Rockin’ the Bridge on May 25th Global News

Thanks to Global News for a great piece on SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Bridge after spending Saturday afternoon with us at the Festival.  Marvin Thiessen, SSCOPE’s operations supervisor and lead singer for The Home Street Band and Derek Marker, SSCOPE employee member are interviewed, along with Executive Director Bob Rempel.

Thank You To Performers and Volunteers

It was another great and successful year for SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health on May 24-25 2013.

We are so grateful and blessed by our performers and volunteers and we thank them all for participating, many year after year.

Our goals are limited but realistic: an opportunity for a better conversation with the community about what SSCOPE is and does and whom it serves, and how living with mental health problems can be improved for the individual and society by a real jobs within a supportive environment.

Go to YouTube and view many of the performances from 2013 Rockin’ the Bridge Festival and vote for the most popular and best performers with your Likes. YouTube videos click HERE.

Watch for a SSCOPE CD of songs from performers at the 2013 Festival coming soon.

Member’s Statement by MLA Melanie Wight May 27, 2013

Melanie Wight MLA for Burrows presented a Private Member’s Statement to celebrate the contributions of SSCOPE Inc., a non-profit organization based in north Winnipeg. It provides employment opportunities and other supports to individuals coping with mental illness. She is pictured with SSCOPE Executive Director Bob Rempel, Minister of Housing and Community Development Kerri Irvin-Ross and Minister of Health Theresa Oswald.

SSCOPE was deeply honoured on Monday May 27th by this Member’s Statement in the Manitoba Legislature by the MLA for Burrows, Melanie Wight.

MLA for Burrows, Melanie Wight

 

View the statement HERE

Ministers of Housing and Health Kerri Irvin-Ross and Theresa Oswald posed later with MLA Wight and Bob Rempel, Executive Director of SSCOPE for the presentation of the Members Statement and privately thanked SSCOPE as well and promised to seek additional ways their two departments can support SSCOPE’s work.  (We reveal it here first!)