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Join us on Stigma Stomp Day – Friday, June 14th!!

 We are pleased to invite you to our 2nd Annual charity awareness event Stigma Stomp Day hosted by the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC, Bipolar Babe Project.

The event consists of hosting hundreds of Victoria’s community in Centennial Square, downtown on Friday June 14, 2013 from 12-3pm.

The event celebrates a day free of stigma.  Stigma consists of false stereotypes that perpetuate unwarranted fears and discrimination amongst society.  Labels such as homeless, addicted, mentally ill, among many others.  The day will host inspirational speakers such as Jamie, a 17 year old girl that lives with bipolar disorder.  We will also be hosting 15 community partner information booths.  An important component of the day is providing the community with 200 Stigma Stomp t-shirts, which symbolizes unity and acceptance of all people despite the effect that  stigma has on all.  We are all equal and we are all amazing!

Food vendors will be on-site and KOOL FM and CFAX are media sponsors.  T-shirt sponsors include: Wynona Wensley from Be Free Health  www.feelfreebefree.com, Certified Rolfer  &  Source Point Therapy.  Kirby's Source for Sports and Saunders Subaru have also jumped on board for sponsorship!  

Rolfing Structural Intergration body work available for $2 a minute with all proceeds going to the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC. 🙂

Face painting provided by Amy Louise for $5 a face – a portion of the proceeds go to the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC.

The day is going to be amazing and we want you to be part of it!  Visit our Facebook Page to let us know you are coming!

Thank you to our great organizing team and to Leadership Victoria for creating this great event last year!  Excited to see you Friday!

Stigma Stomp Day

Wow!  What can I say but magnificent!  Friday was Stigma Stomp Day created by Team Eventus-Leadership Victoria partnered with Bipolar Babe.  It was amazing to see 300 people wearing stomp-babe t-shirts united together for one cause.  I was pleased to give a small speech but even more delighted to introduce Jenny and Cara  to the stage!  Their stories warmed and touched my heart.

I was so impressed with the different skills of Team Eventus.  Sarah B. was always so cheerful and eager for my input; Nicola was strategic and a get things done kinda gal; Michael was funny and brought a certain touch to the activities; Sharlene really showed her leadership skills and was a great chair to the meetings; Michelle was to the point and very professional; and lastly Sarah H. was quite the amazing coach.  They worked so hard to make this happen, I was merely on the sidelines, making recommendations, arrangements or giving advice, but this event was born because of them.  The board at the bipolar disorder society of BC is thankful and ever so grateful for your contribution to us and to the world at large. 

Stigma generally exists in the world due to a lack of understanding and knowledge and Team Eventus and Bipolar Babe really did some amazing sharing on this special day.  Danny the Intern from 107.3 KOOL FM was so touched from stories that he had tears in his eyes and did a group huddle with the youth after their speeches.  I also saw another young man crying after Jenny divulged about her past anorexia and bipolar issues.  I gave him a BIG hug and his tears subsided.  The day was one to remember.

More exciting news…May have 3 more teens2twenties youth to take part in our group.  Two whom I met through the event!  Just a call out to keep the word going that this group exists and we are here to help our teens manage their lives.  It is a place of healing but also of fun! 

Well, it is a BEAUTIFUL day outside and I am getting off my laptop now to enjoy it, you should do the same!  Much Love, Bipolar Babe