‘I’m free’: 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.

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Phillips — who began acting at age 12 in the film American Graffiti and gained fame for appearing in the ’70s sitcom One Day At a Time — has written two memoirs about her struggles with substance abuse.”

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