View today’s coverage of SSCOPE and our Rockin’ the Bridge festival by Doug Lunney of the Winnipeg Sun HERE or view it below
Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health by SSCOPE is set for May 24 & 25 at 1466 Arlington Street. The public event, which is both a public awareness effort about mental health recovery and the work SSCOPE does, and a fund raising effort for SSCOPE, is now in it’s fourth year.
This year SSCOPE is raising funds (the Bricks & Mortar for People retail campaign) to expand it’s Thrift Shop approach in other areas of Winnipeg to expand on its work at 1446 Arlington St, and continue providing retail level employment for its members and assist the community with additional recycling and reuse efforts.
SSCOPE provided jobs and income to just under 200 member employees in 2012 and average bi-monthly payrolls average 50-60 program individuals. It’s goal with sufficient community support is to continue to expand it’s supported employment and training programs delivered through social enterprises to at 400 individuals by 2016, with expansion of offices and stores throughout Winnipeg.
View and Download the News Release and Lineup ( on page 2) by clicking the link HERE
or view it below.
It’s Friday April 26 we begin to rock with Termanil starting at 6:15 pm and it’s our sincere tongue in cheek hope that we’ll have our outdoor patio functioning by that time. We’re really proud of our 3 great acts; it’s a wonderful bill and a great preview for our May event. Note: Our 8:15 act has had to reschedule so in that time period we will have an Open Jam and the Announcements of the Bands and other Artists playing at our May 24-25th Rockin’ the Bridge/Festival4MentalHealth 2013.
View the News Release HERE and the Poster HERE. The news release has details on how you can come on out and make a donation to SSCOPE and get free door prize tickets and reserved seating for May 24-25, our 4th annual Rockin’ the Bridge-Festival4MentalHealth Friday-Saturday community event.
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Winnipeg’s first summer festival!
Troy Westwood, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber, also known as Little Hawk in performances, and now a radio host at Sports1290 in Winnipeg, has committed to supporting SSCOPE’s Festival4MentalHealth and is our first announcement for new performers in 2013. He will also serve as a celebrity M.C. for our 2013.
SSCOPE also announced that Mark David Stallard, is returning as a Performer for the event, and has agreed to act as a Performers’ representative and spokesperson for interviews and talk shows in promoting the 2013 event and the SSCOPE cause. Stallard is a Winnipeg singer-songwriter who has performed several times on the SSCOPE Treasures Stage.
The Festival, also know as Rockin’ the Bridge for the North End Street Festival portion, will be held from May 24-26 in downtown and at 1466 Arlington St.
SSCOPE’s Festival4MentalHealth May 24-26, also known and marketed as Rockin’ the Bridge, has received is first sponsor committment for 2013.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.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.
Live Fridays are back January 25th at SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Cafe and Coffeehouse Stage starting at 6:45 pm. Come out and hear Mykala Zacharias (link to reverbnation website), The Davis Brothers and Unkl Elephant (click for You Tube link) as they play sets of folk, classic rock and blues, and originals that will get your hands clapping and feet moving. Please mark the date now and come out and support Manitoba’s great musicians who entertain and support SSCOPE’s work to make this community a more caring and healthier community for everyone.
Mark the dates of May 24-26 as well for SSCOPE’s fourth annual Rockin’ the Bridge-Festival4MentalHealth music festival and community days.