By Jerold Leblanc
Just over a dozen people took part in the first ever candlelight vigil illuminating mental illness, held Oct. 7 at Jubliee Park in Wetaskiwin.
The sunset ceremony was hosted by officials of the local Touchstone Place Clubhouse, one of six such facilities in Alberta.
Director Colleen Angus said Mental Illness Week is a national initiative, which the group takes part in on an annual basis.
Vigil a bright idea
“This year, (it was) how can we reinvent the wheel each time, and do something different. Maybe we should start something annual, and we can make it grow, and people expect it every year and look forward to it.