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CMHA’s 8th Annual Summerside Spring Gala fundraiser

April 10, 2024


CMHA’s 8th Annual Summerside Spring Gala fundraiser coming up April 25 at Credit Union Place Summerside—The Canadian Mental Health Association PEI Division (CMHA PEI) is holding its 8th Annual Summerside Spring Gala on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00pm at the Veteran’s Convention Centre in Credit Union Place. The event is sponsored by Prince Edward Aqua Farms and is one of CMHA’s major fundraisers of the year.

CMHA’s Annual Spring Gala is an event that provides insight into the impact that Notre Dame Place and Hope Centre Clubhouses as well as the West Prince Housing Program have on individuals in the Prince County region of PEI. It also brings awareness to mental health issues while raising funds for CMHA PEI.

This year’s event will be hosted by Jill Chandler, Co-Host of Ocean 100’s Morning Show and will feature performances from Island musicians, Louise and Jonny Ray Arsenault. Guest speaker for the evening will be Maurice “Moe” Hashie, a local life coach. Moe will be speaking about his own personal story around mental health, and how he managed to navigate the biggest challenge in his life, the grief of losing a child. Moe’s touching story is about what helped him and his family get through their loss and their sense of hope and renewed joy. The event also features a catered dinner from Five Eleven West Restaurant in Summerside and an on-site silent auction.

CMHA PEI Executive Director, Shelley Muzika, says, “We’re looking forward to another successful Spring Gala. There is an incredible amount of organization that goes into events like these. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our hardworking volunteers on the organizing committee for their time and dedication to this event. We’d also like to recognize our Signature Sponsor, Prince Edward Aqua Farms for their continued support of this event and other CMHA events over the last several years. This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and to all of the businesses and individuals who contribute through donations, silent auction items and prizes.”

If you would like more information on the Spring Gala and to purchase tickets, please visit the event page at: or call the CMHA PEI Division office at 902-566-3034. All proceeds raised stays on PEI and goes directly to CMHA PEI’s programs and services.

For media inquiries contact:

Lori Morris

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]



Prince Edward Aqua Farms

Prince Edward Aqua Farms of New London, Prince Edward Island has been harvesting and processing top quality shellfish since 1989. Over 25 years of experience has led them to providing their Island Gold Blue Mussels enjoyed in homes and in fine dining establishments across North America and beyond, along with quality PEI Oysters, PEI Clams, and PEI Quahogs. Prince Edward Aqua Farms takes pride in being an independent Prince Edward Island company that supports local, provincial and national programs including the New London Fire Department, area schools and other local organizations, as well as national programs such as the Children’s Wish Foundation, ALS, breast cancer research and mental health initiatives.

Canadian Mental Health Association`

• Each year 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or mental health issue, but 5 in 5 Canadians have mental health – we all need social connection.

• Mental health problems affect people of all ages, educational background and income levels

The Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI is one of ten provincial divisions of Canada’s first and only truly national mental health organization. Specialized services and supports are delivered in, and tailored to, the community and its mental health needs. CMHA-PEI exists to promote the mental health of all persons on the Island by working with individuals, groups and communities to increase control over, and enhance, their mental health. All funds donated to CMHA-PEI stay in the province in support of programs and services for Islanders. More information on the programs and services provided by CMHA-PEI can be found at:

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