Clara’s Big Ride rolls into New Glasgow tonight

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Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes will bike into New Glasgow tonight and the planned community event at the Pictou County Wellness Centre has already sold out. If you have any pictures of Clara on the highway, send them to or tweet @ngnews.

It's day 34 of Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk, a 12,000 kilometre bicycle journey around Canada to grow the conversation about mental health on the road to a stigma-free Canada.

Clara will participate in two community events to share her personal story of dealing with mental illness while helping to grow the conversation about mental health in New Glasgow and how we can achieve a stigma-free Canada.


Pictou County Voices: An evening of entertainment featuring George Canyon, Dave Gunning and keynote speaker, Clara Hughes

Wednesday April 16, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m.


Wellness Center Upstairs Convention Center

2756 Westville Road, New Glasgow, NS

Hughes will complete a 110-day bicycle journey around Canada supporting local mental health initiatives by community groups, schools and other local organizations in every province and territory.


Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk begins Mar. 14, and will cover 12,000 kilometres and visit 95 Canadian communities, concluding on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1. For more information, please visit



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