Helping the Helpers


Posted at 2:11 pm on October 27, 2017

The fourth annual “Helping the Helpers” Awareness and Education Day for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is this weekend.  It will once again be hosted at St. FX University in the Schwartz auditorium.  The event is a sell-out, with all 300 seats taken; there is a waiting list should there be any last minute cancellations.
 One of the organizers of the event, John Garth MacDonald says it will be a full day of education and awareness on PTSD that affects front-line professionals, friends and peers.
Registration begins at 7:45 Saturday morning and sessions begin at 8:30.
MacDonald would like to thank the community and sponsors for their support.  As a follow up to the conference there will be the first annual Inspector Tony Perry Memorial hockey game on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Antigonish arena featuring the RCMP and First Responders


Posted at 9:49 am on August 11, 2017

It’s a chance to take your motorcycle for a ride for a good cause.  On Saturday, there’s the Antigonish Motorcycle Road Rally in Support of PTSD.  Money raised from the road rally will defray some of the costs for the Helping the Helpers Awareness and Education Day for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at St. FX University on October 28th.
One of the organizers of the event, Doug Holmes,  says registration will be Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10 at the Antigonish County Firehall.
Registration is 40 dollars.  Members of the public can also drop by to donate to the rally. Rain date for the event is Sunday
Last year was the first rally, attracting 50 bikes.