Our Harbour Walks for Mental Health

 

Coordinator Regine and Director General Dolly share a moment before the walk with Elina Poja, our stagiaire from the Dawson College Social Service programme.

Anyone visiting these pages no doubt agrees that more should be done to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

NOW is the time to Talk the Talk as well as Walk the Walk.

The large Our Harbour contingent swelled the ranks of the 2017 Montreal Walk for Mental Health.

The grey skies of mid-October did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 30-strong Our Harbour contingent collecting in Phillips Square. Unified in purpose and sporting burgundy caps and umbrellas provided by the organizers, we merged with the like-minded and -attired members of other mental health organizations to enjoy a short concert.

By the time we left with the blocks-long March for Mental Health, everyone was more than ready to raise awareness of the stigma of living with mental illness. Most of our residents, volunteers and many family members joined our DG Dolly Shinhat, our Coordinator Regine Bouzi and stagiaire Elina Pojar for the   3-kilometer stroll through central Montreal.

Assembling the Our Harbour team in Phillips Square

After the walk, we all met at the Brossard Bagel in Greenfield Part for a well-deserved lunch. This activity allowed me to meet with the new residents as well as renew acquaintance with our existing residents and volunteers.       Colette

 

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