Mad Pride week has come again to Toronto!

WHAT: Mad Pride Week in Toronto

WHERE: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WHEN: 13-19 July 2009

Mad Pride is coming to Toronto! Again! The City of Toronto hasofficially proclaimed July 13 to 19, 2009 as Mad Pride Week! This is aweek long festival of free arts, education and heritage activitieswhich engages in community development, raises rights awareness andcelebrates the lives of persons who have been impacted by the mentalhealth system. The official opening is on Tuesday July 14 at 11 am withThe Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable David Onley, OntarioHuman Rights Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall,  Member of ProvincialParliament Cheri Dinovo, Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks,  and otherinvited guests. Week long activities will raise awareness using variousforums from panel discussions to theatrical presentations.

MadPride Toronto Organizers have booked Metro Hall Rotunda at 55 JohnStreet from Tuesday, July 14 to Friday, July 18th to showcase the greatand MAD community. They have a parade permit so we can count on ourtraditional BED PUSH Parade on Saturday, July 18th from CAMH to PARC.This is one of many cultural events, check their web site for updates.Toronto is the home of Friendly Spike Theater, a sponsor group inMindFreedom and where Ruth Ruth does much of her culture work. Info onToronto Mad Pride see: http://tinyurl.com/toronto-madpride09 If you search for Mad Pride on YouTube, you’ll find videos of Toronto’s past Mad Pride events.

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