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).
Read the full article here.
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.
Read the full article in the Yarmouth County Vanguard.
The 2018 Nova Scotia Police Curling Association Championships swept into Digby with all funds raised through the tournament going towards Tourette Canada and Rally Point Retreat.
Rally Point Retreat is mentioned in this Annapolis County Spectator article about Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS).
It is with great anticipation and excitement that we announce the acquisition of the adjacent parcel of land, adding 202 acres to RALLY POINT RETREAT!!
In the coming months, input will be needed to formulate a plan(s) to raise funds and draw up construction initiatives to develop the land for tiny homes/cabins for the homeless under our established list of those with PTSD (Military, RCMP, First Responders, Fire, Police, Corrections Officers, Emergency room Nurses and Doctors, 911 Operators and Journalists).
The current 118 acres will still be utilized for cabins for guests of RPR.
These are exciting times in the evolution of RPR, with more and more people talking about it, and to us about the future.
Onward and Upward!!!
Very nice article in the Shelburne County Coast Guard.
Sun, Nov 13: Many veterans come back from serving with PTSD and now a retreat in the Maritimes is offering them a safe place to go to help recover.
View the full Global News story
Wonderful AMI episode about Rally Point Retreat. Includes powerful interviews with the owners and a client.
Canadian Army Veterans visit the Afghanistan Memorial during the Wharf Rat Rally.