Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Stories of Transformation with Eden Health Care Services

On March 16th, six of our troupe members braved the blustery, icy highway to perform at Eden Health Care Services' "Stories of Transformation" Dessert Night in Steinbach, Manitoba. We were ready and excited to support Eden Health, which provides a range of services that empower people with mental health needs in Steinbach and the surrounding community.

We arrived at the Fellowship Hall of Steinbach Mennonite Church soaked and chilled, but were warmed and inspired by the courage of four individuals who shared their mental health journeys. Hearing their stories as well as meeting special guest, Dancing Gabe, was an honour for all of us. At the end of the night, Steinbach's city slogan rang true: It was definitely "worth the trip!"

Red Threads troupe members (L to R): Brad Leitch, Robin Shugart, Loc Lu, and Elena Anciro
Red Threads' fearless leader/ conductor, Dana Rungay, listening to Dancing Gabe's story.
In response to our performance, Eden Health's Director of Development, Earl D. Reimer said:
Thanks to the troupe for a well presented evening. What is notable for me is the fact that the ensemble presented highly sensitive and personal mental health stories in a compassionate manner and “never crossed the line." This was very well done. People I talked to all found different points of reference for their own stories. I also spent time watching the story contributors and it was noteworthy to see the level of engagement that each of them had with your presentation.
If you would like more information on Eden Health Care Services and the important work they do, visit their website: edenhealthcare.ca