The Dauphin HERO Club officially welcomed all to the site of their new home as part of its grand reopening and 25th Anniversary celebrations May 9th near the Dauphin Friendship Centre. The Friendship Centre provided a permanent space, within their Youth Centre Building, to accommodate the Club —who lost their old home when the Bond Building was devastated by fire in early February 2019.
“It’s like the phoenix, rising from the ashes and that’s what the resiliency of this Club, the program and its members and supporters is all about,” stated Jim Price, Community Mental Health Worker, for Prairie Mountain Health.
“We are so very grateful to the Dauphin Friendship Centre for all their assistance to make this much-anticipated day become reality,” Price stated.
The Dauphin HERO Club had been situated in the Bond Building since 2004. Many would be familiar with some of the Club’s initiatives, which include the Hot Dog Cart (that operates for a part of the year) as well as the “You’ve Been Hugged by Snoopy” campaign. The HERO Club is also a key partner in the ‘Chase the Chill’ initiative every year along with the Parkland Crossing Greenhouse project
PMH provides coordination and other assistance to the HERO Club through its mental health program. Dauphin is one of four HERO Club sites within the health region (established in 1994). Roblin, Russell and Swan River are the others.
The Manitoba Government Employees Union, through a Board of Directors Fundraiser, donated $2,750 to the Dauphin HERO Club after the celebrations.
Fellowship, displays, personal stories, and cutting of the Grand Opening Cake, were other highlights from the event, which was held during Mental Health Week (May 6-12).
Official Dauphin HERO Club ribbon cutting with Dauphin Mayor Allen Dowhan.
HERO Club Executive members Nancy Guley and Rhonda Roulette get ready to serve the official cake
MGEU representative Steven Roznowsky presents the Dauphin HERO Club with a cheque for $2,750 from a Board of Directors Fundraiser.