Laughter is the BEST Medicine for Mental Health

46 minutes · 2018

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Eric Payne is a 23 year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces with is tour on board HMCS HALIFAX 2001/02. After returning from his tour at CFS Alert in 2005 he suffered limb loss due to a head on crash with his motorcycle. This would mean the end to his 23 year career. He used it as an opportunity. He became a resource to policy for the CAF for returning Injured Veteran from Afghanistan. He became a member of the Soldier On Program from its launch and has worked diligently in disabled community for parasports. Eric works in the Public Service currently. He has been recognized by parasport organizations as builder for Para Ice Hockey and has been awarded for his ongoing advocacy work for People with a disability. He has also sat on numerous provincial boards to better the day to day lives. He is also the current Vice President of Veterans Emergency Transition Service Canada. Eric has spoke to CFB Gagetown and CFB Halifax for their International Day for Persons with disabilities He was brought back for the launch of CFB Gagetown‘s program, Mission Ready. He has been a presenter to TEMA and in the month of December 2017 was named an Ambassador by Hockey Canada for growing the sport of Sledge Hockey on PEI. In the fall of 2018 Eric will be attending Nova Scotia Community College in the Radio and TV Journalism program.


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