Governor General of Canada



Governor General of Canada

May 03, 2013 15:57 ET

Media Advisory: Their Excellencies to Attend Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom), in Ottawa.

"On the occasion of Mental Health Week, let's come together as Canadians to break down the stigmas associated with this widespread health issue and to stand shoulder to shoulder with those burdened by mental illness," said Her Excellency. "David and I are adding our voices to all those who already work so hard to make a difference."

During the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala dinner, Her Excellency will deliver remarks on the importance of raising awareness about mental health. Later in the evening, Their Excellencies will assist in presenting the award to the first Champion.

About the Champions of Mental Health Awards

The annual Champions of Mental Health Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mental health agenda in Canada. Organized by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), this event brings together political decision makers, business leaders, members of the national media, sponsors and other stakeholders. More information on the 2013 award winners is available online at http://camimh.ca/2013/04/press-release-april-08-2013-2013-champions-of-mental-health-award-winners/. For more information on the CAMIMH, visit www.camimh.ca.

Media wishing to cover the event must confirm their attendance with the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.

Mental Health Week takes place from May 6 to 12, 2013.

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Contact Information

  • Media information:
    Marie-Pierre Belanger
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    613-998-9166
    marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca

    Kalene DeBaeremaeker
    Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health
    613-233-8906
    613-857-1758 (cell.)
    champions@miaw.ca