A month of hanging with Woolly Bully, crushing burgs oh HECKYEAH! We had so much fun in January with the Red Deer Rebels mascot jumping up to the challenge of Guest Chef in Red Deer. With January being Mental Wellness Month, Woolly Bully was keen to build some awareness for the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta and the work they do to support those living with the disorder and their families.
Woolly Bully’s “Taco in a Bag” burger salutes a rink favorite! It included taco spiced fried chicken breast, avocado crema, shredded jalapeno jack cheese, honey ancho bacon, shredded lettuce, fresh pico and chili lime nacho corn tortilla chips on a garlic toasted brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Woolly’s charity of choice the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.
The Rebels are well aware of the impact the pandemic has had on charitable groups, and they wanted to do their part during Mental Wellness Month to highlight Schizophrenia, a disorder that carries a lot of stigma. Schizophrenia affects 1 in 100 people worldwide and is a treatable brain disorder that is very misunderstood. SSA works diligently to educate and combat the stigma around this illness.
Rubyann Rice, the Provincial Executive Director with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, is very grateful for this donation which will be used towards peer support and educational programs, for those living with schizophrenia and their families. SSA also owns and operates 3 supportive housing facilities in Red Deer and Edmonton which are home to 55 individuals living with schizophrenia who may otherwise be at risk of homelessness.
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Woolly Bully helped us hand over $1160 to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta today. Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $100,000 to local charities over the past 60 months!