Progress Place announces new partnership with Sun-Rype Products Ltd.

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - June 20, 2017) - Progress Place, a mental illness recovery centre and leader in psychosocial rehabilitation throughout Canada, today announces a partnership with Sun-Rype Products Ltd., a Canadian fruit-based food and beverage manufacturer. Sun-Rype will deliver healthy products to Progress Place two times per year to facilitate health and wellness in the Progress Place community.

"We are thrilled about our new partnership with Sun-Rype and that our members will have access to wholesome snacks and beverages. Having a healthy and balanced diet is such a big part of one's overall wellbeing and Sun-Rype is the perfect partner to help our members achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Criss Habal-Brosek, Executive Director at Progress Place.

"We are so proud to partner with an organization that has had such a positive impact on Canadians with mental illness. In many ways, the goals and values of Sun-Rype echo those of Progress Place. We want to help Canadian communities lead healthy lives, and this common goal makes our partnership a natural fit," said Barb Broder, Communications Manager at Sun-Rype Products Ltd.

Sun-Rype's first shipment arrived at Progress Place on May 30, 2017 and contained 4,400 juice boxes and over 4,400 bars.

About Progress Place
In Toronto, Progress Place offers hope, encouragement, and opportunities to people living with mental illness. Members reclaim their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on the people's strengths and talents rather than their illnesses. We work together to create opportunities for members to return to school, gain employment, have a place to live, connect with their families, make new friends, and create multiple successes. We also provide public education to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and mental health issues.

About Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
Sun-Rype Products Ltd., based in Kelowna, BC, is a manufacturer and marketer of food and beverage products.

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Criss Habal-Brosek

Executive Director
Progress Place

Barb Broder

Sun-Rype Products Ltd.

Members of Progress Place enjoying Sun-Rype fruit juices in the sun.