It was another great and successful year for SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health on May 24-25 2013.
We are so grateful and blessed by our performers and volunteers and we thank them all for participating, many year after year.
Our goals are limited but realistic: an opportunity for a better conversation with the community about what SSCOPE is and does and whom it serves, and how living with mental health problems can be improved for the individual and society by a real jobs within a supportive environment.
Go to YouTube and view many of the performances from 2013 Rockin’ the Bridge Festival and vote for the most popular and best performers with your Likes. YouTube videos click HERE.
Watch for a SSCOPE CD of songs from performers at the 2013 Festival coming soon.
The Festival continues all day Saturday at 1466 Arlington St. with the garage sale starting at 8:00 am and the first act starting at 9:00 am Split Crooked closes the Festival at 8:15 pm.
We kicked off the Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 2013 for mental health Friday night with a great performance by Mark Stallard and Ryan Janz, SSCOPE’s music ambassadors, and then Sons of Zed came and the place got loud in a very good way. Mercy Mercy closed the opening night with more great new and old stuff.
It’s a week away now and we need more volunteers to help us make our Rockin’ the Bridge event on May 24 & 25th a success.
If you can work a minimum of a 2 hour shift sometime during the day and evening on May 25th or more please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line to read “SSCOPE Volunteer” or call us at 204 987-6300 or 204 987-6303 and indicate your preference for shift times. Shifts start at 7:30 am on Saturday morning with the last shift ending at 10:00 pm Saturday evening. On Friday shifts starts at 6:00 pm and the last shift ends at 10:00 pm
Benefits for your volunteering: Priceless!
Great Music, Great Food, Great People, Great Feel Goods
It’s all at 1466 Arlington St, between Burrows and Magnus
Catch Split Crooked for a rousing set at 8:15 pm May 25th at 1466 Arlington St…and bring your dancing shoes. Many other great bands and performers at this year’s Festival. Catch their videos here over the next 10 days leading up to Festival.
Watch them here from a February performance at SSCOPE’s Live Fridays, and small tip, turn up the volume, only because it will get you moving more.
Counting down to May 24-25. 14 Days Away! Musical acts are working away on their songs related to mental health,we’re getting many items in for our special garage sale fom 8-10 am on May 25th, the weather is turning in our favour and our Little Food Feats food trailer is ready to open for the season with some great new menu additions.
Download and print or view the latest Festival announcements by clicking the link HERE or view it below
Split Crooked, one of Rockin’ the Bridge’s 2013 headliners
Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health by SSCOPE is set for May 24 & 25 at 1466 Arlington Street. The public event, which is both a public awareness effort about mental health recovery and the work SSCOPE does, and a fund raising effort for SSCOPE, is now in it’s fourth year.
This year SSCOPE is raising funds (the Bricks & Mortar for People retail campaign) to expand it’s Thrift Shop approach in other areas of Winnipeg to expand on its work at 1446 Arlington St, and continue providing retail level employment for its members and assist the community with additional recycling and reuse efforts.
SSCOPE provided jobs and income to just under 200 member employees in 2012 and average bi-monthly payrolls average 50-60 program individuals. It’s goal with sufficient community support is to continue to expand it’s supported employment and training programs delivered through social enterprises to at 400 individuals by 2016, with expansion of offices and stores throughout Winnipeg.
View and Download the News Release and Lineup ( on page 2) by clicking the link HERE
Come out and get the Rockin’ the Bridge Festival4Mental Health started early. View the news release HERE and our Poster HERE. 3 Great Acts and spring will be in the air. We’ ll see you at 1466 Arlington St. after 6:15 pm.
Free samples of new food menu from the Little Food Feats mobile food unit today from noon to 3:00 pm at 1466 Arlington St. Great food inside after 6:00 pm as well when the music starts and coffeehouse lights are low and the vibe is warm and friendly.
Read the news release to see how you can get free Door Prize tickets and Reserved Seating for the May 24-25th Festival.
Troy Westwood, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber, also known as Little Hawk in performances, and now a radio host at Sports1290 in Winnipeg, has committed to supporting SSCOPE’s Festival4MentalHealth and is our first announcement for new performers in 2013. He will also serve as a celebrity M.C. for our 2013.
Troy Westwood, Little Hawk
SSCOPE also announced that Mark David Stallard, is returning as a Performer for the event, and has agreed to act as a Performers’ representative and spokesperson for interviews and talk shows in promoting the 2013 event and the SSCOPE cause. Stallard is a Winnipeg singer-songwriter who has performed several times on the SSCOPE Treasures Stage.
Mark David Stallard
The Festival, also know as Rockin’ the Bridge for the North End Street Festival portion, will be held from May 24-26 in downtown and at 1466 Arlington St.