Throughout the ride, Bill Werthmann, Hillary’s father, regularly phoned into Edmonton’s campus radio station, CJSR.
To wrap up the series of interviews, Bill went into the CJSR studio this morning to talk about the success of the ride and to play a tune live. “Stuff That Hurts,” originally by Guy Clark, was a tune that resonated with Bill for the entire ride, and you can hear Bill’s live version of the tune midway through this interview:
Some of the recent media mentions that we’ve been able to compile:
Moncton‘s News 91.9 morning radio show, McLean in the Morning, had Bill on for an interview on Tuesday July 2nd. We have a private event in Moncton on Friday July 5. (Please get in touch if you have an audio recording of the show)
Charlottetown‘s Buzz On website features the afternoon event we’re having on Saturday July 6th.
Halifax‘s SNAP Dartmouth event listings profile the concert we’re holding in Halifax on Monday July 8.
Quebec‘s Chronicle-Telegraph ran a piece on the ride in their July 3 issue. (Please get in touch if you have a copy of the paper or article, as the linked article is just a stub)
Edmonton‘s CJSR continue their weekly check-in. On July 4 Bill talked about some of the health challenges going into a cross-Canada ride:
Manitoba has been kind to the riders since they arrived on Monday.
Brandon’s Star FM (94.7 FM) kindly covered the ride throughout their afternoon show as they approached Minnedosa (Tuesday May 28). Whilst their sister station, CKLQ (880 AM) did a news report both online and on air.
That same day, Sarah from the weekly Minnedosa Tribune spoke to the team. If anyone is in the Minnedosa area and can share the article, we’d love to see it!
Today (Thursday May 30), Bill continued his weekly check-ins with Edmonton campus station, CJSR. You can listen to that interview below, or catch up with the series of interviews.
Media exposure to the ride continues:
“The ride is to raise awareness and encourage conversation about depression, suicide and other mental health issues.
Werthmann is ecstatic with the response so far, and says the highlight is the people he’s been touched by emotionally.”
~ Medicine Hat News
Read the full article by Chris Brown on the medicinehatnews.com website.
Bill Werthmann also continued his weekly correspondence with Edmonton’s campus radio station, CJSR this morning (Thursday). You can take a listen to that here:
Thanks for covering the ride and helping us get our message out to Canadians. Little by little we can reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.
Under the magnitude of the goal to increase awareness of mental health issues and to talk about suicide prevention, the other components of the ride can be pushed out of mind.
The training is one such component, and last week Bill was invited on to Edmonton’s Bicycle Traffic Report on CJSR to talk about the preparation he is physically making to ensure the team can ride across the country.
You can listen to that interview here: