WHAT IS THE NO SURRENDER HOCKEY CHALLENGE?
No Surrender is a hockey tournament designed to raise awareness and funds in support of the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association).
Participants will make up teams in Mens and Old Timers divisions. Running Saturday evening & Sunday, the event takes place during the last week-end in May (not May 2-4)..
WHEN: May 27-28, 2017 - Start time is 3PM first game is 4:15PM
WHERE: Campus Ice Centre @ Durham College & UOIT
WHO: Anyone who loves the game of hockey and feels that they have what it takes to rise to the challenge of a day of fun on the ice. All are welcome. Skill level should be no obstacle.
HOW: Registrar here
To erase the stigma associated with Mental Illness and raise funds in support for the CMHA.
The reality is that 1 in every 5 Canadians is coping with mental health challenges.
This is a cause that directly affects all of us. If you are not fighting the illness yourself, then you know someone who is battling the condition.
The stigma associated with mental health issues is a big reason why many people aren't getting the help that they need. This stigma exists because until recently, mental illness has been unfairly associated with weakness. The people afflicted have carried the burden in silence for fear of being ostracized in their communities. The more we raise awareness and educate people about mental health, the more we break down the negative perceptions surrounding it.
We're running this event to shed light on the subject of mental illnesses with the goal in mind of one day enabling people to discuss it more openly. We believe this is the key to empowering people so that they can seek out help without fear or worry.
To learn more about the Canadian Mental Health Association go to: www.cmha.ca