Fall Banquet & Silent Auction – Thursday, November 16th, 2017
London Convention Centre – 5:30 pm
Featuring Elizabeth Manley
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With more than 30 years in both amateur and professional figure skating, Elizabeth Manley participated in two Olympic Games (where she won the 1988 silver medal and became the Olympic freestyle champion), six World Championships, and won three National Titles. Coming from a lower income family and having lived experience with depression, she speaks out about her struggles, the stigma of mental illness, and helping others.
Since her retirement from amateur competition, Manley has authored two autobiographies: Thumbs Up: The Elizabeth Manley Story and Elizabeth Manley: As I Am, My Life after the Olympics. She has also starred in three television specials: Trial of Red Riding Hood, Back to the Beanstalk, and Dear Elizabeth, which won a Gemini Award. In addition, she was a sports commentator for NBC for the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympic Games, and was a part of the CTV broadcast team for the Vancouver Olympic Games.
Manley regularly works with the Canadian Mental Health Association and has become a Producer of the charity event Elizabeth Manley and Friends for Mental Health; she has spoken to various audiences about the importance of mental health, about bullying and about teen suicide.
In 1988, Manley was made a Member of the Order of Canada. She is also a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. In 2014, she was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and in 2015, in recognition of her contributions to the community through charitable work, Manley received “The Builders Award” from United Way in Ottawa.
Our 2017 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction highlight is Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP), a branch of Mission Services of London. This branch offers support services to those who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, and who also have a mental illness or addiction. Services include advocacy, crisis services, last resort beds, access to laundry facilities and showers, safe day space and more. Proceeds of the event will support important client needs at CMHP.
TICKETS: Include plated dinner and parking at LCC Garage
Early Bird until October 15th $75 per seat; after October 15th $90 per seat
Call 519-433-2807 ext. 2106
Online with a credit card: mslfallbanquet.eventbrite.ca
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