The Harrison Highlanders perform at the fifth Annual Agassiz Harrison Defeat Depression Walk in 2016. Image credit/Submitted

The Harrison Highlanders perform at the fifth Annual Agassiz Harrison Defeat Depression Walk in 2016. Image credit/Submitted

Walk to defeat depression seeks to raise awareness on mental health issues

Depression is a common illness affecting many individuals and families. This Sunday, June 4, the Sixth Annual Agassiz Harrison Defeat Depression Walk takes place in Harrison Hot Springs. This family-friendly event is held to promote awareness and raise funds used to provide critical supports and services to families within the community affected by depression and other mental health issues.

Seventy five percent of monies raised stay within the community. This year the Walk has partnered with Agassiz Harrison Community Services and The Help Project.

This is a free event but any and all donations are gratefully accepted and all donations of $25 or more receive a tax receipt.

Events kick off at 11 a.m. with the first speaker of the Wellness Toolbox, Elizabeth Mueller.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony starts at 12: 30 p.m.

Walk commences at 1 p.m. accompanied by the Harrison Highlanders.

The event is held on the beachside of Esplanade Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs, across from the Memorial Hall. Watch for the tents, the STAR-FM news cruiser, and the flying blue elephants!

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