Nose Creek Regional Park in the heart of Airdrie will be full of positivity, meaningful connections, and live music with the first-ever Peace In The Park event on Sunday.

The event is put on by the Thumbs Up Foundation in Airdrie, which was established as a result of the sudden and tragic passing of Jesse Braden Titus (1984 – 2015). Brady struggled with depression briefly before his suicide and was unable to access crucial mental health care in the weeks leading up to his death. The Thumbs Up Foundation was created by his mother and father who make it their goal to improve access to mental health care and to establish and connect resources for patients suffering in all areas of mental health.

Kim Titus, Chair of the Thumbs Up Foundation, wants Peace in The Park to shift the focus from mental health and addiction to resiliency awareness and good brain health. Titus says it's time to pivot from focusing on the problems and, instead, looking for the opportunities and solutions.

Peace in the Park is free to attend and is set to feature 'Healers, Helpers, and Heroes' which Titus says are three things everyone can be in someone else's life.

There will be 50/50 raffles available for Peace in the Park with the winner taking half while the other half will go towards the Thumbs Up Foundation. According to Titus, each of the raffles could reach $20,000. Raffle tickets start at $10 each with bundles available.

Raffle #1:

Dwight Yoakam Guitar - signed by Yoakam on his last Western Canadian Tour, this Epiphone Casino Sunburst is Epiphone's best-selling archtop and a rock n' roll legend.


Raffle #2:

Original Artwork Raffle - A Chris Tutty masterpiece that has acrylic and varnish mediums and is an impressive 50" by 50" plus a Tim Lowing image of West Coast Banff that's an example of how Tim captures the world.



Everyone is welcome to stop by Nose Creek Park for the event where there will be many live performances throughout the day. Performances range from youth singers to Indigenous performers to professional music therapists who link music to good brain health and mental healing. There will also be musical performances throughout the day as well with acts such as Christian Hudson, Steve Jevne, Flaysher, and Nice Horse.

There will be food trucks stationed at the event as well as various local vendors who provide services that are supportive of good brain health and resiliency so those coming to the event can speak with professionals in their field. 

Peace in the Park runs from 11am until 9pm.