Community Liaison and Hairdressing instructor, Stephanie Tremblay, represented the NOVA Career Centre at the Recovery Day event on September 19th, at Girouard Park. Several federal election candidates were on-hand at the event (New Democratic Party, Green Party, Liberal Party candidates) and mentioned how impressed they were with the services and programs offered by NOVA after visiting our Career Information Booth.
A NATIONAL CELEBRATION
Recovery Day was first celebrated in the cities of Vancouver and Victoria (B.C.) on September 30th 2012 as a public display of “freedom from addiction”. Since then, the movement has spread throughout Canada, encompassing communities large and small, from West to East. We come together in the month of September to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of millions of Canadians.
Now in its fourth year, these events from across the country bring communities together. Cities host a variety of different events such as community fairs with exhibits from local service providers, mutual support groups and musical entertainment. Others will highlight various forms of performing and creative arts found in the recovery community. While other events host breakfasts, BBQs, and luncheons. Invited guests may include local politicians, government officials, professionals and personalities who come forward to offer their stories of recovery and/or support. Many communities reach out to their local governments to have the day of their event declared an official “Recovery Day” in their city. Each community has a unique approach but we stand united together in our message of hope.
For more information: www.recovery.ca
Photo: Kaitlin Sexton (Chair) Patricia Goldman (Co-Chair), Stephanie Tremblay and participants.