Lands­berg com­ing to P.G. for Legacy Break­fast

The Prince George Citizen - - SPORTS - Ci­ti­zen staff LANDS­BERG

Michael Lands­berg, a long-time Cana­dian tele­vi­sion sports per­son­al­ity, will be the guest speaker at this year’s UNBC Tim­ber­wolves Legacy Break­fast, Feb. 19 at the North­ern Sport Cen­tre.

Lands­berg is host of the TSN talk show Off The Record, a sta­ple on the net­work since 1997. At the break­fast, he will speak frankly about men­tal health, and specif­i­cally his own bat­tle with de­pres­sion. He has been an am­bas­sador for Bell Let’s Talk, an ini­tia­tive fo­cused on rais­ing aware­ness and en­cour­ag­ing di­a­logue about men­tal health, since its launch in 2011.

“We are in­cred­i­bly ex­cited to wel­come Michael Lands­berg, as he shares his im­por­tant mes­sage at the Legacy Break­fast,” said Lo­ra­lyn Mur­doch, UNBC’s di­rec­tor of ath­let­ics and re­cre­ation. “Ev­ery year, this event grows be­fore our eyes and has quickly be­come a hugely an­tic­i­pated day in Prince Ge­orge.”

Pre­vi­ous guests at the Legacy Break­fast – a fundraiser for UNBC ath­let­ics – have been Cana­dian Foot­ball League leg­end Michael ‘Pin­ball’ Cle­mons (2017), NHL great Theo Fleury (2016) and women’s hockey Olympic gold-medal­ist Hay­ley Wick­en­heiser (2015). In those three years, more than $140,000 was raised for UNBC’s stu­den­tath­letes. All pro­ceeds go to­ward schol­ar­ships and bur­saries.

Tick­ets for the Legacy Break­fast are $90 for an in­di­vid­ual seat or $900 for a ta­ble of eight. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the break­fast be­gins at 7 a.m.

Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able through the UNBC ath­let­ics web­site.

For the fourth con­sec­u­tive year, Cana­dian Tire is the pre­sent­ing spon­sor of the UNBC Tim­ber­wolves Legacy Break­fast.

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