Shea Emry

Shea Emry, is a 2x grey cup champion in the Canadian Football League. As an All-Star Middle Linebacker he was voted twice as the nastiest players in the league during his 8 year career. Since retiring five years ago — Shea has transitioned to tackling a new field: developing recreation programming in an effort to provide healthy ways to ventilate emotions. After growing up in the sports arena for over 20 years he realized that there is something that drives each individual to perform. Whether it be a negative experience that motivates them to prove the doubters wrong or just an undying passion to be the best. Everyone needs to dive into the deep end sooner or later, whether they feel they’re ready or not.

After a significant concussion in 2011, Shea founded Wellmen, an action based men’s adventure club that aims to get men out of their comfort zone for an adventure within. Get to know yourself so you can grow yourself.

His career post-football also includes starting Axewood Axe Throwing, a successful speaking career, and most recently — Avalaunch: a Snowball Fight experience and a workout system called Timberfit: a raw + gritty outdoor workout with logs and stones. All of these activities take place at his recreational base camp in Whistler, BC at a venue he owns — The Whistler Racket Club.

Shea’s focus is always going to be on physical and mental patterns and creating a more dynamic individual from the inside out.

Community Fund Advisory Committee

Mental health leaders in communities across Canada provide guidance and advice in the selection of Community Fund grant recipients.

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Diversity Fund Circle of Advisors

A circle of advisors, comprised of mental health experts, community leaders and people with lived experience from within Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities assist in the review process and provide advice and consultation on the development and future evolution of the fund.

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