February 8, 2019 Dauphin H.E.R.O. Club temporarily relocated due to Bond Buiding Fire
As a result of yesterday’s fire that consumed Dauphin’s Bond Building, the Dauphin H.E.R.O. Club has temporarily relocated to the Dauphin Friendship Centre. The Dauphin H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Reach Out) Club and Prairie Mountain Health wish to sincerely thank the Dauphin Fire Department, and all of those involved in responding to the fire. The H.E.R.O. Club had been situated in the Bond Building space since 2004.
Many will be familiar with the H.E.R.O. Club Hot Dog Cart that operates for a part of the year as well as the “You’ve Been Hugged by Snoopy” campaign. The H.E.R.O. Club is also a key partner in the ‘Chase the Chill’ initiative every year along with the Parkland Crossing Greenhouse project. PMH provides coordination and other assistance to the H.E.R.O. Club through its mental health program.
PMH Mental Health Manager, Psychosocial Rehabilitation North, Maria Kent, says the Dauphin Friendship Centre has been outstanding in providing a gathering space for Club members and associated staff.
“We very much appreciate the assistance that has been provided in the short-term by Jeremy Smith and his staff at the Dauphin Friendship Centre. Although we did lose a meeting space, H.E.R.O. Club activities continue. We have connected with all members and staff and are keeping them apprised of developments. At this time, we continue to work on additional plans to re-establish a regular base for the H.E.R.O. Club,” Kent stated.
Among some of the key pieces lost or damaged were wood working tools, furniture, and other outdoor items, including the hot dog cart.
Presently, those wishing to make a financial donation to the Dauphin H.E.R.O. Club can do so through Prairie Mountain Health. Financial donations can be dropped off at the Dauphin Community Health Services Building, which is attached to the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. As work continues on relocation, donations of other non-monetary items are not being accepted at this time.
Those wanting to contact the Club regarding ongoing activities or other program information can call PMH Community Mental Health Worker James Price at 204- 638-7104.
Dauphin is one of four H.E.R.O. Club sites within the health region (established in 1994). Roblin, Russell and Swan River are the others.