For the past several years VIA Rail has been our largest sponsor for the Walk of Hope. This year VIA donated a trip voucher worth $750.00, that could be spent on any place that VIA travels. As in other years, the prize was offered to the individual that raised the highest amount in their pledge sheets. This years winner was unable to make the trip, so an alternate prize was awarded to them. The VIA trip was then auctioned off and Howard Lane from the Miramichi was the proud winner of the trip! A very big thank you to Vial Rail and all of our supporters.
Walk of Hope Miramichi Leader
Is an active chapter that has numerous activities happening throughout the year.
Care-Giver Support Group is an informal Group available to the families and primary caregivers of those affected with a long-term mental illness.
J. Dean McAllister Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a high school graduate pursuing a career in one of the Social Sciences. Applications must be received on or before May 25th.
ACHIEVES Literacy & Numeracy is an educational program specifically tailored for persons who have experienced a mental health/addiction disorder and are now coping well enough to try a new challenge through learning skills or upgrading skills lost through trauma.
ACHIEVES Employment Skills is a valuable tool in teaching employment skills to those recovering from a mental illness/addiction. Our mission is to provide support and training in the participant's journey to gaining meaningful employment and achieving self-sufficiency.
Walk of Hope is a major fundraiser that takes place annually in May. Volunteers and members collect pledges and walk from Walmart to Seamen's Hospital where participants can enjoy a light lunch, great door prizes and grand prize winnings.
Cow Patty Bingo is a unique fundraiser, held this year at MacDonald's Farm in Bartibog Bridge. For the purchase of a $5 square, you have the chance at winning $500. This funds programs as well as provides information on the most recent research and medical treatment.
Awareness Days, held annually, usually in September as it is known as Recovery Month, allows the community to see and hear what it is that the Schizophrenia Society in Miramichi is all about.
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