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Media advisory - Be there when Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk gets rolling in support of Canadian mental health

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Media advisory - Be there when Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk gets rolling in support of Canadian mental health

09:24 EDT Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TORONTO, March 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 14, Clara Hughes sets out from Toronto on Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, a 12,000 kilometre journey around Canada to grow the conversation about mental health on the road to a stigma-free Canada.

Clara's Big Ride kicks off with a launch event in Toronto's Maple Leaf Square as the six-time Olympian begins pedalling her way around Canada before finishing her 110-day journey on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day.

What: Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk launch event
When:   Friday, March 14, 12 noon to 12:45 pm
Clara will be available for media interviews at 10:45 am
Photos at 12:30 pm
Who: Clara Hughes, Bell Let's Talk national spokesperson
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport
Lisa LaFlamme, Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV  News
Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let's Talk
Where:        Maple Leaf Square
West side of the Air Canada Centre

Clara will lead a group of cyclists from Maple Leaf Square to the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) before riding more than 75 kilometres
to Hamilton as part of Day 1 of Clara's Big Ride

About Clara's Big Ride
Canada's six-time cycling and speed-skating Olympic medallist Clara Hughes will complete a 110-day bicycle journey around Canada supporting local mental health initiatives by community groups, schools and other local organizations in every province and territory. Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk will cover 12,000 kilometres and visit 95 Canadian communities. For more information, please visit

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit

Bell Let's Talk
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit



SOURCE Bell Canada

For further information:

Media Inquiries:

Jenny Duncan 
Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk
604 397-1636

Jacqueline Michelis
Bell Media Relations
613 785-1427

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