Jonathan Goulet, a retired mixed martial arts star who has set up a foundation for mental wellness is returning to Espanola.
Pete Rodley, who has partnered with Goulet to set up the foundation The Warrior Path, says a walk and meet and greet will be held in Espanola September 17th to advocate for mental wellness through outdoor activities.
Rodley says the walk will begin at the recreation centre at 10 am and make its way through Espanola ending at Desjardins, the bank on Tudhope Street.
“As a financial cooperative, the well-being of our community is always a priority, therefore, this collaboration with the Warrior Path was a natural fit for us,” says Josée Preseault, Regional Vice-President, Sudbury and Northern Ontario at Desjardins Ontario Credit Union.
“We are thrilled to be part of this initiative, it is a great way to bring the community together, all while highlighting the importance of outdoor physical activity and mental health.”
Rodley says participants will then have the opportunity to listen to Goulet’s story and talk to him about their challenges in a safe environment.
Goulet visited Espanola for the first-time last fall and in partnership with Rodley set up the foundation preparing a series of walks and talks across Canada.
Rodley adds everyone should understand that it is OK to communicate if you’re feeling down and it’s even better to grapple those feelings with physical exertion and absorbing the healing properties of Mother Nature.
Everyone is invited to take part in the walk.