Hughes rides in

Clara Hughes, Canada’s six-time cycling and speed-skating Olympic medalist, is riding to end the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Clara Hughes

Most people living with a mental disorder say the stigma is worse than the symptoms they feel. Clara Hughes, Canada’s six-time cycling and speed-skating Olympic medallist, is trying to raise awareness and action about mental health and help end this stigma by completing a 110-day national bicycle tour across Canada.

She stopped at Deadwood Junction in Greenwood long enough to discover Eva Fieber’s cinnamon buns, which she said she loved. Hughes and Eva shared a moment in front of the Greenwood business last Friday when she was pedalling her way to Grand Forks as part of her “Big Ride.”

More information is available online at clara-hughes.com.

 

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