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Since 1967, Distress Centres has been providing an around-the-clock emotional safety net for community members who are socially marginalized, distressed, in crisis, victims of violence or suicidal. Last year, more than 120,000 calls were answered on our help lines. Through our Survivor Support Programme, hundreds of other individuals received face-to-face grief counseling in the tragic aftermath of a death by suicide or homicide. Distress Centres was also able to provide service to countless professionals, organizations and concerned citizens through the training and consultation provided by our Community Outreach Programme. Each and every service is provided free of charge to participants. In an attempt to ensure easy access to our crisis lines, we have a TTY line for the hearing impaired and employ a 151 language interpreter service. Bikers Against Distress known as B.A.D. Ride is a charity bike ride event MINI Markham supports, this year at BAD Ride 2013 we are provided track entertainment with a race off between our Countryman S and Cooper S. Congratulations to Monte who was the winner of our MINI Markham Psychic Ballon Stuff contest guessing one one away from the actual amount of balloons which filled one our MINI Coopers. A large gallery of our cars, our Crew and the winner inside.