Hearing “Me Too,” gave Theo Fleury strength to continue on his path

Theoren Fleury greeted the crowds and signed autographs after his keynote speech. (Photo Justin Lethbridge)

By Justin Lethbridge Writer By the end of his hour-long talk, Theoren Fleury was left standing on stage in front of a crowded room in complete silence. The speech he delivered at the Gathering Place on the Grand Wednesday January 23rd was unapologetically raw. It covered all facets of his fight with addictions to drugs and alcohol and his long, hard road to recovery. Six Nations is one of 370 First Nations communities Fleury, who comes from Métis heritage, has visited. He makes it a point to visit First Nations because he sees the pain and suffering in Indigenous people and wants to share his incredible story, to show that there is always hope. The memories and feelings he shared Wednesday night didn’t offer a mere glimpse into his life,…

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