Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The following was sent to AnnMarie McCullough, the publicist and marketing director for The Orchard Recovery Centre. AnnMarie was also one of the four original creators of Recovery Day 2012, a Canadian first. She is now the Chair of the planning committee for Recovery Day 2013, which will be a national event this year with similar rallies and marches in a dozen cities across the land.

Join us on Georgia Street in front of the Art Gallery on Sunday September 8th for music, dancing, gratitude shares and reading of the Mayor's Proclamation once again naming this date officially as RECOVERY DAY in Vancouver.

Dear Ms. McCullough,

Congratulations! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce that your event was selected by a panel of judges as the winner in the Rally and Walk/Run Events category of SAMHSA’s Recovery Month Annual Event Award Program. Your event was recognized as exceeding expectations and as a reflection of your commitment to expand the breadth and reach of National Recovery Month in 2012.

As the winner in this category, your organization is invited to send a representative to accept the award at the 2013 Recovery Month luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the J.W. Marriot in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, September 4, from 12 to 2 pm.

Again, congratulations and thank you for your amazing efforts to promote the messages that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover!


Scott Rieder on behalf of the Recovery Month Awards team
Account Executive | Vanguard Communications

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! This is so awesome - congratulations to AnneMarie and everyone else who made Recovery Day a success last year!

    That was an amazing day, and I hope even more people - those in recovery as well as their loved ones - will come out and join us this year!