More than 150 students from two city elementary schools joined forces to complete a wet but fun Ride Don’t Hide event on June 9.
The senior grades from Lakeroad School joined their counterparts at Cathcart Boulevard for the second annual “School Ride” in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
The skies open up and at times poured as groups of students made their way along Cathcart Boulevard to the newly resurfaced Howard Watson Nature Trail for the 10 kilometre ride.
On June 26, thousands of Canadians in 29 communities will participate in the national Ride Don’t Hide, created to break the stigma of mental illness and raise money for local programs.
Cathcart Boulevard principal Yvette Gilfoyle, who has spoken openly about her own battles with depression, launched Sarnia’s first “School Ride” last year.
“I finally wanted to make a statement,” she told The Journal at the time.
“I want kids to know that it’s OK to talk about it, and that there’s support for them.”
The Lambton Kent ride on Sunday begins at the Mooretown Sports Complex and takes place on the St. Clair River Trail, with routes for family, recreational and experienced cyclists.
For more, visit http://ridedonthide.com/on/ride/lambton-kent/ or contact Angela Kirkland at 519-337-5411 or [email protected]