Starts: 2014-06-24 Ends: 2014-06-24
Sault Ste. Marie- Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes will bike into Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, June
24th to celebrate the 103rd day of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, a 12,000 kilometre bicycle
journey around Canada to grow the conversation about mental health on the road to a stigma-free
Canadian Mental Health Association and Algoma Family Services are co-hosting a welcome event
and family fun night to celebrate her arrival. Clara will be riding into the city in true Sault Ste. Marie
style aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. A welcome event will take place at Algoma Central
Railway, located at 219 Bay St. at 5:30PM, when Clara is slated to arrive. Later in the evening, there
will be a Family Fun Night at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion from 6:30PM-9:30PM and will include a
keynote speech from Clara around 8:15PM, entertainment, desserts, a silent auction, and fun
activities for all!
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, or a family pass for $25 (includes two adults + children)
and can be purchased at Algoma Family Services, Canadian Mental Health Association, or at the
Tickets are also available to ride with Clara on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. She will be cycling
from Wawa to Frater, located at Mile 102 on the Algoma Central/CN rail line, where she will then
board the southbound Agawa Canyon Tour Train for the remainder of her journey to the Sault. The
Tour Train and Clara will be arriving at the Train Station between 5:30 and 6:30PM. Tickets and
information are available by calling 705-759-5989.
Business owners can help welcome Clara by changing billboard signs and marquee’s to say
“Welcome to the Sault Clara!” on the day that she rides into town. Let’s give Clara a huge Sault Ste.
Marie welcome she won’t forget!
For more information, contact Canadian Mental Health Association (705) 759-0458 or Algoma
Family Services (705) 945-5050.