Lambton Kent

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Ride Don’t Hide is entirely powered by volunteers. Dedicated supporters donate their time and support every aspect of the ride from planning logistics to swag bag packing and site set up/tear down.

Interested in Volunteering in 2017? Register today to be a Ride Volunteer: Register Here to Volunteer

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 Lambton Kent – Fundraise to Win!

With each $250 raised, all fundraisers 18 years and older will be entered in a draw to win an 8 day/ 7 night stay in a fully furnished 2 bedroom condo at the Georgian Manor in Collingwood, Ontario August 26 to September 2, 2017

$1000 means 4 entries to win! Gift Valued at $3,150

Generously Donated by Dan Falla in Memory of Llew Falla

Lambton Kent’s Top Fundraiser 13 years and older will win an adult bike!

Thank you to Blackwell Cycle for your support of Ride Don’t Hide with this generous gift!

Blackwell Cycle Logo (Community Sponsor)

Lambton Kent’s Top Fundraiser 12 years and younger will win a youth bike!

Kindly donated by one of our own CMHA Staff!!

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The 2017 Ride! Event Details!!

Where: Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily Street, Mooretown When: June 25th, 2017 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Registration: Register on your own or as a team. Ride in memory of a loved one or as a sign of your commitment to ending mental health stigma. Registration includes entry into the event, a high quality event t-shirt, an awesome swag bag, breakfast and a BBQ lunch.

  • Early Bird Registration $35 (February 2017 – April 30 2017)
  • Registration $45 (May 1, 2017 – June 25 2017)
  • Youth 12 years and younger ride free!

Routes:

  • RDH 80 –  8:00 am Start TimeNEW for 2017! Suitable for advanced experienced cyclists. Will take approximately  3 to 5 hours depending on individual pace RDH 80 Km Map
  • RDH 50 – 8:30 am Start Time – Suitable for experienced cyclists. Will take approximately 2 to 4 hours depending on individual pace RDH 50 Km Map
  • RDH 20 – 9:00 am Start Time – Suitable for recreational cyclists. A reasonable challenge for an inexperienced rider. Will take approximately 1 to 2.5 hours depending on individual pace RDH 20 Km Map
  • RDH 8 – 9:30 am Start Time – Suitable for youth, families and new riders. Will take 30 min to 1 hour depending on individual pace RDH 8 Km Map

About CMHA Lambton Kent: In February of 2011, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches in Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent, Ontario merged to form one branch: CMHA Lambton Kent. The merge created a strong branch capable of providing professional mental health experts and additional resources to serve the Lambton Kent region. In Lambton Kent, CMHA provides individualized services as well as community and workplace education to over 1800 adults and youth each year. CMHA LK services are client driven, with an integrated organized approach to meet the needs and choices of people who have been diagnosed with mental illness. CMHA services are divided into three categories: Crisis Intervention and Short Term Services, Integrated Client Services, and Mental Health Promotion. The purpose of these services is to help individuals develop and maintain their capacity to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible in the community.

Donation Information: Become a Ride Don’t Hide Sponsor in 2017:RDH 2017 Lambton Kent Sponsorship Pkg  Sponsorship Levels 2017

100% of rider raised funds from ride registration fees and rider fundraising go directly to our youth mental health programs. Proceeds from Ride Don’t Hide continue to support three great initiatives: BeSafe mobile app, SafeTalk, and NEW for 2017… The Mental Health Champion Award a YMCA Celebration of Youth Award. CMHA LK is sponsoring two YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards to recognize students whom have demonstrated leadership in mental health promotion in their community and/or school. The successful candidates will be students who have encouraged those with mental health issues to come forward and seek professional treatment and support, or provided leadership to efforts to remove the stigma and secrecy about mental health. The free Be Safe mobile app is meant to help children, youth and families make decisions in a crisis. It will improve access to and coordination of mental health and addiction services in Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent. The app was purchased in partnership with the St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent district school boards to support teens and young adults making decisions in crisis.  The Be Safe app allows users to make a safety plan and gives them options for getting help by understanding how to ask for help and empowering them to reach out safely. “These on-line resources are a reflection of the way young people communicate in the digital world of the 21st. Century,” says Dan Parr, Director of Education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. “We know this app will be a reliable resource to help young people in crisis.” safeTALK is a half day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. The OHL administration worked with CMHA to launch a suicide awareness and prevention program called Talk Today which included the three-hour safeTALK training session that explored a variety of suicide related topics facilitated by CMHA safeTALK trained staff. Players learned signs someone has thoughts of suicide, how to ask about suicide, where to go to get help for thoughts of suicide, how mental illness can be treated, and how they can help reduce stigma. “Our community, like many others, has been affected deeply by teenage suicide in recent years. As players, we see the importance of the Talk Today program, and welcome the annual workshops with our local branch. We are glad to see the CMHA do such a great job educating players across the league,” said Kevin Spinozzi, Sarnia Sting Captain, 2017. “Competitive people will seldom talk about these kinds of things,” says Chad Oliver, Athletic Therapist and Mental Health Champion for the Sarnia Sting, 2016. “The training really helped everyone open up on a difficult subject.” Justin Fazio, one of the Sting’s goaltenders in 2016, agrees; “The video simulations and the role-play exercises helped us imagine a real-life situation and taught us about hidden signs. I absolutely recommend the training for anyone!”

Contact Angela Kirkland 519-337-5411 or akirkland@cmhalambtonkent.ca

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