Heartland Stars Grandpa Jack (Shaun Johnston)

Heartland Stars Grandpa Jack (Shaun Johnston)

Heartland stars rally for CMHA

Graham Wardle and stars of CBC’s Heartland are coming to town in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Aug. 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Graham Wardle and stars of CBC’s Heartland are coming to town in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The Cruise with a Cause kicked off Friday in Calgary and rides into Vernon Wednesday for a celebrity meet and greet fundraiser at the Best Western Vernon Lodge from 10 a.m. to noon.

Heartland stars Wardle (Ty), Amber Marshall (Amy), Shaun Johnston (Grandpa Jack) and Alisha Newton (Georgie) will be available, signing photos for a $10 donation to the Vernon and District Canadian Mental Health Association.

This provides fans a great opportunity not only to share some special moments with their favourite celebs but also to show support for a cause worth riding the distance for.

Vernon is one of only a handful of stops being made on the seven-day motorcycle marathon.

The annual event was inspired by a desire to give back to communities in need and was co-founded in 2013 by Heartland star Wardle and Vancouver actor and music producer Don McLeod.

They are both long-time motorcycle enthusiasts.

The organization was created to raise awareness and funding for important causes.

This year’s charity of choice is the Canadian Mental Health Association.