Meet our Hope Summit Speakers for 2018
Elliece Ramsey, Dwayne Williams, Wanda Campbell, & Kalem Joseph Robert Moses
Special Song Feature by Nicholas Hennick & Jared Robinson
First hand experience with
Depression and Social Anxiety
Elliece Ramsey is a twenty-four year old student living in Regina. Elliece’s first experiences with depression and social anxiety began at thirteen years old, and several years after that she developed a compulsive body-focused repetitive behaviour. It took a decade from initial onset, and the help of mental health professionals including a psychiatrist and several therapists, for her mental health to recover to a manageable state. Elliece is currently working on a Bachelor’s of Science in biology at the University of Regina. In her spare time, she is an aspiring derby girl, an inveterate bookworm, and a multi-instrumentalist of dubious skill.
Sharing his life journey to inspire
Hope, Strength and Courage
Dwayne is from Jamaica and came to Canada in 2005 to attend Victory Bible College in Calgary, Alberta. He says coming to Canada was a great opportunity;
He was given the privilege to be a part of another culture and to share some culture of his own.
He shares his personal experience with his life journey and to give hope, strength, and courage to others on theirs. He believes that this is not the end of his journey; it’s only the beginning, because the best is yet to come.
Replacing Grief with Love
Wanda Campbell was born in Alberta but has lived in Saskatchewan most of her adult life. She is the mom of two amazing children, one in Heaven and one on Earth. Wanda's daughter Lindsay is a dedicated nurse working in small town Saskatchewan. Her son Lane a was fun-loving, 17 year old just entering grade 12 when he was killed in a collision 3 km from their home along the #1 highway.
Wanda has focused her grief journey on honoring the love she has for her son and strengthening the love as the connection to Lane. Wanda is dedicated to continually learning ways to replace the grief and pain with the love for her children, and to sharing that knowledge with others who are also grieving.
Kalem Joseph Robert Moses
The Gift of Desperation
Kalem learned the disease of addiction at a very young age. At age five he drank his first beer. Every passing year manifested the disease in many ways and felt the trauma of this by the age of 18. He lost is mother to a drug overdose and had the opportunity
to experience father hood early in life but lost custody of his kids which forced him to get sober.
Kalem focuses on helping other recovering addicts
by speaking about his experience with addiction.
He has created a Hip Hop Album, inspired by his recovery and it is called "Gift of Desperation". He continues to work on himself and things from the past thought a 12 step program and his music. He works towards a new way of life by staying clean from all substances and following his dream for music and being an amazing dad.
Welcome to Hope Summit 2018
Della Ferguson - Hope Summit Chair
Donna Boyer - Canadian Mental Health
Association Moose Jaw
Della Ferguson introduces Hope Summit 2018,
and Donna Bowyer speaks on the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Piano by by Jared Robinson
Inspiring hope and healing through Music
Nicholas Hennink (Paramedic and singer/Songwriter) and Jared Robinson (Musician/Music Producer/Visual Artist) perform “The Darkest Hour”, a song written by Hennink and produced by Robinson for the 100th Anniversary of Canadian Mental Health Association.