Several Port Alberni agencies have teamed up to create the first annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness community event.
Elia Nicholson-Nave from Kuu-us Crisis Line Society, Gloria Fred and Judy Rumney from the Tseshaht First Nation and Susan Massop from the Alberni-Clayoquot Metis Association are some of the people who have organized the event taking place Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Clutesi Haven Marina.
Representatives from the Hupacasath First Nation have also been involved in preparing this informational event.
“This event is about celebrating life,” says Nicholson-Nave.
Organizers feel it’s time to bring the subject of suicide out in the open and to bring awareness to the public about it.
The free event will include information booths from service providers, “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, facepainting for kids and a Circle of Life cakewalk to name a few.
For more information, please call 250-723-4050.