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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.
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.
A bittersweet ending to a great weekend at SSCOPE so many people coming together and celebrating hope for a better life for those with mental health problems through employment and supports.
At about 9:15 pm we lost George, who was one of our own for the past six months, and loved by everyone. For some inexplicable reason he darted out the front door and right into the street in front of oncoming traffic. We’ll never understand, as we’ve all seen this a thousand times only to see him stop quickly and just casually walk around the building and come back in the other entrance.
Please join us this Wednesday, May 30, at 12:15 pm at SSCOPE 1466 Arlington St. to share stories and say final goodbyes to George, a real friend and member of our SSCOPE family. Only if you had lived with us for the past months and seen the involvement of all 70 or so of us in his life daily in a caring way, and his in our work life, would you understand our need for full closure.
“Shower those you love with love, show them the way that you care, things will be much better if you only will…by James Taylor, ”Shower The People” is an unofficial SSCOPE theme about the power of unconditional love…it very much applies to our life with George. R.I.P. George.
It keeps getting better for Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 for SSCOPE and Mental Health. We’ve confirmed our Friday night May 25th acts now with country singer Stu Porteous at 7:00 pm and Mike J.T. Melnyk and The Flip Cats with a rockabilly set at 8:00 pm. Saturday is set for two stages and nearly twenty performers in total both days.
View the latest news release and Set Times Here.
Come on out for equal parts of Fun and Frolic and Fund Raising for SSCOPE and Mental Health.