INSPIRATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING:
A total of 805 students from 18 schools across southwest Saskatchewan attended two shows by the award-winning Robb Nash Project at the Living Sky Casino Event Centre in Swift Current, April 17 and 18. He shared his personal story of surviving a vehicle crash and his decision to use his musical talent to reach out to young people through performances that address serious topics such as bullying, self harm, addiction and suicide. He urged students to focus on their inner strength instead of the pain they might experience, to make every day count, and to learn from the mistakes of others to avoid tragedy. Nash has done 950 performances during the last nine years and his work has been recognized through various awards. His most recent award is the Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division), which was presented to him by Governor General Julie Payette during a medal presentation in Ottawa on March 26.