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Honourary Artistic Director: Josephine Dumonceaux
Artist: Amy Dryer
Athlete: Brady Leman

When three people from different backgrounds and very different walks of life get into a room together, the process of collaboration and the visions that prevail are truly remarkable.

Honourary Artistic Director: Josh Smandych
Artist: Alyssa Romano
Athlete: Mitchel Malyk

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way the brain functions, and although some concussions can cause a temporary loss of consciousness, many do not. For Josh Smandych, the honourary artistic director for the Northern Lights helmet, when he rung his bell back in September 2014, he was left seeing stars. The experience of his concussion, and the memories that followed, led to the inspiration behind Mitchel Malyk’s Northern Lights helmet.

Honourary Artistic Director: Cassandra Kanters
Artist: Derek Beaulieu
Athlete: Arianne Jones

By definition, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. More often than not, art is assumed to take shape with the strokes of a paintbrush, or the lines of a pencil.

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At Helmets for Heroes, we use art therapy to help children battling illness cope and heal. Our projects not only strengthen community, they raise funds and create awareness for charities.