The Brett Pearson Run for your life

Bringing suicide and substance abuse out of the shadows and into the light.

Come and join us on

Saturday September 10th, 2011 9am to 2 pm

"Suicide Awareness Day"

RUN/WALK Fundraiser

2.5 and 5 km

 Carleton Place High School
 215 Lake Avenue West

Carleton Place, ON - See Route Below

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Parade Route

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2.5km or 5km Run / Walk

Starts At Beginning of Trans-Canada Trail

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Brothers Jeff and Jamie Plager have been playing and performing together for the past 14 years. Jamie hails from Braeside, ON, and while Jeff originally comes from the Ottawa valley as well, he now calls Waterloo, ON his home. The boys started out playing with their father Garry, and later branched out on their own. In 2005, they met up with Danielle Roberts of Ottawa, ON (who is quick to remind everyone of her prairie roots!). Soon after, the three were playing regularly with the bluegrass band Corduroy Road, based out Arnprior, ON, and eventually as the classic country trio, Dani & the Plager Boys.

With the encouragement of family, friends, and their fans in the Pontiac, Dani & the Plager Boys recorded their first album "Three's Country" in 2009. The band's sound is primarily classic country with a bit of bluegrass thrown into the mix. In the summer of 2010, Dani & the Plager Boys introduced a new member to their band - Jerry Covert of Braeside, ON, playing bass. Most recently, they performed at the Shawville Country Jamboree for their 3rd year. Dani & the Plager Boys are proud to support the Brett Pearson Run For Your Life.


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To view photos of Brett, go to our photo album.

To view photos of the 20011 run, go to our photo album.


News Article Archive:(click on the article to read)

EMC Sept 2 2010 - Back to School with community help

EMC Nov 11 2010 - Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee works with schools

Canadian Gazette Dec 9 2010 - Suicide Awareness Day geared to students

EMC Dec 23 2010 - Mother offers message of hope

EMC July 28 2011 - Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee members share their profiles

EMC July 1 2011 - First annual Brett Pearson Run for Your Life set for Sept. 10

Canadian Gazette Sep 4 2011 - Walk with purpose to bring suicide out of the shadows