Courage to Come Back Awards 2017

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Do you know someone who has faced seemingly insurmountable odds yet come through with courage, strength and a drive to help? Maybe this is you? Nominations are now open for the Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards presented by Silver Wheaton, a program that celebrates extraordinary people who have overcome significant challenges in their lives, and emerged with a passion to give back.

Nominate Today

There are six different categories; each recognizes people who have overcome social adversity, medical, physical, mental health and addiction issues. There is also a youth category. From now until February 8th you can nominate someone (including yourself) by completing this nomination form.

Yes, it does take time to make a nomination. However, these are stories we all want and need to hear! Celebrating the remarkable individuals in our lives not only honours their achievements but reminds us that we can survive whatever challenges we’re facing.

In the words of last year’s Courage Recipient Meredith Graham – “People can and do change in remarkable ways. There is extraordinary potential in genuine kindness. Every act of kindness, no matter how small, has the power to heal.”

The Coast Mental Health Courage To Come Back Awards are presented annually to celebrate British Columbians who have overcome illness or adversity and have ‘come back to give back’ to their communities, and to inspire others to do the same. For over 40 years, Coast Mental Health has been providing innovative programs that address the three essential pillars of sustained recovery for those facing mental health challenges: Housing, Employment and Support Services. They walk with people to support long term recovery and success.

Courage to Come Back Awards 2017

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Tickets: Available online now

Last year a sold out event saw 1,500 people come together to celebrate six remarkable British Columbians who overcame adversity against incredible odds.

Win Tickets to the Awards Dinner

I have two tickets to give away to the Courage to Come Back Awards dinner and fundraiser on May 16th (value $600). Please help me spread the word about the call for nominations, and enter to win tickets! Here’s how:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017. Follow the awards on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Update The winner is Rae!

16 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KristyTuesday, January 17th, 2017 — 2:29pm PST

    This will be an inspiring evening!

  2. Jason BTuesday, January 17th, 2017 — 2:52pm PST

    Great dinner and event.

  3. Janet Y.J. KongTuesday, January 17th, 2017 — 3:53pm PST

    A great way to congratulate those who have had to overcome insurmountable odds and being an inspiration to many!

  4. Bonnie Y.Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 — 9:34pm PST

    This is a great event. Wonderful stories of people who have overcome tremendous challenges.

  5. Ariel CWednesday, January 18th, 2017 — 8:28am PST

    yes please!

  6. AdamWednesday, January 18th, 2017 — 8:29am PST

    Sounds like a great event

  7. Teresa KThursday, January 19th, 2017 — 12:21am PST

    I’d love to win.

  8. Shelley ButcherThursday, January 19th, 2017 — 8:35pm PST

    Truly inspirational!

  9. PaulineFriday, January 20th, 2017 — 3:54pm PST

    My “boyfriend” just entered a recovery program at 52 years…broke, but ready to change. I never imagined to be involved with a person like this, but seeing such beautiful potential in him I truly believe that people do have the ability to beat adversity…traumas they’ve experiened in their life. I hope and pray to see a new and beautiful person after 3 months in treatment..with limited outide communication. “Courage to come back”

  10. AnnSunday, January 22nd, 2017 — 9:26pm PST

    Life is beautiful

  11. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, January 24th, 2017 — 12:43pm PST

    Inspiring roles models need to be celebrated and what better way! This will be a night of magic and soulfulness for all those who attend!

  12. Albert N.Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 — 11:40pm PST

    Truly a great way to honour those who have overcome so much adversity!

  13. JasonWednesday, January 25th, 2017 — 1:32pm PST

    Such an inspiring event!

  14. LindsayFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 12:06pm PST

    Sounds inspriing

  15. RaeFriday, January 27th, 2017 — 8:52pm PST


  16. RonSaturday, January 28th, 2017 — 10:59am PST

    What a great event!

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