Ride Don’t Hide shines light on mental health

Sign up is now beginning for the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event coming up in Williams Lake next month.

Sign up is now beginning for the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event coming up in Williams Lake next month.

Ride Don’t Hide will be on Father’s Day, June 21 down the Williams Lake River Valley Trail between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.

“The ride in Williams Lake ranges from a five kilometre family/beginner ride, a 10 kilometre intermediate ride, and a 20 kilometre ride route,” says event organizer Ashlee Hyde. “The ride is open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.”

She says registration and donations can be made online at www.ridedonthide.com.

Ride Don’t Hide is an annual event sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association  and Shoppers Drug Mart to raise awareness, reduce stigma and show support and ultimately take action for mental health.

She says CMHA is reminding Williams Lake residents that May 4-10 is the 64th annual Mental Health week and a perfect time to get involved in improving mental health in their community.

As part of the Mental Health Week GET LOUD campaign, she says CMHA is encouraging people to register for the Ride Don’t Hide events in their local communities.

To help raise awareness about mental health and reduce the discrimination and stigma around mental illness, CMHA hosts the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide, an annual community bike ride taking place in 28 communities across Canada. Shoppers Drug Mart is the title sponsor for the rides in B.C.

Cyclists of all ages are invited to sign up at www.ridedonthide.com to ride with their friends, families, coworkers and communities to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness.

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