Airdrie City Council has proclaimed the month of June as Resiliency Awareness Month. 

At the most recent City Council Meeting, Council was asked by the founders of the “Thumbs Up Foundation” to help make June something special. Kim and Kim Titus (yes, both named Kim) were in attendance to see City Council officially make the proclamation. 

The reason for the proclamation is asking residents to focus on discussing, addressing, and experiencing opportunities that promote good brain health through increased brain knowledge and understanding. 

The “Thumbs Up Foundation” was established as a result of the sudden and tragic passing of Jesse Braden Titus in 2015. “Brady”, as he was known to his family and friends, was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, and an all-around good buddy, as described by those close to him.  

His suicide was a heart-breaking eye-opener to many. Starting with his mother and father, Brady’s family and friends began looking into mental health care and awareness in Alberta, as well as the larger suicide epidemic in Canada. 

The “Thumbs up Foundation” was also the most recent recipient of $10,000 from 100 Airdrie Men Who Give A Damn. 

Alongside this, Airdrie City Council made another proclamation for two specific weeks in May.  

They proclaimed May 9 to May 13 as “Economic Development Week” to acknowledge and increase awareness of local programs and activities that create jobs, advance career opportunities and help improve the community's quality of life.  

City Council also proclaimed May 15 to May 21 as “National Public Works Week” to recognize and celebrate public works employees who contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life of the Airdrie community. 

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