Through thorns of pain comes a story of hope
Join our Memorial Walk and Fundraiser for Mental Health
MAY 27, 2023 12-4 pm
Date: May 27, 2023
Registration: 12 - 1 pm at Devon Alliance Church, 201 Miquelon Ave - across the highway from Tim Hortons
Kickoff then Walk: 1- 4 pm
Place: The walk will take place in Devon, AB or in your own community!
Route: We are walking from Devon Alliance Church to Voyageur Park (the big field east of the boat launch). Not able to do the walk? Join us along the route (ie. IGA, River of Hope Church, or at Voyageur Park). There will be a kickoff event at 1 and we are planning some fun activities down at the park - Farmer's Market, Local Artisans, open mic for music and spoken word poetry, food trucks and more! Let's celebrate reconnecting!
Want to set up a table? Please email email@example.com
Cost: There is no charge to participate. Please consider donating to SILA Skills in Tom's memory or for someone you know. If you are able to donate, please mention that this is for Tom's Walk. Thanks!
Register: Whether you are joining us in Devon, or walking in your own community, please register for Tom's Walk. (Click on the link to access the Google Form)
Event: If you are unable to join us in Devon, please take pictures of you enjoying your walk, bike, run in your community and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner with us! Any organization that wants to partner with Tom's Walk will have their name on the back of the t-shirt and your business information will be shared on this website. Contact email@example.com
All donations are appreciated!!
News report from Tom's Walk 2018.
Memories from previous years!!
T-Shirts to Purchase: We have t-shirts for Tom's Walk 2022. They have Tom's art on the front and will be unique each year. We are looking forward to sharing one of his dreams with you, which was to create t-shirts with a positive message.
All proceeds will go to SILA Skills and the movement to help build mental health resilience by fostering supportive, validating, and respectful environments.
The cost for each shirt is $25. Please indicate if you will pick it up at the walk or if it to be mailed to you.
The store to order t-shirts is linked below.
There are a few medium, large and extra large sizes still available.
Let's be a sea of green on May 14!
Pictures from Tom's Walk 2021
Tom was a wonderful singer/songwriter. His music has been enjoyed by many and now you can enjoy it too. Consider making a donation to SILA if you download any songs. Thanks.
Tom's Walk Supports
The SILA Skills Group develops and delivers skills workshops which enable participants to become more effective with those in their environment and learn how to manage their own emotional well- being in all situations, in essence becoming more resilient individuals. Transforming Classrooms is geared towards those who work in a school setting and Transforming Connections is focused on those who interact in high pressure environments, such as first responders or health care workers. These skills are for everyone. As a teacher, I am so thankful that my fellow educators can now learn and use the skills that I have found so valuable in my own classroom.
Consider donating to The SILA Skills Group. Be sure to let them know it's from Tom's Walk.
The SILA Skills Group is a Canadian not-for-profit organization and cannot issue tax receipts. Donations are appreciated.
Here are some other worthy organizations that helped and supported us and Tom through our journey with Thomas' mental illness and us since his passing.
Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre, a centre of excellence, based in Calgary.