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Mental Health Awareness

Sportswave appreciates information from various individuals that keep the sporting community informed on various sporting events and the one below is a “kind-hearted” story on such an individual and team.

I first met Myles last season while working a broadcast for the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BCMML at the Richmond Oval when the Caribou Cougars were in town and soon began to chat with his Father.

His Father has kept me up to date on Myles initiative since then and below is his latest venture.

Enjoy the read as printed in the Kelowna Capital News.

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The Kelowna Chiefs and the Peacock Sheridan Group have joined forces to back an initiative created by Chiefs’ player Myles Mattila.

The KIJHL’s Chiefs, together with Myles and his teammates, will be hosting three home games in support of mental health awareness.

The first Mental Health Awareness Game is set for Oct. 21 when the Chiefs face-off against the Sicamous Eagles at Rutland Arena.

The first game will be in Memory of Ryan Donaldson, a former player in the KIJHL. Ryan’s parents and sister, Kirsten Donaldson, will be in attendance, along with supporters of Myles from Jack.org, the only national network of young leaders transforming the way people think about mental health.

Money raised during the game will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association to help develop local youth mental wellness programs.

Myles is an advocate for Mental Health awareness and is a young leader who is committed to creating positive changes in youth mental health, not only for his team and the KIJHL, but also for students and youth

throughout our community and across the nation. Peacock Sheridan Group is proud to participate in this event to help bring awareness to Mental Health.

Families and friends are welcome to come out to the games, learn more and support this important cause.

The Kelowna Chiefs and the Peacock Sheridan Group have joined forces to back an initiative created by Chiefs’ player Myles Mattila.

The KIJHL’s Chiefs, together with Myles and his teammates, will be hosting three home games in support of mental health awareness.

The first Mental Health Awareness Game is set for Saturday, Oct. 21 when the Chiefs face the Sicamous Eagles at Rutland Arena.

The first game will be in Memory of Ryan Donaldson, a former player in the KIJHL in which Ryan’s parents and sister, Kirsten Donaldson will be in attendance, along with supporters of Myles.

It’s interesting to note that Jack.org, is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way people think about mental health.

Money raised during the game will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association to help develop local youth mental wellness programs.

Myles is an advocate for Mental Health awareness and is a young leader who is committed to creating positive changes in youth mental health, not only for his team and the KIJHL, but also for students and youth

throughout our community and across the nation. Peacock Sheridan Group is proud to participate in this event to help bring awareness to Mental Health.

Families and friends are welcome to come out to the games, learn more and support this important cause.

Miles was honoured this past June with BC Hockey’s Chair of the Board Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has “brought honour to the amateur hockey fraternity through an outstanding humanitarian endeavour.”

His promotion of mental health caught the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who sent a direct tweet to him following his BC Hockey award.

Sportswave congratulates Miles on all he has accomplished to date and no doubt we will hear more about this young Man.