Olympic cyclist Clara Hughes is entering Manitoba today as part of her cross-country journey in creating a stigma-free Canada when it comes to mental health issues.
Hughes will arrive in Brandon on what is now Day 91 of Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk. She will spend the next five days in the province, with stops also planned in Portage la Prairie and her hometown of Winnipeg.
Brandon — June 12 to 13
On June 12, Clara will attend a community event taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm at the Healthy Living Centre, 2010 Louise Avenue.
Portage la Prairie — June 13 to 14
On June 13, Clara will attend “The City of Possibilities Celebrates Clara’s Big Ride” taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Avenue West.
Winnipeg — June 14 to 16
On June 14 at 2:30 p.m., Clara will attend “Clara’s Carnival,” a welcome event at Clara Hughes Rec Park, 281 Henderson Hwy. This free family friendly event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. features both yoga and cycling activities, including a bike skills and safety course and performance riding demonstrations.
In the evening, Clara will attend “Manitoba’s Big Social For Clara’s Big Ride” taking place from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue.
On June 16, Clara will participate in a school presentation at her alma mater, Elmwood High.
Clara’s Big Ride began March 14 in Toronto and has since visited nine provinces and all three territories. Her ride will end July 1 in Ottawa amid Canada Day celebrations.