Twisted Trauma Foundation charity hockey game brings family of Constable Mike Broderick $ 2,500

KAWARTHA LAKES – First responders from the City of Kawartha Lakes and the City of Peterborough gathered for Canada’s National Sport for a Good Cause on Saturday night.

The game was held at the Lindsay Recreation Complex to support mental health resources in the area. It was organized by Lindsay resident Jon Perrin and his Twisted Trauma Foundation. Perrin is an Ontario Provincial Police officer who suffers from PTSD and has been on sick leave since 2019. The Twisted Trauma Foundation was established to help people recover from mental illness or injury .

Learn more about Perrin here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/03/09/local-police-officer-launches-podcast-after-contemplant-suicide-due-to-ptsd/

Local musician and defender Linda “Pinky” Brown sang the national anthem with a performance of Small Town, Close Kicks’ Big Dreams with Louwop after the second period.

The game itself was a bit disappointing as our Kawartha Lakes first responders easily won the game with a score of 13-4. Better luck next time Peterborough!

The real winners, however, were the local residents. $ 2,500 was raised for Cst. Mike Broderick who died on November 5th at Lindsay Police Station. Broderick was a 12 year veteran of the police service and is survived by his wife and daughter. Cst. Broderick’s in-laws had to drop the puck.

Also in attendance were MPs Jamie Schmale and Michelle Ferreri, along with Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien and City of Kawartha Lakes Deputy Mayor Pat O’Reilly.

Perrin says a ton of food was also donated to Kawartha Lakes Food Source, as attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food.

For more information on the Twisted Trauma Foundation, click here: http://www.twistedtraumafoundation.com/?fbclid=IwAR1hjehHmGNMwzzlsgFPDaVRp-TvR5IQvZtBT3Ytyhhwod5YW21bCRKIhgw

If you or someone you know is in pain, please contact us, help is available.

ConnexOntario: 1-800-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566, Suicide Prevention and Support, or text 45645.

GOOD2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454, 24/7 helpline for post-secondary students.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Canadian Mental Health Association: 416-646-5557

Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310, provides immediate mental health counseling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples.

Catherine J. Martinez

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