Join the ReachOut Psychosis team for a night of music and comedy, celebrating the 100,000th student reached by the program. Get an inside look at what the award-winning show is all about, with live demonstrations, prizes, and musical entertainment by the ReachOut band, Sneakers for Sneaking. Hosted by our accordion-wielding emcee, Barbara Adler, the 100,000 Party is a chance for our community to laugh, dance, and celebrate a program that is making a real difference.
Thursday, February 9th
317 E. Broadway
Doors: 6:30 pm // Show: 7:00pm
Food catered by the Rhizome Café, with drinks available for purchase at the bar
All ages, admission by donation // Seating is limited, so please arrive on time.
RSVP at our Facebook event here.
About ReachOut Psychosis
ReachOut is developed and managed by the BC Schizophrenia Society for HereToHelp. We are proud to present ReachOut, a program which educates young people and their parents about psychosis, and in a fun and interactive environment which reduces the stigma surrounding mental illness. Each school year, we reach an average of 20,000 youth with a message helping them to spot and stop this serious brain condition early. In February 2012, we will have presented to our 100,000th student.
About Sneakers for Sneaking
Sneakers for Sneaking is an energetic Vancouver Power
Trio. Their passion for music shines through in their rockin’
live shows. Combining influences from all different eras of
pop and rock, they incorporate a modern style of music
with years of experience and skill had by members Jared
Manierka, Mike Young and Nik Pesut. With songs written
specifically for the ReachOut program, this music has an
upbeat, energetic feel. Get ready to be entertained!
About Barbara Adler
Barbara Adler doesn’t faze easily. In her ten years of
touring, she has told stories, performed poetry, and played
her accordion all over North America and Europe. Quick-
witted, warmly funny, and charmingly adventurous, Barbara
Adler travels well. As a founding member of the critically
acclaimed folk band, The Fugitives, Barbara has helped
bring spoken word to musical audiences around the world.
She continues that work with her own band, Fang, which
combines disastrously energetic word and song mash-ups,
with an idiosyncratic take on accordion playing meant to
make you forget anything Polka has ever done to you. She
is the school liaison and lead presenter of the ReachOut
Psychosis concert tour, which has shared its message with
over 100,000 high school students in British Columbia.