The Weyburn branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is moving forward for another year with a new president.

During the annual general meeting Wednesday night they discussed budget changes, highlighted individuals for their help during the past year, and voted in Arun Masand as the new board president.

"Mental wellness and the awareness of it has always been close to my heart," said Masand. "This is an honor, and I'm really looking forward to making a difference in the community."

The CMHA brought in $252,538 during the 2016/17 fiscal year and spent $2,999 more than that in the year.

11 of the 16 board members took time out of their busy schedules to attend the meeting last night.

"I truly believe that the profile of mental health has been raised within our community," said Tasha Collins, CMHA Program Director. "It seems to be gaining some ground and recognition."

Some of the non-profit community involvements this past year included volunteering at the United Way Communithon, participating in the "adopt a planter" program through the City of Weyburn, helping the local Salvation Army with refuse hauling, partnering with Blue Earth, an annual trade show, making dog toys for a Humane Society Valentine's Day fundraiser, youth theatre shows during mental health week, a semi-colon tattoo event (with 55 tattoos completed), manicures for the community, the Mayor's Luncheon and a meet and greet with Constable Jeffrey Bartsh. They worked with other organizations as well including the Weyburn and Area Supportive Employment Services Inc. where they hosted and provided meals for Community Connections Meetings.

The CMHA youth program includes youth between the ages of nine and 16. They provide a place for youth to meet and participate in various activities. This program allows youth to grow, mature, become leaders and explore their creative side. Their objectives for the youth programing are to encourage self-esteem, confidence, inclusion and leadership while developing new skills.

Every person will deal with mental health at some point in their life.

Beavers Dinner Brings Blue Jays Legends To Weyburn

The Weyburn Beavers had a sold-out crowd at the Weyburn Legion Friday night for their first ever sports dinner and auction. The more than 200 guests in attendance enjoyed a meal provided the staff at…

Planned Power Outage Sunday

A planned power outage will take place on Sunday, affecting much of Weyburn. SaskPower will be making upgrades to the area power system and is planning to shut off the power from 5 to 8 Sunday…

Unseasonably Warm Weather could bring Thunderstorms

The unseasonably warm weather we're experiencing could bring more rain and thundershowers, like the one that brought 13.3 millimetres of rain to the city Thursday. Environment Canada meteorologist…

City Fire Ban Lifted; RM Fire Bans Remain

The Weyburn Fire Department released some good news for area residents ahead of the weekend. The fire ban, which has been in place in the city since last Tuesday, has been lifted. The decision to…

Weyburn Area Receives Afternoon Rains

Weyburn received more rain yesterday afternoon than the rest of the month combined, as 13.3 millimetres poured down. The rain was brought through as part of a system of thunderstorms which hit the…

Southeast Leading Province for Seeding

Seeding progress in the province has doubled thanks to relatively good conditions. 70% of the crop is now in the ground, up from 35 % last week and well ahead of the five-year (2013-2017) seeding…

Cornish Fundraiser a Success

There's nothing quite like a child’s birthday party to put the ‘fun’ in fundraiser. A birthday-themed event was held last Thursday to raise funds for the Cornish family. Kevin and Crystal Cornish's…

WPS Holding Traffic Blitz

The Weyburn Police Service has been out in force today, along with other member agencies of the Combined Traffic Services Section, holding a traffic blitz. The officers have been focusing on traffic…

Police Warn about iTunes Card Scam

Members of the Weyburn Police Service canvassed retailers last week, hoping to reach those selling gift cards. They left educational materials for staff about a current international iTunes gift card…

WSA Watching Nickle Lake Levels

The water levels at Nickle Lake continue to be a concern of the City of Weyburn, and the Water Security Agency. The agency is the provincial body which oversees everything from potable water in…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login