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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.

Photo by Matthew Lieben­bergt

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