Next we rush over to the rally planned inside the renovated bowels of the original Keith's Brewery. At all these events we are at the mercy of the organizers to bring out a crowd and speakers. We have no idea whether there will be 7 or 70. Thanks to some dedicated speakers and health professionals,there are over 100 milling around as we begin. Speakers include Minister Maureen MacDonald, Mayor Mike Savage, Dr. Stan Kutcher and a couple of survivors of mental illness. The spirit of Atlantic warmth and compassion fills the square as each speaker delivers their spin on mental illness, what to do to stop the stigma and best ways to move forward. A lovely young woman comes forward to unabashedly describe her woes with her demons, then retrieves a guitar, to serenade us with a beautiful song. The Enough is Enough crew feels good about the session and we are invited to lunch by Ian Cavanaugh of Ambir Solutions, who has been so generous to our cause.
Next we rush over to the bike shops where the Norco team surveys the rattles and rubs, then off to the RV repair shop where we need oil, grease and a new windshields motor and wipers. Exhausted we grab a siesta for a couple of hours, to get ready for an evening rally at cousin Grants Carleton Bar. About 50 show up and we mingle and have dinner before doing our thing at the mike. The rally concludes with Rob Grants son Charlie's band rocking some of their latest hits. The Grants generously feed and "water" us all, a true testament to Atlantic hospitality. Rob will join us in the saddle for our ride to Truro tomorrow.