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March for mental health awareness Health-Champlain East chapter (CAMH) organized the Oct. 6 event to finish off the week-long celebration of mental health ser- vices and awareness both in the Town of Hawkesbury and throughout the Prescott- Russell region. CAMH representative Line Lapensée described the event as a “great finish” for the week-long campaign. “People are getting more aware of it


to join in a flashmob gathering at the village centre in a show of support for mental health and counselling programs available to resi- dents of Hawkesbury and other communities in the Prescott-Russell region. Students from several local high schools took time out frommorning classes to take part in both the march and a “flash mob” gathering in the downtown core, which fea- tured student-initiated songs and dancing, and also presentation from the CAMH of the Hope Award to Véronique Portelance, a local resident who has dealt with her own problems with help from local counsellors and now assists the local CMHA agency’s family needs programas well as volunteering time as amotivational speaker in the region for the association. Lapensée noted that statistics show one in five Canadians experience some kind of emotional or psychological problem, ran- ging from severe stress to deep depression or any one of a number of mental health issues. Besides raising the public profile of good mental health, Lapensée noted that another goal of events like theMental Illness Awareness Walk (MIAW) is to help erase the stigma of mental health problems. “We want to take the shame away,” she said. “We want people to be able to come in and say ‘I’m not feeling good, I need help.’ So they can live a more productive life. More information on the CMHA and the services it provides are available at www. or by phone to 1-800-493-8271. SOUS LES FEUX DE LA RAMPE

Young and old, more than 150 people took to the streets in the Town of Hawkesbury Friday morning for a march to the centre of town in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada. The Canadian Association for Mental

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(mental health),” Lapensée said during an interview following the walk. Marchers gathered at Le Centre Viens et Vois onMary Street inHawkesbury for a pre- walk orientation session. Waving placards, singing and dancing to recordedmusic, and with an OPP patrol car to lead the way as escort, marchers made their way downtown Plus de 150 personnes, les jeunes et les personnes âgées ont pris d’assaut les rues de la ville de Hawkesbury le vendredi matin 6 octobre, pour une marche au centre- ville afin de célébrer la Semaine nationale de sensibilisation à la santé mentale au Canada. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

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Félicitations! M&M de Rockland sous nouvelle direction

EAP, éditeur de journaux à Lachute au Québec, ainsi qu’à Hawkesbury, Rockland et Embrun, en Ontario, est à la recherche d’un JOURNALISTE pour les régions de Lachute et Hawkesbury

En collaboration avec le directeur de l’information, le candidat sélectionné devra :

• identifier, effectuer les recherches et rédiger des articles sur une variété de sujets, • effectuer des entrevues et rédiger des portraits inspirants sur des leaders et d’autres membres de la communauté, • travailler de près avec les membres de la communauté et entretenir de bonnes relations, obtenir de l’information ainsi que des photos pour les journaux imprimés et nos plateformes électroniques, • couvrir différents événements, prendre des photos, faire des vidéos, mettre à jour le site Web et effectuer d’autres tâches, selon les besoins.

Le candidat sélectionné devra être en mesure de rédiger en français, mais la capacité de rédiger dans les deux langues sera considérée un atout.

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Veuillez faire parvenir votre CV au Directeur de l’information, François Legault, Pour de plus amples renseignements : 1-613-443-2741

M&M de Rockland est maintenant sous nouvelle direction et c’est en grande pompe que les nouveaux propriétaires ont récemment souligné l’évènement. De gauche à droite, on reconnaît les députés provincial et fédéral, Grant Crack et Francis Drouin, Élysabelle, Léticia et Zachary Plante, enfants des nouveaux propriétaires, Louise et Éric Plante, Sandra Ferguson, directrice de secteur de M&M, ainsi que Guy Desjardins, maire de Clarence-Rockland.

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