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Written by Joan Russow
Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:38

by Stigma 

3For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013


Victoria, BC – On Friday, June 14th 12-3pm, the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC, Bipolar Babe Project is hosting its 2nd Annual Stigma Stomp Day in Centennial Square in Victoria, BC.




Andrea Paquette, Executive Director for the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia, also known as as “Bipolar Babe” in the community, and recent CFAX Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year Award Winner, is leading a team to stomp out stigma together.  She says stigma exists due to a lack of understanding and knowledge and labels such as homeless, homosexual, addicted and mentally ill which too often deter people from getting the help that they need.


“I’m so excited for this public event,” said Paquette, “It is vital that all Victorians experience a day free of stigma where all negative labels are erased and we celebrate our equality.”


KOOL FM will be on location playing their tunes with upbeat electronica music in the latter part of the day, Rolfing body care work by Wynona Wensley will raise funds for the Society at $2 a minute and amazing face painting will be provided by donation.  Over 15 community organizations are participating by hosting information booths.


The society will give the first 200 attendees amazing free stigma stomp t-shirts to symbolize that all people are equal despite the negative stereotypes that so often divide us. 


T-shirts are generously sponsored by Wynona Wensley from Be Free Health, Certified Rolfer and Source Point therapy practitioner, Dave Saunders Subaru, and Kirby’s Source for Sports. C-FAX and KOOL are media sponsors.


The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC is a non-profit that organizes support groups for young adults and women, and shares mental health presentations at schools and community events.  Our mission is to create a world of empathy, understanding and acceptance for those that have a mental health condition.


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