Graham Mosimann – Emcee

As Evening Announcer at Calgary’s Alternative X92.9, Graham has been using his platform to reduce the stigma and push the mental health conversation forward since coming to the city in 2014.

Having spent his adult life moving from city to city for work, Graham often felt like he had nowhere to turn to get help. Once he realized that nobody has to struggle alone, his entire life changed after asking for a hand to help.

Graham believes that a huge part of the mental health stigma comes with the foreboding language that can be used to talk about it. So, his story of recovery and self discovery promises to fun, interactive, impactful, and personal.

Orenda Society

The ORENDA Society is a non-for-profit organization that delivers yoga, mindfulness, mentorship, and coaching programming for youth in our community. The word Orenda means ~ “ the force present in all people that empowers them to change their own lives and affect the world.” The Orenda Society was created to ignite and allow transformation in youth. Our team came together with a shared  vision to  empower, mentor, and support youth. Encouraging youth to live self-directed lives, accessing their own inner resources to effectively respond to life challenges, and still connect to their authentic self. We facilitate dialogue around self care, gratitude, friendships, body image, anxiety, self worth, and self love which allows youth to be heard, have a voice and feel supported. We advocate for mental health, we dig deep
and answer the tough questions about ourselves. We come to our yoga mats, we breathe ,we move and we surrender. Orenda continues to lead hundreds of youth through registered weekly programs, summer camps, workshops and one on one mentoring.