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Twisted Trauma Foundation Charity Hockey Game Raises $2500 For Family Of Constable Mike Broderick

KAWARTHA LAKES-First responders from the City of Kawartha Lakes and The City of Peterborough came together through Canada’s national sport for a good cause on Saturday night.

The game was held at the Lindsay Recreation Complex in support of mental health resources in the area. It was organized by Lindsay resident Jon Perrin and his Twisted Trauma Foundation. Perrin is an OPP officer who is suffering from PTSD and has been off work since 2019. The Twisted Trauma Foundation was created to support individuals through their recovery from a mental health illness or injury.

Read more about Perrin here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/03/09/local-police-officer-launches-podcast-after-contemplating-suicide-due-to-ptsd/

Local musician and advocate Linda “Pinky” Brown sang the national anthem with a performance of Small Town, Big Dreams by Close Kicks feat Louwop after the second period.

The game itself was a bit anticlimactic as our first responders from Kawartha Lakes easily won the game with a score of 13-4. Better luck next time Peterborough!

 

The real winners though were local residents. $2500 was raised for the family of Cst. Mike Broderick who passed away on November 5th at the police station in Lindsay. Broderick was a 12 year veteran of the police service and leaves behind his wife and daughter. Cst. Broderick’s inlaws were on had to drop the puck.

MP’s Jamie Schmale and Michelle Ferreri were also on hand along with Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien and City of Kawartha Lakes Deputy Mayor Pat O’Reilly.

Perrin says a ton of food was also donated to Kawartha Lakes Food Source as participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item.

For more information on the Twisted Trauma Foundation click here: http://www.twistedtraumafoundation.com/?fbclid=IwAR1hjehHmGNMwzzlsgFPDaVRp-TvR5IQvZtBT3Ytyhhwod5YW21bCRKIhgw

If you or someone you know is suffering please reach out, help is available.

ConnexOntario : 1-800-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566, Suicide prevention and support, or text 45645.

GOOD2Talk Helpline:  1-866-925-5454, 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.

Kids help phone: 1-800-668-6868

Canadian Mental Health Association: 416-646-5557

Hope for Wellness Help Line:  1-855-242-3310, Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all indigenous people.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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