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Building Bridges introduces Jody Mitic

Jody Mitic is quickly becoming a household name for Canadian military families, and now the military community can have the opportunity to “meet” Jody Mitic thanks to the PEI MFRC’s virtual session: Building Bridges. The third speaker in the series, Jody Mitic will speak to audiences about his perseverance through trying times on Jan. 28.

Mitic, a twenty year veteran of the CAF, who served as a Sniper Team Leader, will be sharing his experiences while deployed to Afghanistan and stories from his book, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper.

The session will be interactive, allowing attendees the opportunity to engage with Mitic as though they were actually meeting in person.

“They can expect an intimate evening with Jody Mitic. It’s an opportunity to ask him questions. He’s a twenty year veteran with incredible stories and an incredible journey. He’s fearless, and he’s going to share his story with the opportunity to ask questions and to get to know him a little better,” said Margaret MacKenzie, Virtual Program Coordinator for MFRC PEI.

Three lucky audience members will win the door prize, a copy of Mitic’s book.

Currently, more than 40 people are registered to attend the event.

Mitic was chosen for Building Bridges, a series gives voice to leaders in the military community who have been tried with adversity, for his reliance in the face of challenges.

“He faced adversity, and he won, and he’s strong, and he’s building a community and working as a councilman. We wanted strong members of our community to show how leadership and perseverance can positively affect mental health throughout the community, that’s why we chose him,” noted MacKenzie.

Building Bridges is a joint effort between the PEI MFRC and True Patriot Love. The purpose of the sessions is to provide support to military families, members, and veterans who may be facing any kind of trauma or mental health crisis. The organizations also hope to help healthcare professionals better understand the culture of veterans and their families enabling them to treat mental health disorders in the best way possible.

“That is why we did what we did with this session. It’s to get the positive word out about community, resiliency, possibilities and resources available to Canadian military families that are possibly experiencing trauma,” stated MacKenzie.

Registration is still open for Jody Mitic’s presentation. He will speak on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. EST.

To register for the Building Bridges session with Jody Mitic visit  their website.

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MIshall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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