Recovery Day 2023

Peggy@99-1 is proud to support Recovery Day 2023 at the CN Festival Field at The Forks on Sunday, September 10th!

Recovery Day is a national movement committed to mobilizing and organizing Canadians in recovery from addiction and addiction-related problems. Our mission is to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving life for individuals, families, communities, cities, and countries.

We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common and celebrated reality.

We are passionate about sharing the faces, voices and stories of recovery in hopes of inspiring and inviting others to join us on the rewarding yet diverse, path to wholeness.

Together, we demonstrate the proof that recovery is real, attainable and sustainable.

The Recovery Day Winnipeg Committee and organizers commit to providing a respectful safe space, to celebrate recovery through organizing, and facilitating, Recovery Day events at The Forks, increasing awareness, sensitivity, and reducing the stigma to individuals and their families affected by substance abuse.

What’s happening and where:

On the stage

Hosted by Kathy Kennedy– CJOB host, Talk To The Experts

11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Opening remarks 
  • Blessing by Elder Barb Nepinak
  • Throat Singing by Nikki Komaksiutiksak 
  • Keynote Address by Arnold McCuller

12:00pm – 2:00pm

  • DJ’s M.C. Luv and Wanda G.


  • Flatland Famous – An iconic trio made up of performers from Streetheart, Doc Walker, and Harlequin!


  • D. RangersWinnipeg’s legendary Mutant Bluegrass Band

In the field

11:00 am – 3:00pm

  • Sobr Market’s Non-Mimic Mocktail Patio! 
    • From bold mocktails and premium sodas to hydration beverages and sparkling teas, The Sobr Market will be serving up a wide variety of alcohol-free drinks, including some local features.
  • Food Trucks including: 
    • Mini Donuts & More 
    • Willy Dogs
    • The Indigenous Kitchen
  • Family fun including face painting, beading and more!

12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Fitness & Wellness Activities

Under the marquis tent

12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Here you will find over 30 community organizations from across Manitoba to provide you or a loved one recovery and mental health resources and information.

Family, friends, and wellness activities

11:00am – 3:00pm

  • Safer Space Tent with Sober Family Alliance Art Therapist Donna 
  • Face Painting by Sober Family Alliance 
  • Beading with Serenity Stones

12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • ICreate Gym and Tribal Play Zone with Le Pas Dance and MB Association for Sikaran Arnis
  • Bouncy Castle

Since 2019, Sober Families Alliance  has proudly coordinated the Family Fitness & Kidzones for Recovery Day Winnipeg. Our goal is to provide safe, fun and educational programs for children of families affected by addictions.  We are looking forward to moving, playing and laughing with you today while we celebrate recovery together!