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Amazing Moment for Clara Hughes in Saint John, NB – She Becomes Part of the P.E.E.R. 126 Mural. by

Journal Notes

Today, on the 27th day of her Big Ride, Clara Hughes rolled into the city of Saint John, New Brunswick.

She experienced much better weather than yesterday and she was greeted by another amazing crowd of supporters. With an average of four degree temperatures and tailwinds all the way from Fredericton, Clara and her team after travelling 124 kilometers, arrived in the city of Saint John, NB at around 3 p.m.

She visited the 126 Mural and experienced another emotional moment at this location. Here an outline of her was “traced onto” the P.E.E.R. (Peers Engaged in Education and Recovery) 126 mural and will be painted in shortly after her departure from the area. Clara is truly making her mark on the Canadian cities that she stops in!

The Bell Mental Health Awareness Team then cycled on to the Boys and Girls Club. The club went all out with blue posters, blue window coverings, blue table clothes, chairs and podiums. The event was hosted in part by MindCare New-Brunswick, Yennah Hurley the community champion and manager of MindCare, and, of course, the ever-smiling Clara Hughes along with her husband and team.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. she spent time with members of the Boys and Girls Club along with supporters from the general public. After giving a couple more heart-warming speeches, she was ready to eat and chat with locals and share ideas on how to help those dealing with mental health problems and wanting to overcome their struggles.

And, on a culinary side note, Clara Hughes says that “New-Brunswick’s seafood chowder is to die for!”

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