Journey to Hope Moose Jaw will be hosting its annual fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre.

The major theme this year is "Never Alone", with sub-themes of Hope, Healing, and Honouring.

The event gets underway at 10 a.m. with music by Nick Myers. The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. with presentations from Dusti Hennenfent (CMHA) and Isabel Hanson Kenowekesequape. There will also be a musical performance from Journey to Hope member Nicole Hebert.

"It's an opportunity for people to come together and stand in solidarity and be nurtured and raise funds for suicide awareness and prevention in our community," said Journey to Hope Moose Jaw Chair Della Ferguson. "We work very hard all year long and this is for mental wellness aspects and initiatives and sponsoring training for suicide awareness and prevention."

Those attending are encouraged to bring a framed picture of a loved one for the memorial display.

The draw for the quilt raffle will also be made during the event.

"Joyce Aitken makes a memorial quilt in memory of her husband and this year it's a phenomenal queen-sized butterfly quilt," mentioned Ferguson.

Tickets for the quilt raffle are $2.00 each and can be purchased by e-mailing: Pledge forms can also be obtained at the same e-mail address.

Funds raised will be used locally. Journey to Hope sponsors suicide prevention training and mental health advocate speakers, in addition to screening for mental health in schools.


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