CDC hosts fundraising barbecue

CDC hosts fundraising barbecue

Community events include fundraising barbecues

The Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre is hosting a fundraising barbecue on Friday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A minimum donation of $5 will get a burger with all the fixings, salad, chips, pop/juice/coffee or tea and treats.

Friday, April 28

Saturday, April 29

Used clothing sale

The OAPO Branch 93 will host its annual spring and summer used clothing sale in the lower level of the Seniors Activity Centre from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.

The sale includes gently used and reasonably priced clothing for men, women and children.

Plus sizes are also available.

Monday, May 1

Barbecue supports

mental health

awareness

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch will host a barbecue on Monday, May 1 at 51 Fourth Avenue South in front of the CMHA office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The barbecue will be by donation with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Advisory Committee to assist in events promoting Mental Health Awareness throughout the year.

Mental Health Awareness Week is held to promote positive mental health and address the stigma surrounding mental health problems and mental illnesses, says Janice Breck, local crisis and counselling program manager.

This year, she says CMHA is adding to its Get Loud for Mental Health theme by focusing the campaign on the long wait times Canadians experience when seeking and accessing mental health care.

“Please stop by and show your support and Get Loud for Mental Health, encourages Janice Breck, crisis and counselling program manager.

During Mental Health Awareness Week CMHA is also encouraging Canadians to reflect on their own attitudes and to take action for increased mental health.