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CMHA and Central Smith Creamery team up for fundraiser

The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) is pleased to announce that Central Smith Creamery will be hosting a fundraiser for Team55 Let’s Tackle Suicide Awareness Campaign. Team55 is a suicide prevention initiative in partnership with CMHA HKPR, founded by Dave and Heather Pogue following the death of their son in 2013. Focusing on suicide awareness, Team55’s mission is to help create a suicide safe community.

On Saturday, August 23 Central Smith Ice Cream, located on the Lindsay Highway just west of Chemong Road, will donate all proceeds from ice cream sales throughout the day to Team55. As well, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. a special event will take place at the Central Smith Creamery. The event will feature members of the Selwyn Fire Department on location to provide information on Fire Safety. The OPP will also be on hand providing community education.

There will be fun football skills for children to take part in, with support from local highschool football players as well as chalk and bubble activities thanks to a generous donation from Gerri’s Arts and Crafts. Team55 merchandise will be available to purchase, with proceeds also going to the Team55 Campaign. The “Big Blue Bike” from Clara’s Big Ride, signed by Clara Hughes will also be at the event.

A representative from CMHA HKPR’s Four County Crisis will be on hand to provide information on Mental Health Programs and Services. Registration information will be available on upcoming course in suicide prevention such as safeTALK and A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) as well as Mental Health First Aide.

For more information on this event contact Jennifer Skates from Central Creamery at 705-742-5867.

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