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Summit for Mental Health & Wellness 2019: Raising Funds to Help Canadian Veterans & Their Families

Shirley Amy
August 29, 2019

Canmore Cave Tours and The PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Foundation), have just published details on their upcoming annual fundraising event: “Into the Summit for Mental Health and Wellness.” This will mark the third year for this much awaited assembly, which generates so much good for veterans and their families across Canada.

So What is it All About?

The goal of this unusual event, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 10, this year, is to heighten people’s mindfulness of the consequences of war; and raise money for Canadian veterans and their families who are battling the unrelenting effects of  PTSD, depression, and other mental illness issues [1]. This will be done through 32 brave volunteers who will embark on an Indiana Jones type mission.

Rat’s Nest Cave

This is the wonderful name of the wild 4 km long cave, near Canmore, Alberta, which is situated below Grotto Mountain, and filled with all kinds of skeletons and bones. Participants are invited to explore this amazing feat of nature, by sliding, crawling, climbing, and getting through ancient cave formations and water-torn passages.

Unexplored Frontiers

Caves represent one of our world’s remaining unexplored frontiers. In fact, last year: “the deepest cave in Canada was confirmed near Fernie, British Columbia. The cave, named Bisaro Anima, honours Private Torindo Bisaro, a soldier of the Black Watch Regiment who was lost in World War II” [1]. And it is members of the Bisaro Anima Cave expedition team, that will lead attendees into Rat’s Nest Cave.

Raising Funds For the Adventure

Each of the 32 adventurers are raising money to be part of this exciting challenge. “Proceeds will be used to fund non-clinical therapies for military veterans and their families. Over $125,000 was raised from the 2016 and 2017 campaigns – during which participants climbed to the summits of Mount Buller and Mount Farquhar in Kananaskis County”.

Shirley Amy

Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who's published 4 books. Her  interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.

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