Stigma Enigma’s Annual Mingle For Mental Health features an evening with four-time Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann at the Caboto Club on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The Committee Members of Stigma Enigma, headed by Founder, local Family Physician, Dr. Patrick Smith, are thrilled to announce that Silken Laumann will be the Guest Speaker at this year’s Stigma Enigma Annual Event.
Guests will enjoy an elegant evening of live music, delicious food, raffles and silent auctions.
Tickets are $150 each or $1300.00 for a table of 10.
Available by contacting the following;
Maryvale Children’s Mental Health Centre
Open Monday–Friday 9am-4pm
Dr. Pat Smith’s office (Medical Cosmetics) at Riverside Medical Centre
Mondays 9am-12pm and Fridays 1pm-4pm
Tax receipts available upon request.
All proceeds to benefit Maryvale Children’s Mental Health Centre.
Maryvale is a local agency that helps youth in our area who are facing mental health issues, counselling, day treatment and the Rotary Home for quick intake of youth at high risk for suicide.
Connie Martin, Executive Director of Maryvale stated that “The influx of the enormous donations receive through this yearly event allows us to hire additional full time therapists to significantly increase the number of teens seen who are currently waiting for counselling-which is a high demand area. In excess of 100 teens that were in great distress were counselled quickly last year due to the Stigma Enigma donation. These teens may otherwise have had to wait extended periods of time for counselling or fallen through the cracks.”
About Silken Laumann
Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann, one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders and bestselling author will be the featured guest speaker.
Silken’s Olympic story is legendary and inspirational. As reigning world champion, Silken fought back from a devastating rowing accident to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Her stunning 10-week recovery and her courage in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles endeared her in the hearts of Canadians. Silken was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, having won three Olympic medals and four World Championships. She is also the two-time winner of the Canadian Female Athlete of the Year award and recipient of the Lou Marsh award in 1992, as Canada’s top athlete. Although her competitive rowing career ended in 1999, her ability to inspire continues.
Silken is authentic and honest about her life journey. In her memoir, Unsinkable, Silken shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered and overcome.
Laumann will share her personal story and struggles with anorexia, cutting and other self-harming behaviour at the 4th Annual Stigma Enigma Mingle For Mental Health in Windsor, Ontario on November 11, 2017.