The 10th Annual Andrew Dunn Walk/Run will be held at the One Insurance Arena in Oak bank, Manitoba on May 7 2016. Registration takes place at 9:30 am and the walk/run will begin at 11:00 am. For more information contact Judy Dunn at 204-444-5228 or through email
Andrew Dunn Walk/Run sponsorship form is available Here
Join us for Thompson’s Fourth Annual Defeat Depression event, a Run / Walk for Mental Health on May 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Northern Regional Health Authority Clinic – Plaza Mall. Registration for this event is at 12 pm in the Community Room (NRHA) and the Run/Walk begins at 1 pm. Help us spread awareness about mental health issues and de-stigmatize mental illness. For more information please visit www.defeatdepression.ca, the defeat depression facebook page or contact Ron Buchanan through email.
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg partnered with Chicken Delight presents the 65th annual Chicken Fest held on May 10th. Chicken Fest is a Dine-In or Take-Out Lunch delivery program designed to support local non profit organizations. The lunch is priced at $17, and the form can be downloaded here. This year, a portion of the funds raised will be donated to MDAM. For more information visit www.chickenfest.ca
If anyone is interested in joining the MDAM team, please visit the running room website and enter the password waw94vah.
Rock It Out! is a two week summer rock camp for kids living in Manitoba aged 12-17. The rock camp is designed to encourage an environment where kids, particularly those at risk or affected by mood disorders can experience a sense of community as well as develop peer relationships.
1st Session: July 4th – July 15th 2016
2nd Session: July 18th – July 29th 2016
3rd Session: August 2nd – August 12th 2016
4th Session: August 15th – August 26th 2016
For more information contact Griffin Jenkins through email or phone at 204-786-0987
Nik Elhers from the Winnipeg Jets presented the MDAM organization today with a cheque from Shoppers Drug Mart for $40,000. This generous donation will help fund many of the valuable programs MDAM offers to those experiencing mental illness.
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Scott Powell from Manitoba Hydro donates a cheque for over $1300 to the MDAM organization. The money was raised through the month of December through Manitoba Hydro’s Share the warmth Campaign.
Seasonal affective disorder Lamps (SAD) are currently being installed at two local libraries in Winnipeg, the Millennium Library and St. James-Assiniboia Library. These lamps may be accessed during business hours. SAD lamps are considered an effective form of sunlight therapy geared towards people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorders. SAD lamps replicate sunlight, which provides a source of Vitamin D, without the harmful effects of UV rays.
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Emily Walker currently lives with chronic post concussion syndrome which causes her to experience constant headaches, dizziness and concomitant depression and anxiety. However she has challenged herself to lead a meaningful and productive life. Emily graduated high school with honours and scholarships. She went on to complete her B.A. at the University of Winnipeg. Followed by the completion of her law degree at the University of Manitoba. Emily has taken her personal lived experience and applied her professional knowledge to contribute to policy improvements in mental health. Emily is working with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba to develop workplace polices on mental health.
Barb Burkowski through her fundraising efforts donates $2,200.00 to Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. These funds will be used toward LGBT programming. Tara Brousseau Snider thanks Barb Burkowski for her hard work and effort.
For more information about the Thompson Defeat Depression Walk please visit www.defeatdepression.ca
Many thanks to the Winnipeg Comedy festival for their generous donation!!!