Community Supports CMHA Fundraiser at Au Vieux Duluth

Community Supports CMHA Fundraiser at Au Vieux Duluth
CMHA staff and volunteers: Chantal Tessier, Connie Steele, Trish Tremblay, Angele D'Alessio, and Kyrah Tremblay (Photo : Jason Setnyk)

Cornwall, Ontario – The community showed overwhelming support for mental health at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Champlain East fundraiser at Au Vieux Duluth on May 8.

The fundraiser saw lots of community participation. For example, radio personality Dan Allaire greeted guests as they entered. Also, Kayla Clermont of Peace Machine Tattoo set up her mobile tattoo centre van in the parking lot to help raise additional funds. Plus, LOL Entertainment took part.

Chantal Tessier, the Manager of Education and Volunteers at CMHA Champlain East, extended her gratitude. “Your presence and contributions today underscore a community deeply committed to mental health and wellness,” Tessier said at the event.

Tessier stressed the importance of the funds being raised. “The funds raised directly support our educational programs and mental health initiatives right here in our schools and community, making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve,” she noted. The programs aim to provide mental health education, social activities, and lessons on resiliency for students, which are crucial for their everyday skills and overall well-being.

Alexandre Paradis, the owner of Au Vieux Duluth, played a significant role in the event’s success through his unwavering support and hospitality. “Alex’s partnership is invaluable, and we deeply appreciate his enthusiasm for our cause,” Tessier remarked.

Attendees enjoyed delicious food, quality entertainment, an auction, and a photo booth, all while raising funds to support mental health.

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