WHEREAS RBC annually hosts the RBC Race for the Kids, which supports children and youth-focused causes around the world; and

WHEREAS for the first time ever, RBC Race for the Kids will be coming to Simcoe Muskoka and raising funds to support emergency child and youth mental health services at RVH; and

WHEREAS funds raised will support youth mental health emergency services through specialized mental healthcare, designed for the unique needs of young people; and

WHEREAS support from this event will ensure patients have the right care where they need it, easing stress for patients and their families, along with taking away the sense of stigma often felt with mental health emergency visits; and

WHEREAS no matter where you live, you can pledge to participate in the race, raising funds to expand RVH’s mental health services. Registration is free but donations are encouraged. Register to participate in this year’s virtual RBC Race for the Kids in support of RVH child and youth mental health emergency services.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Lynn Dollin on behalf of the Town of Innisfil hereby proclaim October 16 and 17, 2021, as RBC Race for the Kids days in Innisfil.