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Shine The Light on Bullying Event and Awards Show

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

Join us for Shine The Light on Bullying on May 7th! Shine The Light on Bullying is an opportunity for Nipissing and Parry Sound students, families and community partners to Shine some Light on the important issue of bullying in our communities. The event takes place on Tuesday May 7th from 6pm-8pm at West Ferris Secondary School in North Bay. All are welcome!

Shine The Light on Bullying will feature:

Child and Youth Mental Health Week is May 5-11, 2013

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

Each year Child and Youth Mental Health Week is celebrated across the province during the first full week of May with events that bring child and youth mental health centre stage. This year during CYMH week (May 5th – 11th), Hands is pleased to bring you activities across Nipissing and Parry Sound District. Here is a full listing of our events:

Saturday May 4th

Sturgeon Falls Open House and BBQ
11:00am – 2:00pm
Hands office: 65 Queen St., Sturgeon Falls
Face painting, food, and games for the whole family!

Monday May 6th

Mental Health Wave
8:00am – 9:00am
Lakeshore Drive overpass, North Bay
Come join us as we bring awareness to the city of North Bay during the morning commute!

North Bay CYMH Week BBQ
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hands office: 222 Main St. E. North Bay
Visit us on your lunch hour for a free BBQ downtown!

Tuesday May 7th

Shine The Light on Bullying Event
6:00pm – 8:00pm
West Ferris SS Auditorium, North Bay
Includes the Shine The Light on Bullying Awards, guest speaker and rapper “D.O.” (Defy the Odds), Mental Health Recognition Awards, and the launch of Roger’s Radio “I’m with the BAND” music video!

Wednesday May 8th

Mental Health BBQ
11:30am – 1:30pm
Sundridge (location TBD)

Thursday May 9th

Free Family Movie Night!
Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6:00pm
Parry Sound’s Strand Twin Theatre
Bring the whole family to watch Wreck it Ralph for a free night out!

Shine The Light on Bullying at Northgate Mall – April 14th

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

Northgate Shopping Centre along with 100.5FM EZ Rock, AM600 CKAT and 102FM The FOX and their  I’m With the B.AN.D have teamed up with Hands The Family Help Network and our Shine the Light on Bullying contest. Hands staff will be manning the kiosk outside of American Eagle Outfitters in Northgate Shopping Centre Sunday, April 14th from 11am until 4pm.

Colouring pages will available with a submission box for completed pages and original posters. Stop by and complete a colouring page on the spot, drop off a completed entry, or ask questions about the Shine The Light campaign. Hope to see you there!

I’m with the B.A.N.D is a community initiative, encouraging members of the community to take the I’m with the B.A.N.D pledge ensuring that once you pledge you truly will continue to support the cause with courage stand up and stop bullying. We will educate, promote and encourage a healthy community. I’m with the B.A.N.D can be seen online at http://imwiththebandnorthbay.ca/

Shine The Light on Bullying is the third annual video contest. Students from Grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to submit an anti-bullying video through our website: http://www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca/shine-the-light-bullying. Students JK-Grade 4 can enter the colouring/poster contest, details are provided on the previous link.

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