13th Annual Camp Bridges Weekend Set for Circle Square Ranch near Austin, MB

Prairie Mountain Health and Southern Health-Santé Sud are organizing the thirteenth annual Camp Bridges weekend, a weekend camp for bereaved children and teens. Camp Bridges will be held at the Circle Square Ranch near Austin, MB on May 25, 26 and 27, 2018. The goal of Camp Bridges is to support children and teens with their grief and bereavement. This is achieved through activities designed to help share grief and honour memories in a caring community environment.

The Camp will provide a safe, supportive and fun environment where grieving children and teens learn that they are not alone in their grief and are free to share their thoughts and feelings with peers who are going through a similar experience. This camp is intended to complement existing bereavement services for children and teens by providing a weekend of “caring and sharing”. Camper applications can be obtained online (prairiemountainhealth.ca and southernhealth.ca) or from regional contacts listed below. Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2018.

Donations are being accepted to cover the cost of camp rental, meals and activities, so that campers may attend at no cost. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Camp Bridges or seeking more information about the camp may contact their regional Palliative Care representative.

Camp Bridges cannot occur without its wonderful volunteers. Please consider joining the Camp Bridges 2018 team by volunteering with these youth. It will make a difference in their lives. Please consider filling out the volunteer application available at prairiemountainhealth.ca and at southernhealth.ca. You may also contact Melissa Peters or Heidi Wiebe for more information. The application deadline for volunteers is April 3, 2018.

Camp Bridges 2017 was held last year at Camp Wannakumbac and hosted 38 children and teens between the ages of 7 and 15.

Regional Contact Information:

Southern Health-Santé Sud
Heidi Wiebe, RN BN
Regional Director - Seniors & Palliative Care
Niverville Primary Health Care Centre
Unit 200-101 Second Ave S.
Niverville MB R0A OA1
Phone: 204-388-2038
Fax: 204-388-2049

Prairie Mountain Health
Melissa Peters, RN BN
Regional Palliative Care Coordinator
Town Center, Regional Administration
A-150 7th Street
Brandon MB R7A 7M2
Phone: 204-578-2340
Fax: 204-629-3499

This Info Bulletin is published in English only as a communication tool intended for the media. If you would like to communicate with someone in the official language of your choice regarding content of this Bulletin, please contact Southern Health‐Santé Sud Communications at 204‐424‐2329.
Ce bulletin est publié en anglais seulement comme outil de communication avec les médias. Si vous désirez communiquer avec quelqu’un dans la langue officielle de votre choix au sujet de son contenu, veuillez contacter l’équipe de communications de Southern Health‐Santé Sud au 204‐424‐2329.