Holiday Open House 2017: We’re Giving Back on GivingTuesday

On Tuesday November 28, Canada celebrates GivingTuesday, which is considered to be the opening day of the giving season — a time to support charitable causes that make our world a better place.

In the spirit of appreciation for our community of colleagues, friends and supporters, Homewood Research Institute invites you to attend our 2017 Holiday Open House. It’s our way of giving back on GivingTuesday.

Please drop in to HRI’s offices at the Riverslea mansion (150 Delhi Street, Guelph) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on November 28 for a hot beverage, holiday treats and a tour of Riverslea, a historic mansion nestled within the serene grounds of Homewood Health Centre. We look forward to welcoming you on GivingTuesday.

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Making a Scene for Mental Health: An Evening with Shelley Marshall

Click image to visit www.supporthri.caTo celebrate Mental Health Week 2017, Homewood Health Centre proudly presents a special event to raise funds for the vital research that the Homewood Research Institute (HRI) is conducting to address the mounting crisis of mental illness related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

On May 1, please join us for an unforgettable one-night-only showing of Hold Mommy’s Cigarette, a hilarious, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting one-woman play by acclaimed actor and comedienne, Shelley Marshall. Shelley takes audiences on a raucous adventure through her real-life experience growing up in a dysfunctional environment fraught with depression, trauma and suicide, and her remarkable journey toward a life of purpose and fulfillment. An unrelenting mental health advocate, Shelley gives hope to audiences and inspires positive change everywhere she goes.

This performance takes place at Guelph’s beautiful downtown venue, River Run Centre, and will raise funds for the Shelley Marshall Scholarship, a fund named in Shelley’s honour that will support applied research aimed at improving the lives of people living with PTSD.

Tickets are available now through the River Run Centre Box Office.

For further information, including show time, and details about a pre-show fundraiser, HRI’s PTSD research team, sponsorship opportunities, and a profile of our Honorary Chair, Andy MacDonald, General Manager of Emergency Services at the City of Guelph, please visit the event website,

We hope you will join us for this enlightening evening in downtown Guelph, as we work toward improvements in mental health practice and to improve care for all Canadians.

This performance contains adult content.

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