OSI-CAN is a program created in 2016 by the Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command. We are committed to supporting individuals coping with Operational Stress Injuries. OSI-CAN relies solely on private donations and offer many of its services free of charge. Our services encompass Service Dog acquisition, Equine assisted programs, financial assistance with professional counselling, and Peer Support.
Do you appreciate First Responders, community Frontline Protectors, and Military personnel who face danger to help others? They need your help!!
OSI-CAN is reaching out for your assistance in backing Veterans and Frontline Protectors navigating the challenges of Operational Stress Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We are hosting a Comedy Night Fundraising and Awareness event scheduled for
May 11, 2024. Our line-up of comedians promises to deliver a fun evening for all and we extend an invitation for you to acquire tickets to attend and participate for you and your families and co-workers.
OSI-CAN is a registered Non-Profit and part of the Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division program. Tickets are tax deductible through CMHA Saskatchewan Division. Charitable Registration Number: 106864044 RR 0001.
DATE: Saturday, May 11
TIME: 6:45 PM
DOORS OPEN: 5:45 PM
LOCATION: Conexus Arts Centre, Shumiatcher Room
General Admission - Seating at Tables of Eight
REGULAR PRICES: $43.14 (Plus Applicable Service Charges)
Please note prices will increase April 1 to $52.84 (Plus Applicable Service Charges)
NOTE: The first 100 people to buy tickets will be entitled to a Gift Card for $20 off at Just for you Day Spa (www.justforyoudayspa.com). Just bring your ticket the night of the event!!
VIP PACKAGE ADD ON: $92.97 (Plus Applicable Service Charges)
This constitutes an extra fee in addition to your ticket cost. The VIP PACKAGE ADD ON does not include a ticket to the show, patrons wishing to participate in VIP, must also purchase a regular ticket.
The VIP is a Meet and Greet opportunity with the comedians after the show.
Please contact our Box Office for wheelchair seating at 306-525-9999.
ON SALE: Monday, January 22 at 12:00 PM
MEET THE COMEDIANS
Glen Foster, 'That Canadian Guy' is an experienced comedian from Ottawa. Glen appeared in his first one hour comedy special, "That Canadian Guy" in 2000. The title was a reference to a joke he made in the show about how people would not remember his name, (but would instead remember "That Canadian Guy" ) since then, the moniker has stuck. Many of his fans don't even know his actual name, but they do know one thing: "That Canadian Guy" is one of the funniest comedians anywhere. Glen's comedy appeals to those who appreciate a more intelligent, but slightly "edgy" brand of humour. His material is mostly clean and always clever, topical and timely, reflecting his own experiences as well as current events and popular culture. Glen has had two one hour Comedy Network specials and has also performed on numerous other television shows including EIGHT appearances with CBC's "Just for Laughs", as well as "The Winnipeg Comedy Festival", "Halifax Comedy Festival", and "The Mike Bullard Show". He can also be heard frequently on CBC Radio's "The Debaters". Glen has released two DVDs and four full length concert CDs, His most recent is "Unchecked".
Cheyenna Sapp, is a local Saskatchewan indigenous woman comedian. Cheyenna Sapp (she/her) is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from Little Pine First Nation in Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan. Her performing career took off in 2019 with stand-up comedy, so she began taking acting classes at the University of Saskatchewan while studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous Studies. She graduated from that program in spring of 2023, obtaining both the 4-yr B.A. degree and a wîcêhtowin Theatre 2-yr Certificate. Along with being a stand-up comedian and actor, Cheyenna is a mother, an aunty, and grew up in an Indigenous community to a family with strong cultural ties.
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We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury from which you can recover. If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help!
OSI-CAN Target Demographic
The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, Healthcare Workers, Crown Prosecutors, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Crisis Management Workers (such as Mobile Crisis, etc), Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Tow Truck drivers, and private sector First Responders. Persons who in the performance of their jobs are exposed to criminal acts of Trauma. We also provide supports to the spouses and significant others of those exposed to such trauma. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they may not have proper access to support.