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Clara's Big Ride

Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk


On March 14, 2014, Bell Let’s Talk is going even further. Now in its fourth year, we’re helping six-time Olympic medalist, Clara Hughes, bring the conversation to the North. Just picture it:

  • 95 community stops
  • 12,000 km
  • 110 days

“I am incredibly excited to take my journey and this message to the North. Sharing our stories and our experiences is an important step in ending the stigma around mental illness. I want to work with Canadians across this country to change the way we view mental health.”

Clara Hughes

Follow Clara's Big Ride

Clara’s Big Ride kicks off in Toronto on March 14, 2014, rolling east through Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, before returning to Quebec, and heading northwest across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon. Crossing the Arctic Circle on the legendary Dempster Highway, Clara will journey south to Vancouver Island, and then head east through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northern Ontario, before finishing her ride on Canada Day, July 1, 2014, in Ottawa. Here are the key stops in the North:

  • Iqaluit: May 1, 2, 3
  • Rankin Inlet: May 3
  • Yellowknife: May 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Inuvik: May 6, 7
  • Fort McPherson: May 7
  • Eagle Plains: May 8
  • Engineer Creek: May 9
  • Tombstone: May 10
  • Dawson City: May 11, 12
  • Whitehorse: May 12, 13, 14, 15

Follow along with all of Clara's activities here.


“Clara Hughes’ commitment to mental health serves as an inspiration to all Canadians. Northwestel is very pleased to be making the northern leg of her cross-Canada journey possible. We thank her for including the North on her tour and for sharing her important message. Her leadership and dedication to raising awareness about mental health are a huge undertaking and we have no doubt that she will continue to make us proud to be Canadian.”

Paul Flaherty,
CEO Northwestel