CANADA: Smash Wrestling returns to Peterborough, ON on December 10 to benefit The Peterborough AIDS Resource Network

Posted on 12/07/117 by Steven Ashe



The Venue Peterborough
286 George Street North, Peterborough, Ontario K9J3H2

Receiving the news of an HIV diagnosis can be extremely
difficult and very scary, and often causes a persons' world
to change drastically if there is no support or
understanding in their immediate environment. Additionally,
the stigma of other's opinions, judgments, ignorance and
lack of truthful information turns this internal disease
into an external struggle. Without the support of others and
organizations in the community, people often end up
suffering further as they lose the things the things closest
to them; their friends, family members, their jobs, their
faith, and sadly sometimes even hope as the suicide rate
amongst LGBTQ youth is commonly linked with an HIV
Diagnosis.

Wrestling with Stigma is a dynamic non-for-profit event that
is designed to bring greater awareness and knowledge to the
HIV/AIDS crisis so that stigma is no longer something that
holds the power to ruin families, jobs, relationships and
even lives.

This event has been created to raise an enormous amount of
money to help the local charities that are providing an
incredibly important service to those who are experiencing
the unfortunate impact from their Diagnosis. The proceeds
raised will go to help local LGBTQ youth and their families
and friends in the community affected by HIV, stigma and
loss due to an HIV Diagnosis. This includes such important
services as providing critical, accessible and up-to-date
information on HIV, medical, medicinal, spiritual and
natural treatment resources, sexual health, HIV & STD
prevention and education. This is accomplished through the
caring supportive workers who truly make a difference in the
lives of those in the community. There are counsellors,
youth programs, community events and specific emergency
funding to help those who have suffered physically,
emotionally or financially and have to rebuild their life in
one or many ways.

Wrestling With Stigma is a delicious synergy of education
and entertainment with the LGBTQ community and with the
power of our professional wrestling partner SMASH!
Wrestling--the top independent wrestling promotor in the
country airing weekly on the Fight Network.

SMASH!STIGMA! will feature top local, Canadian and
International wrestling personalities, live music
performances, some comedy, and a variety of things that are
meant to expand awareness, dispel myths and untruths, make
light and offer education and amazing top-quality
entertainment.

This will be first event in Peterborough of its kind,
kicking off a type of event that brings us all together,
creating a new realm of possibility for those living with
HIV in the LGBTQ and every community.

All profits & proceeds from this event will support and
benefit P.A.R.N. -The Peterborough AIDS Resource Network and
their amazing work.

Wrestling With Stigma is also proud to represent the U=U
campaign. Undetectable = Untransmittable is now proven and
is an important part of the equation to reducing and
removing the dated stigma from being HIV .

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SMASH!STIGMA!
Featuring:

The Main Event:
PETEY WILLIAMS "The Canadian Destroyer" vs TARIK
(TNA/Impact Wrestling, The Wrestling Perspective Podcast)

Tyson Dux vs Brent Banks vs Sebastian Sauve vs Vaughan
Vertigo

Danny Orlando vs Psycho Mike

Halal Beefcake vs Kevin Bennett Experience (Tank & Muscle)

Alexia vs Xandra Bale

Special Appearances & Performances by: Charlie Cathy Petch,
Barbie Jo Bentemps, Brody Brohard, Jimmy Lightshow, Scott
"Sarge" McEwan, The Saga

Photography:

EVK
coolminutes.org

more announcements to come...

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GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY $15!
(First come first serve seating/standing)

VIP TICKETS $30!
(Guarenteed Seating, First 3 Rows, Photo & Meet & Greet with
Smash Wrestlers & Performers Free Poster!)

FAMILY 4 PACK ONLY $50!
(Four General Admission Tickets)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

www.ticketscene.ca/events/19309/

Chumleighs in Peterborough
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all proceeds and profits go to P.A.R.N. so please give
generously!
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you may also donate or sponsor this event!
email wrestlingwithstigma@gmail.com to inquire about our
package
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DOORS 4PM
SHOW STARTS 5PM
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Official After Party 830PM (more info soon!)
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www.wrestlingwithstigma.com
www.uequalsu.org
www.parn.ca
www.smash-wrestling.com







































































































































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