Marguerite’s Ride booked for December version of the Festival4MentalHealth

The lineup for our Christmas version of the Festival4MentalHealth/Rockin’ the Bridge and our Spirit of Christmas fund raiser on Friday December 20th at 1466 Arlington St. is filling out nicely.

Marguerite’s Ride has just been booked for the evening and we’re still working on a couple more name acts.  Listen to Marguerite’s Ride great tune “Across the Mesa” Here.   Catch their act at approximately 7:45 pm.  The Quinton Blair Band starts the evening off at 6:15 pm.  SSCOPE member Craig Richardson will then play a soft rock and blues tweener set before the Marguerite’s Ride 40 minute set.

Watch for more announcement here at this website, on Facebook (sscopewinnipeg) and Twitter (sscopeinc).  Call 204 987-6300 for more details or to offer your volunteer help or financial donation for our fund raiser.

It’s Christmas + Rock at SSCOPE Treasures Coffeehouse December 21

Hoppin’ Hedges-An Indie Rock Alternative Group from Landmark, comprised of Dustin Toews and Evan Hildebrandt

Come early and hear some great performers on SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store CoffeeHouse Stage starting at 7:00 pm and then join the Christmas sing along and jamming at the end of the night as we ramp up the good feeling and Christmas spirit at 1466 Arlington St. just a fews before Christmas Day.

Hear Hoppin’ Hedges (link to their music Here) at 7:00 pm, Mountain Meets Prairie at 7:45 pm and The Riff Vandals (link to their music Here) at 8:30 pm.

The Riff Vandals play a variety of uptempo originals and covers that get the feet tappin’ and the hands clappin’ with some Christmas songs thrown on December 21 at SSCOPE.

Jamming and Christmas sing along at starting at approximately 9:15 pm.

All bands and performers are playing in support of SSCOPE’s programs in Winnipeg to support mental health recovery through real jobs, and helping SSCOPE raise additional funds during the Christmas season to ensure that SSCOPE’s over 75 currently active members-employees enjoy a great Christmas.

In 2012 close to 200 individuals will have worked for SSCOPE on a casual or part-time basis, with the organization aiming to get to 400 individuals they support in the next four years.

Admission is by Donation.  Food Services available.  For more information email or phone 204 987-6300

September 28 & October 24th Performance Stage Events At SSCOPE Set

SSCOPE issued this news release today. We are all excited to get the Music started again here 1466 Arlington and use our Big Screen and Projector to show Videos and Movies that tie in with the Music.

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SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Performance Stage—- Fall Performances start Friday September 28 at 1466 Arlington St…… Paradize: September 28th 8:15 pm….performing reggae and caribbean music October 24: Beatles Theme Night with a Twist (and Shout): Vote for the Best Beatles Songs Ever…

SSCOPE is resuming its regular monthly “Performance Stage Evenings….for Mental Health and SSCOPE” Friday September 28th Performing live will be Paradize at 8:15 pm with reggae and caribbean rhythms all night. It’s a Jammin’ night for sure in the Bob Marley tradition and a call to all Manitoba musicians to participate if they can, with the Marley video to be shown on the Big Screen at 7:00 pm.

Open Mic at the Treasures Stage on Performance Stage is available from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Admission is by donation, with great food and snacks available for purchase from SSCOPE’s Little Food Feat’s food truck.

Friday October 24 is set as a Beatles Theme Night, with Mark David Stollard and Friends and the Joy Diamond Band performing on a Beatles reworked and revisited theme night, with Beatles jams and karaoke throughout the afternoon and evening as well.

SSCOPE has also announced that it has set the weekend of May 24-262013for it’s 4th annual combined Festival4MentalHealth and the let’s get the summer started” Rockin’ the Bridge music and street festival and public awareness day, for indoors and outdoors at both 1466 Arlington St and Downtown Winnipeg. Many of the performers from previous years are returning, and bookings from new Groups and Performers are now being accepted.

The September 28th event will kick off SSCOPE’s HIRE US…forGood! community awareness campaign and SSCOPE’s Fall Cleanup yard work in October in the community, with homeowners, businesses and organizations encouraged to hire SSCOPE’s members to help support our mission of providing real work…real jobs to those with mental health problems who otherwise would not be working.

Our standards are as high as others, our leaders are well qualified and our employee base wants and needs more work, said Bob Rempel, Executive Director. Call SSCOPE at 987-6302 to get the process started. Winter Snow Shoveling and Snow Removal services for November through March are also ready to be booked.

All forms of financial support and partnerships are most welcome, as we strive to create more employment for those with mental health and related disabilities in ways that benefit both the community and our members.  It can be as simple as hiring SSCOPE to cut your lawn or clean up and clean out your garage and basement and haul items away for recycling with our 3 ton truck,” he said.

SSCOPE assisted 140 employee members in 2011, with casual and part time employment in its various social enterprises, up from 87 the previous year. Approximately $135,000 was currently paid out in wages and benefits to those with a mental health disability or issue, working for SSCOPE. Ten to 15 new applications for employment are received every month.

For more information about donations to Treasures or the event, please contact our office at 987-6300 or email

(Media Contact: Bob Rempel, 987-6302 (office direct) or 250-6300 (mobile)