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Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk visits Prince Edward Island starting tomorrow

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk visits Prince Edward Island starting tomorrow

13:00 EDT Thursday, April 10, 2014

Setting out from Moncton, NB on Friday morning, Clara Hughes is bringing the mental health message to PEI with events in Summerside and Charlottetown

MONCTON, NB, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Tomorrow morning, six-time Olympic medalist and Bell Let's Talk national spokesperson Clara Hughes heads to Prince Edward Island to spend the next 4 days sharing the mental health message with Islanders.

Today, Clara is in Moncton on Day 28 of her Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, the unprecedented 110-day, 12,000-kilometre bike journey around Canada to achieve a nation free of the stigma around mental illness.

"I've had such wonderful and inspirational experiences at school events and community gatherings in Ontario, Québec and most recently here in beautiful New Brunswick. I'd like to thank everyone across the province and everyone here in Moncton today so much for their warm welcome and support for the mental health cause," said Clara. "I'm really looking forward to visiting PEI tomorrow and meeting with Islanders to share our mental health stories and talk about how we can all help transform Canada into a stigma-free country."

Clara in Moncton today
As part of her Ride through Moncton today, Clara will attend a welcome event at BMO Bank of Montreal, 633 Main Street at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Clara in Prince Edward Island April 11 to 14
Clara will visit the following communities during her Ride through PEI:

  • Summerside – April 11 and 12
  • Charlottetown – April 12 to 14

Clara will start each day of the Big Ride in PEI with a presentation for youth at a school or community centre and will then attend 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.

"The Bell Let's Talk team thanks our PEI Community Champions for their leadership and hard work in helping to make their communities stigma free," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "With the support of our Community Champions across Canada, Clara's Big Ride is growing awareness, acceptance and action in mental health at the grassroots level."

Share in Clara's Big Ride
Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk began on March 14 and will cover 12,000 kilometres through 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
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with Clara's Big Ride, 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 Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

SOURCE Bell Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, 613 785-1427, jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca; Christine Manore, Bell Aliant, Corporate Affairs, 506 859-3171, christine.manore@bellaliant.ca

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