The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation will be hosting a Gala Dinner featuring former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist Theoren “Theo” Fleury as guest speaker.

“Recently, Theo Fleury fascinated readers with his #1 bestseller, “Playing With Fire”. He is one of the country’s most in-demand keynote speakers. He shares funny stories from behind the scenes with the game’s biggest stars. Theo tells jaw-dropping anecdotes of living hard at the top of the NHL, the crash that followed, and finally his comeback and redemption.” said Nathalie Godbout, Dinner Co-Chair. “Theo knows what it takes to become a champion, build a strong team and overcome incredible odds. His presentations entertain, motivate and inspire and we are so thrilled he is coming to Saint John.” said Godbout.

“I’m impressed with the long standing reputation of the Foundation as an advocate against family violence and how Theo’s experience in minor hockey resonates with anyone working to eliminate intimate violence in society” said Scott McCain, President and Chief Operating Officer, Agribusiness Group, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

The Foundation’s Dinner Co-Chair, Nathalie Godbout, acknowledged the contribution of Scott McCain and Margaret McCain as presenting sponsors and thanked those who have committed to support the Gala Dinner.

The master of ceremonies for the event is Harry Forestell of CBC News, New Brunswick and the Honorary Chair of the Dinner is the Saint John Police Force.

The Dinner will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 and the theme of the dinner is “Playing With Fire”.

The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation has taken a lead role in the struggle against family violence since 1985. The Foundation is a group of committed leaders who came together with a common mission – to eliminate family violence.

For more information visit www.mmff.ca