A famous hockey player who garnered attention for combating child sexual abuse will be visiting the Antigonish area with a message.
Former NHL All-Star Theo Fleury will be speaking with StFX students and local high school students on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at StFX Schwartz Auditorium. His talk ‘Don’t Quit Before the Miracle’ is intended to inspire and encourage strength and personal growth.
Mr. Fleury is a Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold medalist. He has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award and The Queen’s Jubilee Medallion. He is an Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award.
In 2014, Mr. Fleury was awarded with an honorary doctorate in science from University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the mental health of Canadians. Most recently he was bestowed with a second honorary doctorate in laws from Brandon University in recognition for his contributions combating child sexual abuse and for his outstanding efforts to promote healing and recovery.
The event is presented by Antigonish RCMP and Naomi Society, and sponsored by StFX, Government of Nova Scotia and 98.9 Nothing But Hits.