The Chronicle Herald published an article on Rally Point Retreat.
Down a quiet road in Shelburne County, on a quiet 48 hectares, sits a rather unassuming ranch-style house.
This is Rally Point Retreat in Sable River, a place for first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to come to relax, escape, work with their hands, or just get away for quiet time with family — whatever they need to do to get through a rough patch.
Motorcyclists participating in the sixth annual memorial ride from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby to the Afghanistan monument at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron received reassuring news during a ceremony honouring fallen veterans and their families. View the full article at the Digby County Courier.
The Rolling Barrage leaves Nova Scotia on Monday, August 6 for their cross Canada ride in support of PTSD awareness. Before leaving Nova Scotia, they presented Rally Point Retreat with a portable sawmill. Watch the article on CTV Atlantic news.
A challenging event on April 14 that organizers hoped would have 30 participants, had triple that number.
The Rucksack March was held to help raise awareness about support groups available for veterans suffering with PTSD, operational stress injury, anxiety, depression or substance abuse.
A Yarmouth firetruck led the long line of rucksack packing supporters along Main Street, from the Yarmouth cenotaph to the memorial at Maple Grove School and back to the Yarmouth legion (14 km. total).
Todd Muise, a former member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, says he was talking to a new acquaintance this winter who told him he likes to rucksack march to pass the time when he exercises.
That’s when Muise got the idea of organizing a rucksack march to help raise awareness about the support groups available for veterans suffering with PTSD, operational stress injury, anxiety, depression or substance abuse.