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Past Events (2009)

CMHA Christmas Luncheon

This year’s annual CMHA Christmas Luncheon was held on December 11th at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club. Those attending included clients and ex-clients of CMHA, CMHA staff, Santa, IRHA Mental Health Workers and other IRHA employees, along with friends and family.

A delicious turkey dinner was served while everyone acquainted themselves in the festive atmosphere. Special thanks to the Selkirk Golf & Country Club for doing another marvelous job catering for the CMHA.

Housing and Support Discussion Groups

CMHA would like to thank all those who participated in the Housing and Supports Discussion Groups that took place on Monday, November 30th/2009. The information gathered from each group has been held as highly successful and provided exceptional insight into housing and supports services.

These discussion groups were approved by the Cross Department Co-ordination Initiative unit of the Province of Manitoba. Invited to attend were people with lived experience of mental illness and family members or other caregivers of mental health consumers. The overarching focus of the discussion groups was to look at housing and support services. Discussion groups explored issues relating to: mental health recovery and what it means to be in recovery, identification of needs and choices related to housing and support services and the review of housing options.

Information from discussion groups is geared towards helping develop new housing and service projects currently underway with the Manitoba Government.

Mental Health Awareness Gala Event

On Thursday, September 24th, 2009, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Interlake Region held a fundraising event in support of “Mental Health Promotion & Awareness”

The Keynote Speaker for the evening was Doreen Fey, Vice President of Planning for the IRHA. Entertainment was provided by Canadian comedian Big Daddy Tazz.

The evening was held at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club
The Minister of Healthy Living, Kerri Irvin-Ross spoke briefly before supper.

Cocktails: 5:30pm
Speaker: Kerri Irvin-Ross 5:45pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Keynote: Doreen Fey 7:00pm
Entertainment: Big Daddy Tazz 8:00pm

This event sold out!
Thank you to everyone who attended.

If you would like more information on Mental Health Promotion & Awareness, please contact the CMHA-Interlake office at 482-9723, a staff member will be happy to assist you.

2009 Annual BBQ

Each year CMHA-Interlake holds an annual BBQ celebration for its clients and workers.

It was with enormous success that the “Canadian” themed BBQ took place the afternoon of August 14th, 2009 at the Interlake – Croatian Community Centre. Prizes were awarded to the best dressed individuals and all silent auction draws and raffle draws were met with excitment and enjoyment. Organized games and music provided the entertainment for the event.

These annual barbeques rely on donations from outside sources that go towards supplies and prizes. We would like to thank all of this years donator’s who made the event possible.

Additional to the donations made by individuals and organizations, CMHA-Interlake holds a draw worth $1000.00 to fundraise for the BBQ. We would also like to take this chance to thank all those who purchased one of these tickets and those responsible for selling them.

Special thanks to Kim Canvin and Karen Sinclair who headed the event.