In November patients and some staff were treated to a very special show in the auditorium at NBRHC’s 50 College Drive campus.
The auditorium was full for the 9:30 am concert by the Robb Nash Project – NBRHC was one of 9 stops for the band in our region and the first time Robb has ever played in a hospital.
The Robb Nash Project engages young people through the power of music and words, encouraging them to make positive life choices and lead lives of significance and purpose.
Following a life-threatening accident as a teenager, Robb Nash, lead singer and voice of the Robb Nash Project, experienced anger, self-doubt and depression. After working through these issues and recovering from significant physical injuries, the highly acclaimed musician found his passion: connecting to young people with rock music and meaningful lyrics.
Through personal stories, song and video, Robb sensitively deals with serious issues including drug and alcohol addiction, bullying, self-harm, depression and suicide. He inspires youth to stay hopeful, recognize their unique strengths and make positive choices.
Robb and his band tour across Canada performing more than 150 concerts each year in schools, detention centres, First Nations communities and other venues. For each of the past three years, the Robb Nash Project has presented live to over 50,000 young people. Robb also stays connected to his audience through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and his website.
Audience feedback from students and educators consistently includes stories of remarkable personal breakthrough, realization of self-worth and personal growth. The Robb Nash Project is a message of strength and hope at a time when many youth need it most.
More information about the Robb Nash Project can be found here.
A number of community partners (including NBRHC) worked together for more than a year to bring Robb and his band to the community. The major sponsors are Nipissing First Nation and Canadian Mental Health Association – Nipissing Branch, and supported by Bell Let’s Talk.