Actor Mackenzie Phillips among guests at festival celebrating sobriety, fighting addiction stigma
Recovery Day Winnipeg includes kids zone, all-day entertainment, resource booths, speakers, market
“Anyone can experience addiction, and everyone can find their way to recovery.
That’s what the organizers of a Winnipeg festival taking place at The Forks on Saturday want the public to understand.
Recovery Day Winnipeg is a free, day-long event that aims to celebrate sobriety and reduce the stigma of addiction in Manitoba.
It includes a kids zone, all-day entertainment, resource booths, guest speakers, food vendors and a market.
Guest speakers include Canadian rapper Madchild and actor Mackenzie Phillips, who has recently appeared in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Phillips — who began acting at age 12 in the film American Graffiti and gained fame for appearing in the 70’s sitcom One Day At a Time — has written two memoirs about her struggles with substance abuse.”