A Discussion on Mental Wellness in the Entertainment Industry –
– Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 31 –

TORONTO, ON (Jan 22, 2018) Following the sudden and tragic passing of Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park in July 2017, Live Nation Canada, Bell Let’s Talk, Warner Music Canada, Canadian Event Safety and Event Safety Alliance have joined together to present Strike a Chord, a discussion on mental wellness within the entertainment industry.

The private event will take place in The Lounge at Live Nation in Toronto as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, January 31 at 6pm and will feature a panel of speakers closest to Chester including Talinda Bennington (Chester’s wife), Anna Shinoda (Author, friend and wife of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda), and Jim Digby (Director of Touring and Production for Linkin Park), plus Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen (Psychologist). Joey “Vendetta” Scoleri Live Nation’s Head of Industry Relations for Canada will moderate the panel.

With a focus on awareness and taking action, the discussion will explore how to talk about mental health, recognizing warning signs, as well as how to access local support and resources. For additional details on each of the speakers and the event, please visit: www.CanadianEventSafety.com

WHAT: Strike a Chord: A Discussion on Mental Wellness
WHO: Talinda Bennington, Anna Shinoda, Jim Digby, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen
WHEN: Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 31, 2018
WHERE: The Lounge at Live Nation in Toronto

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About Bell Let’s Talk:
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and provides significant Bell funding of mental health care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Warner Music Canada:
Warner Music Canada is part of the Warner Music Group, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. The Warner Music Group is the home to some of the world’s biggest international recording artists such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay and Blake Shelton as well as Canadian superstars Michael Bublé, k.d.lang and Blue Rodeo among many others. For more information please visit www.warnermusic.ca.

About Canadian Event Safety:
Created in response to tremendous interest from professionals throughout the Canadian live event industry, the Canadian Event Safety organization shares information and resources that focus on both global best practices and the unique characteristics and needs of the Canadian event industry. For additional information, visit www.canadianeventsafety.com.

About Event Safety Alliance:
The Event Safety Alliance® (ESA) is dedicated to promoting “life safety first” throughout all phases of event production and execution. They strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion and teaching of good practices and the development of training and planning resources. For more information visit eventsafetyalliance.org.

Media Contacts:

Live Nation Entertainment
Erin Smyth
Live Nation Canada
erinsmyth@livenation.com

Warner Music Canada
Dave Stelling
Warner Music Canada
Dave.Stelling@warnermusic.com

Canadian Event Safety
Samantha Slattery
Capital Presents
sam@capitalpresents.com

Event Safety Alliance
Jacob Worek
Event Safety Alliance
jacobworek@eventsafetyalliance.org