My Life My Adventure
Overcoming Mental Illness One Summit at a Time. My mission with this project is to simply help people understand that mental illness, is just like any other disease. That no matter our life challenges, our past or our fears, everything is possible one step at a time. I wish to help people find a balance in every aspect of their lives so that they can live happier lives. My dream is to climb the seven summits. The seven summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. To reach the summit is considered a challenge of mountaineering. To this date in 2019, about 420 people have successfully completed the challenge. Of these, only 18 are Canadians. It is a physical, mental and financial challenge that demands a lot of courage, determination and perseverance. I had the pleasure in 2018, to summit Mt Denali 6190m (Alaska, USA) and Mt Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa). My next objective is to climb Mt Elbrus (Russia, Europe) 5642m in August and Mt Aconcagua 6962m (Argentina, South America) in December 2019. Through my adventures and travelling, I am learning so much about myself and life. I believe that we all have a mountain to climb. We have to remember that is not all about the summit, but it is the journey to get there, that really matters. I am now offering conferences (school, corporate and general public) to raise mental health awareness and to promote the power of the dream and passion. My goal with my presentation is to inspire the population to reach out for help and to live the life of their dreams. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to make a reservation. My fundraising goal is to raise the symbolic amount of $43,319, which represent the total elevation of the 7 summits. We all know someone who is dear to us, and who has or will have mental health issues at some point in their lives. Together we can make a difference and help people in need. Sincerely Jean-Francois Dupras.
Winter Warmth Campaign
Thank you for your interest in our Winter Warmth Campaign in support of CMHA Calgary's Street Outreach and Stabilization Program. If you would like to donate towards our Winter Warmth Campaign by sponsoring ONE OR MORE SOS Kits, simply multiply the number of kits you would like to sponsor by $20 and enter that total dollar amount in the donation amount. For example 10 kits X $20 = $200. Enter $200 in the donation amount. Stresscase will fulfill the sponsored kits and deliver them to the CMHA Calgary’s SOS Headquarters. You will receive a charitable donation tax receipt if you add your contact information at the time of your donation. Please understand that this kit is available as a donation to CMHA Calgary only. These SOS kits will be distributed to homeless individuals in Calgary. Stresscase also is donating 5% of proceeds from its self-care gift collection https://stresscase.ca/collections/winter-warmth-stresscase. Sponsors of the SOS Kits are eligible for a $10 credit towards your purchase. To claim your offer, please email us directly karen (at) stresscase.ca. Thank you for supporting this important initiative and for making Calgary a warmer place for everyone to live.
While I really hope to generate some extra dollars for CMHA Calgary, to me the financial elements are secondary to advocating for music as a healing tool, coping strategy and means for connection in a grassroots effort to combat the rising epidemic of mental health problems in our community and society. It’s so important.
2nd Annual Armbruster Invitational
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Armbruster Invitational. The tournament will be a 4-person scramble. Dinner will include prizes and opportunities for donations.
The $140 cost covers the golf and supper and every dollar raised will be going to CMHA Calgary's YouthSMART program & the Odyssey House in Grande Prairie. We will be building a big sponsorship acknowledgement banner for all the companies that sponsor & donate. We are not alone and together we can help each other.
Please sign up today!
Date: August 8, 2019
Price: $140 (includes dinner)
Venue: The Links of GlenEagles, 100 Gleneagles Drive, Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 1P5
12:00pm: Sign-in at Glen Eagles
- Come early, bbq lunch will be provided!
1:00pm: Shot Gun Start
5:30pm: Program Starts
- Thank you to sponsors
- Introduction to CMHA Calgary's YouthSmart & Odyssey House
- Prizes during supper
6:30pm: Program Continues
7:00 - 7:15pm: Close
Questions: Please contact by email
Tournament Organizer - Bios:
Blake Machan is a former multi-sport athlete who played football for the University of Calgary Dinos and the Calgary Stampeders. Read more...
Jon Armbruster currently lives in Calgary and has had the opportunity to live in Three Hills for a number of years. Read more...
CMHA Calgary believes that recovery is possible. Their recovery model focuses on wellness by shifting the emphasis from a narrow, limiting view of a diagnosis, towards empowering individuals, building their strengths, resiliency and hope for a meaningful life. Read more...
Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. They provide safe, secure, and supportive accommodation for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis, or in need of a housing alternative. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more...
2nd Annual Josie's Ride
Please join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 for Josie’s Ride for Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region. We will be hosting two spin classes at YYC Cycle, with all proceeds from the classes, raffle and silent auction going back to CMHA Calgary. The goal of this event is to remember Josie by combining a few of her favourite things - staying active and being surrounded by her community. Josie always made time to support the ones she loved and we hope to honour her legacy by raising money for CMHA Calgary, as mental health awareness is a cause that affects us all. Please join us on June 8, 2019 to raise money and make a difference in our community. If you are unable to attend one of the spin classes and would still like to donate, please use this page.
Every bit counts and your contribution will make a difference!
Music For Minds
I will be hosting a cabaret night with performances by local musicians and where speakers will share their own mental health stories. My goal is to raise awareness on mental health and how music can create survivors. The money raised will go towards supporting the programs at CMHA Calgary.
BAC Hockey is proud to host August 12-15, and 19-22 a Jr. Prep Camp for hockey players in the Calgary area that will be attending junior camps in the following weeks. The prep camp will consist of a series of cross ice small area games for players.
Our hope for the camp is to work with players, and ensure they are prepared for camps they are attending in the following weeks.
In our hockey community, the stigma of mental illness is alive, and very present. So, BAC Hockey is hopeful by joining forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region we can do our part to help normalize hockey, and mental illness just a little bit more. Let players know it’s ok, and they are not alone in their journey. I am hopeful this partnership will provide players an opportunity to just gather further awareness on the resources that are available to help them if they ever need.
Through our player registration, BAC Hockey will donate 5% of the proceeds back to CMHA Calgary for further mental health initiatives.