Start Talking Cup

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24 Oct Start Talking Cup


the date!


January 15th/2019 at the Holly Recreation Centre

will be the

5th Annual Start Talking Cup!


The Start Talking Cup was the dream of Jim Harris and John Kelly. A dream that would continue to grow year after year. Their vision was to shine the spotlight on the mental health of young hockey players and the youth in our community, and to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Workshops focused on mental health awareness are provided to all players and parents by Canadian Mental Health Association Youth Counsellors.

In 2015 the first event featured the AAA Minor Midget Barrie Colts and the North Central Predators competing for the “Start Talking Cup”.

Since then we now feature the “best of the best” in girls hockey! showcasing the Bantam AA Barrie Sharks and Aurora Panthers.

Together we have raised over $40, 000 for mental health in our community.


Thank you to our Title Sponsorsports medicine logo


Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors





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thank you to everyone who made the  4th Annual “Start Talking Cup” another amazing year!

Together we raised $15, 744 towards mental health in our community!



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Thank you to

Sandy Petinakis  Coordinator, Community and Special Events and

Brenda Andress Founder and Commissioner

will be joining us at the 4th Annual Start Talking Cup!

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Thank you tosports medicine and rehabilitation logo

for being our title sponsor 2 years in a row!



Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!


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Northern Funding Group



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Thank you to our media sponsors

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Check us out on “Kool to Care” and “Community Rocks”





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For more information, please contact:

Liz Grummett at 705-726-5033 ext 512 or
Lynne Raimondi 705-726-5033 Ext. 536 or

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