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Clara Hughes: “Big Ride” – Social
June 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Everyone in Winnipeg and all of rural Manitoba is welcome to this huge celebration of Clara!
At 4:00 p.m., things will be winding down at the Clara Hughes Recreation Park with a relaxing Yoga class, and a well-earned break before the evening’s festivities.
At 7:00 p.m, at the Manitoba Museum, “Clara’s BIG Social” will kick off for a super fun evening!
Not a typical, Manitoba social, that’s for sure:
“Clara’s BIG Social is a family-friendly event. Everyone from toddlers to the octogenarians can come out and enjoy the amazing space at the Manitoba Museum and the wide variety of activities.”
“The keynote speaker will be Clara Hughes, of course. But there will also be numerous local performers, hosted by Big Daddy Tazz, who is a local comedian and hero to many for how he reduces the stigma of mental health through his performances about living with bi-polar disorder.”
“I’m really excited about the dance” says Tessa. “It will feature two super-cool walls created by Po-Mo Interactive. The first is a high-tech dynamic wall which interacts with the tweets people post. Everything that is tweeted #ClaraWpg will be thrown up on this wall along with images of Clara cycling. The tweets will show up beside her, and participants can talk about anything – their own mental health experience, photos of their day, whatever they want. People will be able to tweet interactively.”
“The other Po-Mo wall in the dance hall space will move with the participants. If you do the Macarena, then a stick version of yourself will appear on the wall doing the Macarena. If you do the worm, then an interactive bubble version of you doing the worm will show up. It will be super fun, with everyone playing around in that space, or catching the live bands performing in the Cabaret, lots to do.”
Clara’s BIG Social tickets ($15 each) are available at:
- CMHA Winnipeg (Ph. 204-982-6100)
- Moksha Yoga Kildonan
- The Medicine Shoppe Concordia
- Artbeat Studio
- The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.