Submitted by Erin Woytiuk
On Saturday morning, more than 200 community residents descended upon Centennial Park Track to take part in the first annual Bridging Communities Mental Health Run.
The day was opened by Erin Woytiuk, Mental Health Capacity Building Co-ordinator for Living Sky and Light of Christ school divisions. The theme of the run was Mental Health awareness through inclusion.
The racers ranged from two years old to 92 thanks to All Out Graphics sponsoring the Better Together 1K distance.
Organizers were pleased to have Mayor Ryan Bater and Mayor Ames Leslie provide welcoming remarks. They also had the privilege of Tarrant and Celeste Crosschild from Child of the Cross Running Clinics in attendance. The outpouring of support was overwhelming, which speaks to the need for continued community events that are accessible for all.