Festival4MentalHealth Receives First Sponsor Committment

SSCOPE’s Festival4MentalHealth May 24-26, also known and marketed as Rockin’ the Bridge, has received is first sponsor committment for 2013.

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The Assiniboine Credit Union has confirmed sponsorship support for the fourth consecutive year this past week for Winnipeg’s first summer festival of the year.  The event involves great music, food and events over the weekend all for increased awareness of mental health issues, and SSCOPE’s work, with everyone donating their services and time to the cause.

“The Assiniboine Credit Union has been working with us for a number of years and we are pleased they see fit to continue to support our Festival and the concept of bring the community together to enjoy great music and experiences in the interest of reducing the stigma about mental health.  They are one of Winnipeg’s leading corporate and business citizens in our minds, and really walk the talk,” said Bob Rempel, Executive Director of SSCOPE.

This year’s event will be held both at downtown locations and and at 1466 Arlington St., both indoors and outdoors as a Street Festival.

More volunteers and additional performers are needed and welcomed as we grow, said Rempel, and they should contact the Festival’s co-ordinator at 204 987-63000 or email “sscope@sscope.org

More announcements of additional sponsors and performers will be made in the next few weeks, including a possible title sponsor, said Rempel, as more support for mental health discussion and services is evident in the interest we see from businesses and community organizations.