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Former NHL Star to Speak at CNC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Retired NHL player turned motivational speaker Theo Fleury will speak to aboriginal youth at risk at the College of New Caledonia next month.

The free event will take place Monday Feb. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.

“Fleury will share his story of hope, moving forward, and never giving up even when the obstacles are great,” says CNC in a release.

Following his presentation, he will be available for a meet and greet with those in attendance.

“While Fleury’s visit to Prince George is in conjunction with the Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast at UNBC, his appearance at CNC will focus on healing and is targeted toward confidence building for those facing addiction, disability or mental illness,” adds CNC.

The former NHLer famously struggled with addiction as a player. Once he retired from the sport, he disclosed he had been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a former coach. He’s since developed a career as an author and public speaker.


So this is for “aboriginal youth at risk” only? No one else invited?

Discrimination at its finest, I would hope not! I think if you want to see him speak it is around 65-75$. Not that desperate thank you. It was mentioned on the radio.

    As the story states, the CNC talk is a free event.

      Correct, I am talking about the Legacy breakfast by the Timberwolves and it being a fee to listen to him.

If there is one person I do NOT want motivational or life advice from, it would be Fleury. Drug abuse, dirty hockey player, never a team guy, went from having millions to nothing but a pension, destroyed marriage, disgraced player.

I guess if he wrote a book telling me a list of things ‘not’ to do, I would read it.

Don’t be dumb Leroy. This guy has seen and lived through more than a vast number of people. The fact he isn’t dead is motivation for anyone struggling with addiction.

    How true, he was involved in some sad incidents, I can relate to his experiences. I don’t groove on the fact that he charges so much though, I do not have much use for motivational speakers no matter where they came from.

We don’t know how much Mr. Fleury charges, maybe nothing?
Ads for the legacy breakfast have stated that 100% of the proceeds go directly to local athletes, I assume that at least Mr. Fleury’s expenses will be covered, and probably something for showing up, too.
So what?
If you want to hear his message of motivation, then it’s cheap, and you get fed!

He is helping others by sharing his story, so regardless of anything else, this is a positive thing for some people.

As for the talk at CNC, I have to assume that ‘non aboriginals’ are welcome too.
Youth at risk are not all from one race, or demographic.

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