The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Champlain East is holding a special event at Confederation Park in Hawkesbury this Saturday (September 10) to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Creating Hope Through Action is the 2022 World Suicide Prevention Day theme. The Hawkesbury event will be held at the gazebo at Confederation Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. CMHA Champlain East is also hosting a second event at the same time at the Cornwall Public Library.

Those interested can register for the Hawkesbury or Cornwall events online at https://cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/events, or by phone 613-551-1017. Each participant in attendance at one of the local events will be entered for a chance to win a Wellness Basket valued at $75.

Event Schedule 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Passport to hope (Community Partners ) Booth Display
  • Wellness Activity/ Word of Welcome
  • Living Works Community Impact Award (GMHI)
  • Wellness basket (Draw) value $75
  • Guest Speaker (Testimonial)