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Archive for May, 2012

Another Great Year for Cycle for Autism

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

Autism Ontario North Bay and Area once again hosted Cycle For Autism on Saturday June 16th, 2012. More than 75 people participated in the walk, bike, stroll or rollerblade event to support programs for people and families with Autism in North Bay and surrounding areas.

The event raised $5,500! Way to go everyone!

Shine The Light 2012 Winner Announced

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

On May 12th, Hands announced the winners of our Shine The Light 2012 video contest! The winner of this year’s contest was a student from St. Luke, Amanda Justice with her video Schizophrenia 3!   Visit our youtube channel at www.youtube.com/handsshinethelight to watch all of our contestants videos!

Rounding out the top spots were: 

  1. Schizophrenia 3 – Amanda Justice
  2. Stigma Hurts – Jade Perry
  3. Let’s Shine the Light together! – Victoria Steadman & Veronique Vanderlinden
  4. Mental Health Story – Justyce McMahon

Hands would like to thank all those students who submitted videos to the contest. It was a difficult task picking the top videos this year as there were so many good submissions! Everyone is a winner when it comes to promoting mental health awareness!

Widdifield’s Dinner for Hands a Tremendous Success!

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

Widdifield's Free The Children group

On Wednesday May 9th, Widdifield’s student group “Free The Children” hosted an International Dinner with proceeds going to Hands The FamilyHelpNetwork.ca and our new Children’s Residential Treatment Centre! The night, which started off with welcoming remarks from Hands’ Executive Director Jeffrey Hawkins and Board of Directors President Jim MacLachlan, continued with live dance performances by Widdifield students. The sold out crowd was treated to a delicous four-course meal prepared by the chef of Le Bon Marche Glenn Sheridan. Other features of the evening were the silent auction, an art auction and Widdifield’s Marketplace Shopping which included a very popular Henna Tattoo table.

It was a wonderful night, the Widdifield students and teachers did an incredible job preparing and organizing the entire evening. Hands is incredibly proud and honoured to have been a part of this fabulous evening.

For more pictures, please visit www.facebook.com/handsthefamilyhelpnetwork.ca

Sturgeon Falls Open House a Hit!

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

On Saturday May 5th Sturgeon Falls Hands’ office celebrated children’s mental health week with a BBQ and open house! The event was a tremendous success with over 300 people in attendance. The face painting table and bouncing castle were a huge hit for the kids!

For more pictures, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handsthefamilyhelpnetwork.ca.

Hands kicks off CMH Week with a Wave!

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

Hands joined other Nipissing community mental health partners in a “beat the monday blues” wave at the Lakeshore Dr. overpass. Our dedicated crew took to the streets with signs and enthousiasm receiving many honks and waves in return.

The Wave was created to bring awareness to mental health week and mental health issues and supports.


Shine The Light Awards 2012

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

Join us on May 12th as we wrap up Children’s Mental Health Week and celebrate our Shine The Light 2012 top video submissions!

There will be free food, live entertainment, and lots more!

Saturday May 12th
10:30am – 12:00pm
West Ferris Auditorium
60 Marshall Park Dr.
North Bay

Click here to download the full event poster

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