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Over the Bridge Welcomes New Additions to its Board of Directors

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is thrilled to welcome the addition of several new board members to the organization’s structure. With this update, the new board now stands at eight members. “I am personally delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members, and I look forward to serving with each of them over the next two years.” said Ace Piva, Co-founder and Executive Director of Over the Bridge. “Together we are continuing to build our organization’s ability to serve our community and support musicians, crew members, and all

July 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Smoke & Felt Partners with Over The Bridge to Change the Conversation on Mental Health

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over The Bridge is proud to announce its latest partnership with Smoke & Felt, a full-service marketing agency that stands at the intersection of technology and progressive politics. Founded by Matt Dusenbury after more than a decade delivering innovative solutions to complex marketing and communications challenges, the company began with a focus on creating digital books and other media for progressive Canadian clients and publishers. Smoke & Felt will collaborate with Over the Bridge on its media and communications to extend the great work the Toronto group has already done building its community and support

May 11th, 2021|Featured|

Awareness Film Festival- I HEARD SARAH

Over The Bridge is excited to announce our community partnership with the 11th Annual Awareness Film Festival virtual festival from October 1st-11th, and show our support for the film I heard Sarah What is "I Heard Sarah" about? “Ian Ford is a troubled rock star who has just snuck out of his court-mandated rehab and is on a mission to get back to his hometown. His desperation and inner turmoil led him to track down his best friend to finally confront the deep secret that fractured their relationship years ago. His survival hangs in the balance as

September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBChat: How can we help – Answering questions about mental health in the music industry

Tune in to "OTBChat: How can we help - Answering questions about mental health in the music industry" on Facebook.com/OTBnonprofit LIVE on Tuesday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm EST. Join guests Martin Atkins (Drummer, P.I.L, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, & Author), Alana Peri (Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator) as they tell a few stories and answer your questions about mental health in the music industry. You Can Participate From HOME Since OTBChat is virtual, you can join in on the fun wherever you are! If you have questions for Martin or Alana about mental health, there

September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Covid’s Evil Twin – The Echo Pandemic

Covid’s Evil Twin - The Echo Pandemic Over the last few days, while chatting with two mental health care professionals, one here in Canada, and one in the U.S., both have alluded to what is becoming known as the echo pandemic. The echo pandemic refers to various peripheral resulting crises, including the mental health crisis, that we are beginning to have, and will continue to have once the virus is under control. As far as mental health goes, there are (at least) two things at play: First, the incredible upheaval and disruption of Covid-19 has brought

August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBChat: HOW TO STAY FIT AT HOME

OTBChat: HOW TO STAY FIT AT HOME OTBChat host Ace Piva chats about fitness with special guest Brandon Bliss (MONSTER TRUCK), as they sweat through a workout with fitness coach KARINA VEE! Special thank you to @andreamariemac at @fitontour Photo By: Lars Krüger FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: MONSTER TRUCK Facebook: www.facebook.com/ilovemonstertruck/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/ilovemonstertruck Instagram: www.instagram.com/ilovemonstertruck Twitter: https://twitter.com/Monster_Truck_ OVER THE BRIDGE Facebook: www.facebook.com/OTBnonprofit/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/OTBnonprofit Twitter: https://twitter.com/OTBnonprofit KARINA VEE Facebook:www.facebook.com/barrysbootcampcanada/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/@barryscanada www.instagram.com/karinaveee FIT ON TOUR Facebook: www.facebook.com/fitontourcommunity/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/fitontour Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitontour_ ----------------------- Disclaimer - Please note that information from this site should never be used substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor

August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

BLACKOUT TUESDAY

Due to recent events please join us as we take steps of action to provoke accountably and change. In solidarity with the music industry, Over The Bridge will observe blackout Tuesday, but will continue offering zoom online - peer support programs to our community members Join us today (Tuesday, June 2nd) between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST on zoom, for your peer-peer support check-in. CLICK HERE TO JOIN https://zoom.us/j/726136516v

June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

5 WAYS HOW MUSICIANS CAN CAN ASK FOR HELP!

Last week OTB asked our social media followers on Instagram  “WHEN YOUR FEELING DOWN, HOW DO YOU ASK FOR HELP?” We received a lot of great feedback and tips. We want to thank everyone who messaged us with their suggestions, and told us what has worked for them. Over The Bridge has put together a list of 5 WAYS HOW MUSICIANS CAN HOW WE CAN ASK FOR HELP! For many musicians and crew, this is the most difficult step. Some may feel like they have to swallow their pride. Think to yourself, "What will happen if

May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBMusic: BRIAN MELO – MONDAY APRIL 6 @ 2-2:30 pm:

MONDAY APRIL 6 @ 2-2:30 pm: OTBMusic: BRIAN MELO WHEN: MONDAY APRIL 6th 2pm-2:30pm WHERE: www.facebook.com/OTBnonprofit OTBMusic Guest: BRIAN MELO Hamilton singer-songwriter Brian Melo became a household name in 2007 after winning Canadian Idol and embarked on a personal journey to in some small way change the world through music. Brian has released two albums, and has shared the stage with the likes of Queen, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette Chicago, and fellow Idol Kelly Clarkson.   Now out of Nashville, TN, Brian performs with APOLLO'S CROWN. Brian's passion for music and people is always

April 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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