For three years running Annapolis Royal has hosted the Annapolis County Defeat Depression walk/run/bike to raise funds for mental wellbeing in the Valley area, an initiative started by the Mood Disorder Society of Canada and taken up by the Annapolis County branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The first two years were a resounding success. The first year the event was held, Annapolis County had the highest participant turn out — and raised the most money in the country.
This year the event will be held on Sunday, May 25, with registration starting at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market Square in Annapolis royal. The run/walk/bike starts at 10 a.m.