Clara Hughes and her Big Ride Comes to Grand Forks

This afternoon one of Canada’s premiere Olympic athletes, Clara Hughes, came to town.

Tied with Cindy Klassen for the most Olympic medals won by a Canadian, the only person to win multiple medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, Officer of the Order of Canada – Clara isn’t content with resting on her laurels. She’s involved in humanitarian causes and doesn’t shirk from putting in effort in addition to adding her name.

This time she’s involved with Bell Canada bringing Clara’s Big Ride to town. That’s part of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to open up the discussion on Mental Health issues and reduce the stigma associated with it. Having Clara Hughes speak about how it has affected her personally is helping convince others to also share their experiences and stories. And Talk about it.

Bell Canada is sponsoring this 110 day journey across this country of ours. Also sponsoring are Canadian Tire, BMO, Cisco, President’s Choice, Aimia, Lundbeck Canada and Samsung.

Watch the event below.


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