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Petes to Host Mental Health Awareness Game in Partnership with CMHA HKPR, presented by Teachers Life

The Peterborough Petes have partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) for a mental health awareness game on Thursday, February 7 at 7:05pm, presented by Teachers Life, when the Petes take on the Ottawa 67’s at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

The game day experience will have several features to promote the importance of mental health, including:

•     A CMHA HKPR-run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health and the organization’s community-based services

•     A ceremonial puck drop and cheque presentation from the Petes Education Fund to the CMHA HKPR/Tackle 55

•     Videos featuring Petes players talking about the importance of mental health

•     Public address announcements about mental health and CMHA HKPR

•     Mental health signs for fans to write on and show in unison at a designated stoppage in play

This mental health awareness game is part of the Petes’ ongoing partnership with CMHA HKPR and its Talk Today program, presented by Teachers Life. Originally launched by CMHA Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League in 2014, Talk Today provides an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of athletes across Canada. Through this program, over 1,000 OHL players and over 400 coaches, billets and staff have received mental health and suicide prevention training across the league.

The key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players about mental health and suicide prevention. Each team is also linked to a CMHA mental health coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need. Additionally, CMHA experts work with players from the Petes to deliver a basic in-class presentation about mental wellness to elementary school students.

CMHA HKPR is proud to have been involved in the development of this important program, in partnership with the Peterborough Petes.

Tickets for the game are still available, starting from $8.

For ticket information, contact the Peterborough Memorial Centre Baker Tilly Box Office at (705) 743-3561, online, or in person.

Read more about Talk Today here. Read more about Teachers Life at Teacherslife.com.

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