On January 31, Douglas College will be participating in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association's "Make Some Noise for Mental Health" movement. The movement was originally started by Southern Alberta Institute of Technology of the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference to bring awareness to mental health and break the stigma surrounding it. It has since been picked up by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association and institutions around the country.
We are continuing our participation this year by putting together a "marching pep rally" which consists of students, staff, and faculty marching throughout the college, making noise with the goal of bringing awareness to mental health. We are also looking to promote the value of our college community and to promote open-minded conversations about mental health in the week leading up to and the week of the event (January 22-February 2). Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate on January 31 at 12:20pm in the concourse, as well as partake in all other events the College may be providing throughout the week.
The first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive a free Make Some Noise for Mental Health t-shirt as well as a noise maker. The marching will start at 12:20pm and proceed through areas of the school, outside along 8th St., Royal Ave., and 7th St., and through areas of the DSU building. The total march time is approximately 15mins. Come out and support the Royals, as well as raise awareness for mental health! Come out and SHOW YOUR PRIDE!