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      13th Annual London Addiction Recovery Breakfast in London

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      September 20, 2019

      Friday   7:00 AM

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      13th Annual London Addiction Recovery Breakfast

      Join us on September 20 for the 13th Annual London Addiction Recovery Breakfast.  The London Addiction Recovery Breakfast Committee is thrilled to welcome Jordin Tootoo to the stage! Tootoo played for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1999 to 2003 before being chosen by the Nashville Predators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to play with the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks, banking 161 points, including 65 goals in 723 career games. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, Tootoo is not just the first Inuk player, but also the first one raised in Nunavut to play in the NHL. As an Indigenous athletic leader, Tootoo has long understood his responsibility as a role model, speaking openly about the need for mental health resources, and fighting the taboos around discussing mental illness. He is committed to reaching Canada’s Indigenous communities through his work with the Team Tootoo Foundation, founded in honor of his late brother Terence. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his work in Nunavut promoting healthy living and encouraging conversations about difficult topics like addiction and suicide. “It’s part of Canada that a lot of people struggle with mental health and addiction, suicide, these issues are a national epidemic. I feel that, at this point in my life, it’s my calling to give back to a lot of these remote communities,” says Tootoo. Bestselling author of the memoir All The Way: My Life on Ice, Tootoo brings an uplifting message to his audiences, creating a culture of inspired inclusivity with authentic hockey and community stories. The event will also feature community members with lived experience who will be speaking and sharing their personal stories. Stay tuned to find out who!  Ticket payments via cheque should be made out to “London Recovery Breakfast” and can be mailed to:Addiction Services of Thames Valleyc/o Jillian Driessen200 Queens AveSuite 260London ON N6A 1J3  

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