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Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk crosses into Saskatchewan tomorrow


June 05, 2014 --

Leaving Alberta for Saskatchewan tomorrow morning, June 6, Clara Hughes continues the journey to a stigma-free Canada in Lloydminster, North Battleford, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Weyburn and Carlyle

LLOYDMINSTER, AB, June 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting tomorrow and for the next 7 days, Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes brings the Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk to communities across Saskatchewan.

"I've had a wonderful time meeting so many great people in communities here in beautiful Alberta. On Day 84 of the Big Ride, I'd like to thank everyone across the province for joining me in the conversation to create a stigma-free Canada," said Clara. "Tomorrow I cross the border from Lloydminster, Alberta into Lloydminster, Saskatchewan to start sharing mental health stories with Saskatchewanians over the next week!"

Clara's Big Ride in Saskatchewan
Clara will visit the following communities during her 7-day Ride through Saskatchewan:

Lloydminster - June 6
Clara will attend a school event before starting her ride through Saskatchewan.

North Battleford - June 6 to 7
On June 6, Clara will attend "Let's Talk About Mental Health In Our Backyard" taking place from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Dekker Centre/Rotary Plaza, 623 Carlton Trail.

Saskatoon - June 7 to 8
On June 7, Clara will attend "A Mindful Evening in Support of Royal University Hospital's Community Mental Health Endowment" taking place from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Delta Bessborough Hotel Garden, 601 Spadina Crescent E.

Moose Jaw - June 7 to 8
On June 8, Clara will attend the "Moose Jaw Community BBQ in Support of Clara's Big Ride" taking place from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Kiwanis Speed Skating Oval in Wakamow Valley.

Regina - June 9 to 10
On June 9, Clara will attend a welcome event at 2:45 pm at the RCMP Heritage Centre, 5907 Dewdney Avenue. In the evening, Clara will attend the "Champions for Mental Health - Reducing Stigma" silent auction and supper taking place from 6 pm  to 9 pm at the Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, 200 Lakeshore Drive.

Weyburn - June 10 to 11
On June 10, Clara will attend "A Night to Inspire" silent auction and supper taking place from 5:30 to 9 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 150, 3rd Street N E.

Carlyle - June 11 to 12
On June 11 at 3 pm, Clara will attend a welcome event at the Rusty Relic Museum, 306 Railway Avenue West.

Each day of Clara's Big Ride in Saskatchewan includes presentations at schools and other community events organized by local Community Champions. More details on daily events and the Big Ride Community Champions can be found at

"We thank our Saskatchewan Community Champions and those across the country for their leadership and hard work to support Clara's Big Ride. It's through them that we're growing the mental health conversation and working to make all our communities stigma free," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "With the support of these great local champions, Clara's Big Ride is increasing awareness, acceptance and action at the grassroots level right across Canada."

Share in Clara's Big Ride
Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk began on March 14 and will visit communities in every province and territory before concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1. Everyone can participate in the Ride through community events and social media. Please visit or follow the latest Ride news on Twitter at @Bell_LetsTalk or on Facebook at

Clara's Big Ride is powered by our National Partners - Aimia, BMO, Canadian Tire, Cisco, Lundbeck, President's Choice and Samsung - who are providing significant support for the Ride. For more information, please visit

Bell Let's Talk
Bell Let's Talk promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit

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