THIS is something to be excited about.
This past weekend I had the absolute privilege to attend the first annual fundraiser for the Terminator Foundation, hosted by Stacey & Garrett Janzen.
The not-for-profit Terminator Foundation was founded by Vanisha Breault, a powerful and passionate motivational speaker.
“Vanisha has been a pillar of strength in her Community and coined a “Social Justice Warrior”. Through her efforts she has received recognition, most recently, The Nadine Stirling Memorial Award in 2018 from the Canadian Mental Health Association of Alberta, the ‘National Every Day Hero’ in 2014, and also the recipient of The Wild Rose Award in 2016.
The Terminator Foundations vision is to reach all youth and young adults who are impacted by addiction and mental health and radically transform their lives through sports coaching, peer support, team training, endurance and triathlon participation while supporting efforts to terminate the shame and indignity of addiction with education,awareness and understanding. Terminator Foundation is a collaboration of integrated health care systems who support youth and young adults in their effort to recover from addiction and mental health issues. Our goal is to strengthen recovery through a continuum of care model that incorporates physical exercise in the sport of Triathlon training, personal coaching, and community engagement. The Terminator Foundation brings effective action in the areas of education, awareness and compassion to make a difference in the lives of youth, their families, our communities, cities and across the country.” (source: terminatorfoundation.com)
This private event was open to all first responders, and was held in beautiful Rocky View County. And in perfect Alberta style, we were dumped on with snow that lasted all through the event (and didn’t let up all weekend. Um, where’d fall go?!)
The night was warmed with roaring bonfires across the snowy acreage and the massively talented CPS band, FrontLine, blessed us with some seriously good live music. The night boasted a BBQ, a silent auction with some incredible donations, and ended with several inspirational speeches from Vanisha, and her daughter, Eden, who spoke of their personal transformations and the value of this foundation + its incredible impact on the lives of young people fighting addiction and mental health challenges.
It was an honour to be a part of this night, and I’m so excited to see this foundation continue to grow and impact lives.
And a huge thank you to every first responder for all that you do daily + behind the scenes.
Enjoy the images!
For more information about the Terminator Foundation, please visit https://terminatorfoundation.com