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Theo Fleury coming to Kelowna for firefighter mental health fundraiser

Kelowna firefighters are bringing former NHLer Theo Fleury to Kelowna to raise funds to support first responders with mental health challenges.
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January 08, 2020 - 9:05 AM

Former NHL star Theo Fleury will be the guest speaker at an Inspire Kelowna fundraising presentation Saturday.

The event will raise money for the B.C. First Responder Resiliency Program, which supports firefighters throughout B.C. who are dealing with mental health challenges.

“Every day, first responders put themselves in harm’s way to respond to the scenes of emergencies,” states an Inspire Kelowna news release. “As a result, thousands of men and women in B.C. are facing off against mental health issues. The B.C. First Responder Resiliency Program addresses this critical need by offering peer counselling and specially trained clinicians who lead a program specifically developed for first responders."

“Internationally recognized for overcoming his own personal trauma, Fleury will bring his dynamic message of empowerment to Kelowna," the release said. "Audiences will leave Inspire Kelowna feeling motivated to confront challenges and heartened that quitting is never an option.”

The event starts at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, in Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are $58 for adults and $48 for seniors and are available at KelownaTickets or the theatre box office.

The event is sponsored by the Kelowna Professional Firefighters' Association in partnership with the B.C. Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund.

For more on Theo Fleury you can check out his website here.

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