be riding in the ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event on Sunday, benefiting the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 22, 2014: Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Ride Don’t Hide today
More than 200 cyclists from across Grey Bruce will be on the roads around Owen Sound Sunday morning.

June 21, 2014: Midwestern Ontario News
Ride Don’t Hide Fundraiser
On June 22, the Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is throwing their second annual Ride Don’t Hide event to end the stigma and support local mental health programs.

June 20, 2014: 98.5 the Ocean
Ride Don’t Hide this Sunday
Hop on your bicycle and support the Canadian Mental Heath Association. This Sunday will mark the 1st annual Ride Don’t Hide in Victoria! Picture yourself riding your bike along beautiful Dallas Road while supporting a great cause!

June 20, 2014: Bayshore Broadcasting
Milestone for Grey Bruce CMHA
A milestone for mental health in Grey Bruce. The Canadian Mental Health Association has had a chapter serving local communities for 50 years.

June 20, 2014: The Citizen
Coming up in Cowichan
On June 22, the Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is throwing their second annual Ride Don’t Hide event to end the stigma and support local mental health programs.

June 20, 2014: The Leader Post
Mental Health
The Co-operators and the Canadian Mental Health Association are hosting the Ride Don’t Hide family bike ride in support of those living with mental illness on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The cost to register is $35.

June 18, 2014: Owensound Suntimes
Cycling event for mental health
A new event planned for Owen Sound this weekend will help support mental health programs. About 200 cyclists are expected to take part in the Ride Don’t Hide event at Kelso Beach on Sunday in support of the Grey-Bruce branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 18, 2014: The Windsor Star
Fitness calendar (with video)
The first annual Ride Don’t Hide in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch will take place on Sunday, June 11. Meet at the end of Devonshire Road on the Waterfront trail at 7 a.m for registration.

June 18, 2014: Brampton Guardian
Ride, don’t hide, this Sunday
About 200 cyclists are expected to ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ this Sunday in support of mental health. The National Community Ride aims to raise awareness and help remove stigmas.

June 18, 2014: Caledon Enterprise
Cyclists hit road for Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser
This Sunday, June 22, cyclists from across Peel Region and the GTA will come together to participate in Ride Don’t Hide, with a goal of raising $35,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Branch (CMHA Peel).

June 18, 2014: Nanaimo News Bulletin 
Cyclists ride for mental health
Cyclists will pedal with a purpose this weekend. The Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event will be held Sunday (June 22) at Maffeo Sutton Park.

June 17, 2014: Penticton Herald
Ride Don’t Hide goes Sunday
More than 100 participants are expected this weekend for the second annual Ride Don’t Hide bike ride in support of mental health in the area.

June 17, 2014: The Surrey Leader
Delta Divas ride for mental health
On Sunday, June 22, seven divas from Delta will don bike gear and strap on their tiaras and pedal out in support of the fourth-annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide Greater Vancouver community bike ride.

June 16, 2014: North Shore News
Ride Don’t Hide
Canadian Mental Health Association of North and West Vancouver’s Karla Zlatarits and riders Catherine Wyse, of Team Wyse Guys, and Parkgate pharmacist Leona Acaster, of Shoppers Drug Mart Team North Van, encourage community members to register for the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide, Sunday, June 22 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium at 8 a.m.

June 12, 2014: The Daily Courier

Ride Don’t Hide event takes place June 22
Local RCMP members and other members of the public , from left, Staff/Sgt. Dino Zol, Sgt. Cara McMillan, Shannon Lindon, Scott Davis with CMHA Kelowna, Supt. Tim Head, Cst. Kris Clark, S/Sgt. Major Ross van den Brink will be taking part in the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event that takes place on June 22 starting and finishing at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

June 12, 2014: Kelowna Now
RCMP Help Fight Mental Health Stigma with “Ride Don’t Hide”
One of the biggest issues surrounding mental health is the stigma that can be attached to it that shames people into silence and hidden anguish.

June 7, 2014: Valley Country FM
Prince George Residents asked to ride and not hide
Bike rider are being sought for a fundraising ride for the Canadian Mental Health Association. The annual “Ride Don’t Hide” event will go on June 22 and start at CN Centre’s parking lot.

June 6, 2014: The Vancouver Sun
Video: Ride Don’t Hide beating the stigma of mental illnessThe bike Michael Schratter cycled on his epic journey around the world to take the stigma out of mental health has been unveiled as the latest exhibit at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame on June 5.  Schratter spent 16 months in the saddle, pedalling over six continents and through 33 countries on his Ride Don’t Hide campaign.

June 6, 2014: The Vancouver Sun
Video: Ride Don’t Hide beating the stigma of mental illnessThe bike Michael Schratter cycled on his epic journey around the world to take the stigma out of mental health has been unveiled as the latest exhibit at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame on June 5.  Schratter spent 16 months in the saddle, pedalling over six continents and through 33 countries on his Ride Don’t Hide campaign.

June 6, 2014: The Prince George Citizen 
Ride Promotes Mental Health
Myles Mattila is used to skating circles around hockey opponents. On Sunday, June 22, he’ll be putting his legs to work in a different kind of circular motion, cranking the pedals of a bike to bring awareness to mental health issues and raise funds in the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 5, 2014: Capital News
Volunteer: Take part in Ride Don’t Hide
Did you know that one in five people will experience a mental illness in any given year? That means if it isn’t you, it’s likely someone you know—maybe a co-worker, parent or even a child. We are all impacted. So what can you do to make a difference in the lives of people affected by mental illness?

May 26, 2014: Cowichan News Leader Pictorial
Ride with us to end stigma and support local mental health programs
Welcome to the 2nd year of this exciting and important annual fundraiser here in the Valley. Hosted nationally by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the local ride is hosted by the Cowichan Valley branch of the CMHA.

May 16, 2014: Global BC
WATCH: Vernon Man Inspires National Event to Fight Stigma of Mental Illness
His quest to destroy the stigma of mental illness took him around the world, but this week a Vernon man diagnosed with bipolar disorder was back in his hometown sharing his inspirational message with kids…

May 9, 2014: The Morning Star
Ride Don’t Hide campaign starts
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Vernon has kicked off the campaign for Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide, a nationwide fundraising event with local beginnings..

May 7, 2014: Windsorite.ca
Mental Health Association says Ride Don’t Hide
On June 22nd, thousands of Canadians will cycle in Ride Don’t Hide, benefitting the Canadian Mental Health Association, and earlier today, the local campaign was kicked off with a call to cyclists across the province to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

May 5, 2014: ShawTV Okanagan
Ride Don’t Hide May 2 ShawTV Youtube
In the past mental health issues have often been hidden from the public, but now more and more people are coming forward to help eliminate the stigma – up next a Penticton woman talks about her participation in the Ride Don’t Hide campaign.

May 1, 2014: Sarnia This Week
Cycling event pedals towards mental health
Residents across Lambton County and Chatham-Kent are being asked to follow in Clara Hughes’ footsteps – or, rather, bicycle tracks – in a new fundraising and awareness effort in the area.

April 21, 2014: The Daily Courier
Bike stores work together to support CMHA fundraiser
Local bike stores are joining the effort to promote the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event in June.

April 17, 2014: The Williams Lake Tribune
CMHA launches Ride Don’t Hide campaign
Ride Don’t Hide. That’s the message from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Cariboo Chilcotin branch, which kicked off its Ride Don’t Hide campaign last week with a call to cyclists across the Cariboo Chilcotin.

April 16, 2014: The Williams Lake Tribune
Congrats to new Walk Rite owners
The annual Cariboo-Chilcotin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association held its media launch of the Ride Don’t Hide event last Wednesday.

April 8, 2014: Penticton Western News
Ride Don’t Hide shines light on mental illness
Monique Godby has been there, done that and has the Ride Don’t Hide T-shirt to prove it.

April 5, 2014: Bayshore Broadcasting
Ride Don’t Hide for Mental Health
The first ever Ride-Don’t-Hide bike race to support family mental health is coming to Owen Sound.

April 4, 2014: Price George Citizen
RIde Don’t Hide advocate hopes to engage employers
When Donna Clark was diagnosed with depression in 2003, she had few places to turn to for help.The effects of the mental health disease forced her to quit her job and then when she decided to re-enter the workforce before she was ready, she had to quit again…

April 3, 2014: CKPG TV
Ride Don’t Hide Kicks Off (video)
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here’s still a stigma attached to mental illness. This summer, an event hopes to help change that. Today was the official kickoff to the ‘Ride, Don’t Hide’ campaign, from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Local hockey player Myles Mattila was inspired to join in the campaign after seeing the struggle of former Canuck Rick Rypien…

April 3, 2014: Castanet
Ride Don’t Hide Kick Off
Mayor Garry Litke, clad in cycling gear, joined other participants for the kick off of Ride Don’t Hide Thursday in Penticton. The ride is being held in several communities across Canada, including others in the Okanagan, on June 22…

April 3, 2014: HQ Prince George
Mental Health Bike Ride returns to Prince Goerge (audio)
A cycling event to bring attention to mental health is coming to Prince George again. The second annual Ride Don’t Hide will take place in June, and Thursday the Canadian Mental Health Association will hold a rally at Cycle World at 1pm…

April 3, 2014: GlobalBC
Ride Don’t Hide: Raising awareness about mental health in the Okanagan
It’s estimated one in five adults will experience a serious mental illness, but according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, less than half will seek treatment. Now the CMHA is trying to pedal the problem into the spotlight, with its second annual “Ride don’t Hide” event..

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