Secure, Assist, Guard and Engage (SAGE) Clan is a grassroots organization that specializes in engaging those who need it the most in our community. Founded by community member Mark Brave Rock, the SAGE Clan is based upon the successful community patrol based in Winnipeg, the BEAR Clan. 

SAGE Clan patrols nightly on Mondays at 7 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 pm to provide snacks, lunches, water and most importantly, someone to talk to. SAGE participates in various community events and has helped addicts get help and find treatment, as well as, helping family members find their loved ones on the streets. SAGE is not a police force, nor are they addiction experts, but they seek to provide a sense of community and support to those in need. 

Many of the patrollers have good relationships with the community members that are on the streets and suffering from addiction. SAGE Clan patrols year-round and is an essential part of the bigger fight against both homelessness and addiction. The speakers will illustrate their experiences and challenges volunteering their time on the front lines of Lethbridge’s homelessness and addiction crises. 

Speaker: Mark Brave Rock, assisted by Josh Cummins and Amy Cran

Mark Brave Rock grew up in Moses Lake and went to school in Cardston. During the past 11 years of sobriety, Mark has gained knowledge and work experience with Peak Support Services (RSpace), ARCHES, 5th on 5th Employment and Support Services, as well as, Housing First, BRZ and Volunteer Lethbridge. Mark has also partnered with LPS, City Hall and the Indian Recovery Coaches program. 

Date/time: Thursday May 25, 2023. Presentation begins at 12 & concludes at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted

Location**:** **Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO) Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge, AB**

Lunch & Refreshments: The Atrium Dining Room will be available by 11:15 am. Please arrive early before the start of the Presentation to patronize the LSCO cafeteria and enjoy their excellent variety of good value food options._

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