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SickNotWeak-Stock - Suicide Prevention Event

SNW-Stock: Michael Landsberg Intro

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On Monday, June 6th many of us were horrified to read stories detailing a rash of teenage suicides in Woodstock Ontario. Of course one is too many- but five in 4 months in a town of 35,00 is almost beyond comprehension.

Naturally many Canadians wanted to do something, but most had no idea what they could possibly do. We at #SickNotWeak figured there was actually something we might be able to do. Five days later- late at night- a group of us met in Woodstock. We debated whether we could possibly put on event within a week. We all agreed to roll the dice and go for it. That event took place on Thursday June 16th.

Our goal for SickNotWeak-Stock was modest. To believe we could have a major impact would be both arrogant and ignorant. We simply wanted to bring a tiny bit of happiness to the sad and a small amount of hope to the hopeless.

We had little time and even less money to work with. But shortages of time and money can be overcome when you have an abundance of heart and soul. You will see my face on each of these 12 videos. What you won’t see are the faces of the dozens of volunteers who were paid in a currency far more valuable than money. If you’re not sure what that was, then you’ve never made it. Perhaps you need to give us a call.

SNW-Stock: Michael Landsberg Intro

SickNotWeak-Stock kicks off in front of several thousand very emotional people with someone other than Michael introducing the starting lineups.

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Rich Clune

Our first guest was Toronto Maple Leafs/ Toronto Marlies Rich Clune. Rich has worked daily on his sobriety- recently celebrating his six-year sober anniversary. Oh yeah- he works hard...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Jake Muzzin

Rich introduces his former teammate Jake Muzzin. Jake has had an amazing few years winning a Stanley cup, a world championship and recently being named to the Canadian World...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Leanne Simpson

The breakout star of SickNotWeak.com has been Leanne Simpson. She posts a video each week titled "Spilt Milk." What makes Leanne so compelling?...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Ariana Gillis

Canadian folk singer/songwriter Ariana Gillis has been called a "brilliant young talent." That will be obvious to you as she performs two of...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Sam Stout

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was former UFC star Sam Stout. He spoke openly about the challenge of being a 'former' star as well as a personal...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Rachelle Viinberg

In London 2012 Rachelle Viinberg helped row the Canadian women to a silver medal in women's eights. At SickNotWeak-Stock she shared her story...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Emily Serviss

It's doubtful that anything could sum up what #SickNotWeak is about more than the speech given by Woodstock resident Emily Serviss. Gut-wrenching and...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Elyse Saunders

Canadian country music singer, songwriter Elyse Saunders shares a pair of her favorite songs as well as the story of how music changed...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Mike Babcock

No one embraced the idea of SickNotWeak-Stock more than Mike Babcock. Mike dropped everything to be in Woodstock to deliver his message of...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Scott Helman

Double Juno nominee Scott Helman brought exactly what we expected- his performance was stunning. But he brought the unexpected as well- a personal...

Jun 21, 2016

SNW-Stock: Michael Landsberg Outro

Michael wraps up SickNotWeak-Stock with an emotional message to those in attendance, and watching live about overcoming the shame and embarrassment of mental...

Jun 21, 2016