Elk Valley Suicide Task Force

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force for an evening of raising awareness for suicide prevention, speakers sharing their personal stories, music, and a candlelit memorial walk. Special Guest Speaker: Adam Campbell.

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an opportunity to educate others by raising awareness of suicide and to promote action that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally. The first WSPD was launched in Stockholm on September 2003 as an initiative of International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a way of focusing attention on Suicide and confirming the message: Suicides Are Preventable.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 
5:00am

Ride dusk to dawn in the name of mental health and suicide awareness in the Elk Valley.

For registration please go here.

Thanks to the many sponsors, there are amazing prices to win! Registering by June 16th will automatically enter you into this draw.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, June 24, 2022
Time: 
9pm until late

Join us on June 24th from 9pm for a night of Drinks, Dancing and Drag with some amazing local talent!

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase at The Grand Central Fernie. Fundraising for Elk Valley Suicide Task Force.

Studies show that spending time in nature can improve our mental health and sharpen our cognition. It came to no surprise then that when a local avid biker decided to bike from sunrise to sunset for Summer Solstice in 2020, as the pandemic was in its infancy and we were faced with so many unknowns, he approached the Elk Valley Suicide Task force to partner and raise much needed funds and awareness through what would be called the Solstice Ride for Mental Health. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week until Tue Mar 29 2022.
Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force is offering a 2-day Mental Health 1st Air Course to all Elk Valley residents.

Available March 26th and 27th or March 28th and 29th

Registration fee is $200. Due to community support and grants they are able to offer the course for $20. To secure your spot, they kindly ask you to etransfer this to elkvalleystf@gmail.com and which dates you would like to attend.

Event Date(s): 
Monday, March 7, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Use creation to clear your mind at the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force’s Art Cleansing Sessions. This is not an art class, but an art experience. This sessions focus is on building community and connection, rather than skills. Surrender to the cathartic benefits of creative expression and find joy in times of darkness by delving into your imagination with curiosity.

It’s the day before the first Mighty Moose Dragathon. Strutting down 2nd Ave in my thigh-high burgundy heels, a sexy coal miner gives me $100 and a warm, passionate kiss on the lips…

OK, OK the kiss was B.S. but he did give me $100 after we had a long conversation about mental health in the Elk Valley.

This weekend on the eve of the Summer Solstive, people in the Elk Valley will be biking from sunrise to sunset... some the entire time. Some doing shorter, family-friendly sections. Others joining friends, remembering those lost to mental illness by riding one of their favourite trails. It all started last year as a fundraiser for the newly formed Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. This year, in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Bike Club they are raising awareness and working towards ending the stigma around mental illness. We caught up a member of the Task Force, Ev Eijsermans to learn more and here is what she had to say!