Bringing mental wellness to the Muskoka district is a top priority for Tony Clement.

On Saturday, the Parry Sound-Muskoka MP hosted ‘I Just Showed Up’ sponsored by proceeds from his Charity Golf Classic.

The event at the Friendship Centre in Parry Sound brought people together to discuss grief management, something Clement says is a step towards better mental health.


The MP hopes the event is the first of many he’s willing to sponsor in addressing the needs of the region.


Saturday’s session included a presentation by the B’saanibamaadsiwin mental health program as well as a traditional Indigenous cleansing ceremony known as smudging.