Operation Come Home (OCH) is pleased to announce that 2018's Breakfast on the Rideau is returning with featured speaker, Theo Fleury!
The event will be hosted on September 20th, 2018 at 7am and will be held at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park.
Youth will share their stories and how the have been able to overcome their battles with the support of Operation Come Home.
Meals will be prepared by youth employed in OCH's newest social enterprise, FoodWorks. If you'd like to try some of their delicious meals ahead of time, visit https://www.foodworksottawa.ca/ to see what's available and place your order today!
Early Bird Pricing is currently available. We look forward to seeing you in September!
The description below is shared from https://www.theofleury14.com/about-theo-fleury/
Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his time on the ice. But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviours.
Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. These tools are also useful to those who want to lead a productive conversation, called “Real Conversations”, with anybody else experiencing trauma.
Theo has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medallion. He is a Siksika Nation Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award. He also holds two honorary doctorates – one in Science from the University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the mental health of Canadians, and another in Laws from Brandon University for his work in combating child abuse and promoting healing and recovery.
Today, Theo is a healthy, motivational and successful agent of change. He is committed to daily transformation through personal growth, mindfulness and new action, and his compassionate spirit allows others to feel safe and whole by experiencing his vulnerability.
Theo is skillfully adept at inviting audience self-reflection during his many speaking events by creating safe environments for guests to share their own “Me Too” experiences. Without controversy or blame, Theo focuses on helping and leading others down a path of healing.