NR.IF20.041IE Peace Regional Headstrong Youth Summit
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Peace Regional Headstrong Youth Summit
Presented by: Chris Koch, TBA
Friday, February 07, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 08, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Grimshaw Shared School Facility 4412 - 50th Street, Grimshaw, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Call for more students!!

February 7th & 8th, 2020 at the Grimshaw Shared Schools Facility, 4412 50 Street Grimshaw, AB

Start time 7:00pm February 7th end time 3:30pm February 8th


The organizational team would like to extend the invitation to students from grades 9 - 12.

Please encourage all interested students to attend!!



High School Youth Participants and Adult Facilitators



This HEADSTRONG summit will bring together students, and school staff,  from various schools,

to learn about mental health problems and mental illnesses and associated stigma, and to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions that fuel stigma.

The summit will feature  large, keynote, presentations and small breakout sessions with speakers, experiential exercises, discussion, and action planning.


For further information please contact:

LORI LEITCH Ph. 780-597-2055 OR Via email

About the Presenter(s):
Chris Koch

Chris Koch Bio


My name is Chris Koch (pronounced Cook). I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in the
small farming and ranching community of Nanton, Alberta. It was clearly established early on
in my life that I would not be raised with pity or sympathy. My family could have treated my
disability like a total tragedy but instead chose to take it all in stride and make the best of
the situation. After all, I still had a good head on my shoulders… and with that, anything is

“Every day might not be great, but there is something great in every day.”
-Chris Koch

I absolutely love sharing my story and spreading my message of, “If I Can…”
My life has been a fun ride with a lot of laughs and I make sure that my presentation reflects
that. I have not let limitations or obstacles in my life stand in the way of achieving my goals
and dreams and I encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, I am constantly setting new
goals for myself and I think it's important for everyone to always be challenging themselves as

Simply put, if I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else
from doing the same?

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

February 04, 2020


Administrator/Administration, Adult Service Provider/Fournisseur de services pour adultes, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire

Grade Level:

Adult Education/L'éducation des adults, 10-12/10 à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Please Note: 

Participants are required to bring a pair of indoor athletic shoes, overnight bedding and personal items.

Participant overnight accommodations will be provided in an ‘athlete's village’ manner at the Grimshaw Shared School facility.  Snacks on Friday and Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks on Saturday will be provided.