Ashley Gilbank & Skate4Life make a stop in Oakville

August 2nd, 2012 by Comment button No Comments »

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Ashley Gilbank is inline skating 10,000km across Canada to help raise awareness and funds for youth mental health. Ashley’s goal is to raise $60,000. All the funds raised will be donated to D.I.F.D. (Do It For Daron)

D.I.F.D. is a youth-driven initiative at the Royal focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health.

Created by friends and family of Daron Richardson who lost her life to suicide at the young age of 14, D.I.F.D. is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame. D.I.F.D. supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health

In February 2011 I lost a childhood friend to suicide. I hadn’t seen her in a few years but it still hit me hard. What hit me hardest about her death was how helpless I felt. I wanted to find a way to get involved, to not feel helpless anymore. I hope I can count on your support and donations to achieve my cross-Canada goal.

Ashley will be inline skating right across Canada from St. John’s Newfoundland to Victoria B.C – a total of 10,000km. She started her journey on June 4th, 2012.

Ashley will be stopping by Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn’s Office on her way through Oakville, Ontario.

10,000km is a long way to drive; its an incredibly long journey to skate!


Kevin Flynn’s Community Office
2318 Lakeshore Road W (Lakeshore and Nelson)


Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:00pm

For more information or to donate, please visit


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