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Friday, October 8, 2021

Exciting Announcement

The Heroes Project is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Sinister Sports and The Canadian Death Race. 

As part of the Heroes Project commitment to help first responders combat occupational stress injuries and PTSD via outdoor recreational therapy. 

The management team from Sinister Sports has kindly donated two solo entries in this upcoming years race that will take place on July 30-31, 2022.

24 Hours

125 Kilometers 

Soloist 

Since the start of the millennium, racers have come to the Canadian Rockies to cheat Death in one of the world’s toughest ultramarathons.

The 125km course begins and ends on a 4200-foot plateau, passes over three mountain summits, and not only includes over 17,000 feet of elevation change but a major river crossing at the spectacular Hell’s Gate canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur Rivers.

Each year, extreme athletes push themselves to the limits of their endurance against the breathtaking background of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Well-trained and totally committed, they battle heat, cold, altitude, and their own demons. Finishing is the prize and the bragging rights are priceless.

If you are a first responder who is struggling or has struggled with an occupational stress injury or PTSD and would like to challenge yourself physically and mentally we would love to hear from you.

Please send your notice of intent and contact information to The Heroes Project.

Email: info@theheroesproject.ca 
Friday, October 8, 2021

Exciting Announcement

The Heroes Project is excited to announce that we are teaming up with OFF THE GRID Adventure Race. 

As part of the Heroes Project commitment to help first responders combat occupational stress injuries and PTSD via outdoor recreational therapy. 

The management team from OFF THE GRID Adventure Race has kindly donated a team entry in this upcoming years race that will take place on August 27, 2022.

12 – 14 Hours

45 – 65 Kilometers 

2 Teammates

OFF THE GRID is Northern Alberta’s premiere Adventure Race, showcasing the amazing terrain of the Peace Area and the challenges and experiences that it creates. Hosted in support of Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park, located in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.

If you are a first responder who is struggling or has struggled with an occupational stress injury or PTSD and would like to challenge yourself physically and mentally we would love to hear from you.

Please send your notice of intent and contact information to The Heroes Project.

Email: info@theheroesproject.ca 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Exciting Announcement

The Heroes Project is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Reboot Recovery. And for the first time this program will be offered in Canada. 

At REBOOT, we introduce people to the redemptive heart of God through our trauma healing courses and online community. Our programs provide a unique blend of clinical insight and Christian faith-based support. They are safe, private, peer-led, and outcomes-driven. Our military and first responder programs are offered at no cost to participants.

With nearly 300 course locations spanning 34 states and 8 countries. 

REBOOT Recovery is the largest peer-led trauma healing program in the world.

REBOOT First Responders is a 12-week, faith-based, peer-led course that helps first responders and their families heal from critical incident stress and trauma.

The practical tools and teaching found in this course are specifically designed for those within the law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency communications, hospital emergency and corrections communities.

If you or someone you love is suffering from the stress of the front lines, the time is now to break free from trauma and change your life.

Stay tuned for more information: 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Exciting Announcement

The Heroes Project is excited to announce that we are teaming up with a very talented local filmmaker Mariah Braun to develop a short film.

In 2019 and 2020 Mariah was awarded two Telus STORYHIVE grants to direct and produce her short films “Life Without Diagnosis” and “Able”.   

The film will highlight the struggles that first responders face when dealing with the stigma around occupational stress injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With stories of courage and hope to remind us that we are absolutely not alone.

Stay tuned for more information. 

Monday, June 1, 2021

Greenview Fire-Rescue Services PTSD Awareness T-Shirt Campaign launches

Greenview Regional Fire-Rescue Services has launched a new fundraiser aimed at supporting those living with PTSD and to help them have access to the resources and support groups they require.

Greenview Regional Fire-Rescue Services department has designed a custom “Help Fight PTSD T-shirt” to build awareness and raise funds to support The Heroes Project in Grande Prairie, who work to help those in need within the region.

Now, more than ever, officials say bringing awareness and supports to those who have post-traumatic stress disorder is essential. Even though Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatments work, it’s noted that most people who have PTSD don’t get the help they need.

Officials say these exclusive t-shirts will be available during the month of June for $20.00 each. All profits from the sale of the t-shirts will go directly to The Heroes Project, a Grande Prairie organization that supports PTSD awareness and intervention. T-Shirts are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for a child-size.

“Proceeds from this campaign will increase awareness of PTSD and the mental stress that First Responders are faced with,” stated Clarence Wesloski of The Heroes Project, in a press release. “If we lose one person to PTSD or mental illness, it’s one too many. These funds will help support programs like OSI-Can Alberta, which offers peer support groups for those suffering from Operational Stress Injuries and PTSD.”

During PTSD Awareness Month and throughout the entire year, you can help raise awareness about the many different PTSD treatment options available. You can make a difference in the lives of first responders, military veterans, frontline health workers, and any others who have experienced trauma. Officials say anyone can experience PTSD, but everyone can help.

“The importance of PTSD awareness and intervention at this time cannot be overemphasized. You do not need to be a soldier or a first responder to be exposed to situations that can cause PTSD,” says Regional Fire Chief Wayne Brown. “As the current COVID-19 pandemic ebbs and flows, PTSD numbers for our frontline workers are increasing, they are on the front lines every day, and it’s taking its toll. Our first responders are affected as well, with COVID adding an additional stressor when responding.”

To learn more and order a T-Shirt to support the initiative, visit mdgreenview.ab.ca

Thursday, August 12, 2021

GENERAL MOTORS HEROES Program

All of Canada thanks you. As do we.
 
In recognition of the selfless acts of service to our country and communities, General Motors is proud to show our appreciation by offering our Canadian Heroes a $1,000* bonus towards the purchase or lease of eligible new 2020 or 2021 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles. Canadian Forces personnel, First Responders and Professional Healthcare Workers are eligible.* Plus, this great new offer can be combined with other retail offers and partner programs!

Program Details

To participate, simply bring proof of eligibility to a local Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac dealership. They’ll be able to answer any and all questions regarding eligible vehicles, down payments, trade-ins, combining offers and more.

Eligibility 

Active Members / Reserves / Veterans

Spouses of any of the above including surviving spouses. 

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