The Cycle to End the Cycle initiative supports the Isuarsivik cause
February 4, 2020, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Post-Secondary Students organized a one of a kind event to support the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre: the Cycle to End the Cycle initiative.
In conjunction with the College Montmorency and John Abbott College, post-secondary students from Kativik Ilisarniliriniq organized a simultaneous indoor cycle-a-thon between both schools. Inspired by Hannah’s Journey Across Canada, the project was part of the 2020 National Suicide Awareness Week. It focused on mental health awareness with activities such as traditional music and wellness. Over 70 students, teachers, and collaborators cycled between 1 to 2 p.m. in the two participating CEGEPs.
A total of $2,441 was raised in support of the Cycle to End the Cycle initiative and Isuarsivik. The event was very successful and emotional. Students of the Montmorency CEGEP ended the event by writing the names of those lost to suicide, followed by a moment of silence.
“We understand the importance of Isuarsivik’s mission to help healing and to strengthen the region. It was unanimous amongst all students: they had to cycle for the cause, for those in need of recovery,“ shared one of the students.
The Isuarsivik family wishes to address its more sincere thanks to both teams for initiating this project. “On behalf of my whole team, and especially our guests, thank you for your support and for giving space to the students, who don’t often have a platform to express and process all of what happens in our region. Nallina, nakurmiik from my core!”, gratefully stated Alicia Aragutak, Isuarisivik Executive Director.