Compassion and Peace Association of Canada (CAPAOC) in conjunction with
Living Rock Ministries will be honoring World Suicide Prevention Day with a Dove release and Commemorative Tree ceremony at Dundas Driving Park, Dundas, Ontario.

If you have lost someone you love, family member or friend to suicide, please join us 5 p.m sharp at Grafton Square in downtown Dundas (8 Main Street) on Saturday September 8th, 2012.

We will be walking up Cross Street to Dundas Driving Park to gather for a short presentation on the symbolism of doves. A spectacular release will follow as 38 white doves will soar into the sky commemorating our loved ones who have died by suicide in Hamilton in the year 2010 (the last year that statistics were available). Doves are symbols of peace and love; they lift happy memories above a sad day as they begin their journey home.

Next is a dedication ceremony to the Commemorative Tree. With the sounds of acoustic singer Blake Bliss (founder of CAPAOC) you will be invited to write words of remembrance on supplied ribbons, which will be tied onto the tree branches. The event ends at 7.30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Una at 905-628-5811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The World Health Organization reports that approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.

CAPAOC is a federal not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention (

Living Rock is a charitable ministry for street-involved youth based in downtown Hamilton.

The Commemorative Tree and carved stone funded by the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council (HWSC).

                                      Hold on, Pain Ends H O P E

COAST - Crisis Outreach and Support Team
COAST is a mobile crisis team made up of Crisis Workers who can assist in a mental health-related crisis situation. If someone is in immediate crisis or emergency call 911 or if in crisis and needing support contact COAST.

Hamilton Region: 1-905-972-8338
Halton Region: 1-877-825-9011
Peel Region: 1-905-278-9036