Local Firefighters take to the stairs in support of Youth Mental Health

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The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce is honoured to announce that Grey County Firefighters, in partnership with Bruce County Firefighters, will be holding a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in memory of lives lost in the Twin Towers in New York City on that fateful day of September 11th, 2001.

The Stair Climb will pay homage to the firefighters and the number of flights of stairs they climbed trying to save people that day. The event also remembers the 415 emergency response workers that were killed in New York City that day, of which 343 were firefighters.


This fundraising event is in support of CMHA Grey Bruce Youth Mental Health Education and Awareness Programming that provides geared-to-age programming for children in kindergarten through high school. At a time when it is estimated that over 1 in 5 children struggle with mental health challenges, this programming is more important than ever.

This community event will take place at the Bayshore Recreation Centre in Owen Sound on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Both Grey County and Bruce County firefighters will be participating. In addition, a BBQ lunch will be available by donation and there will be a variety of vendor tables on site.

The public is welcome to come cheer on the firefighters as they take to the stairs. Donations may be made in person that day and, for those who are unable to make it to the event, donations can be made through Canada Helps at www.MentalHealthForAll.ca.

“CMHA Grey Bruce sends their thanks and appreciation to the event organizers and all of the firefighters in our region. They appreciate everything they do as well as their dedication to supporting the mental health and well-being of our young people.”