90 SECONDS: Men’s Walk and Talk

Deputy Speaker

I rise to share the incredible success story of men’s mental health group, Men’s Walk and Talk.

2 years ago, this group was started by Jeff Kruger and Mitch Rowing.

Jeff and Mitch were determined to change the way men connected and provide support to one another.

Week in and week out, this group meets at Minnippi Parklands and on the Bayside to walk, talk and connect.

At the beginning of March, I, along with over 100 other walkers, joined in celebrating Men’s Walk and Talk 100th walk at Minnippi Parklands.

An absolutely incredible achievement.
Due to the strong connection these men have, they also just hosted their first ever men’s camp retreat.

Deputy Speaker, we need more groups like Men’s Walk and Talk in all our communities.

Every day we lose 7 men and 2 women to suicide.

That is why I will always support great initiatives like Men’s Walk and Talk.

And I can’t wait to celebrate with them their 200th walk.