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Building Bridges Gala

At the Building Bridges Gala this year, 2017, you will get the amazing opportunity to hear Theoren Fluery's 'Don’t Quit Before the Miracle' message, which everyone needs to hear at some point in their life. It’s about hope, about moving forward, about never giving up, even when the obstacles you face appear overwhelming and unbeatable. From the greatest heights to the lowest depths, both professionally and personally, Theo shares a message about winning it all, losing it all, and reinventing it all over again.

You will also get the privilege of being entertained by the one and only Danny Hooper. He is sure to make it a night to remember for all of us!

Building Bridges Gala Line Up

With Theo as our Keynote Speaker and Danny as our EMCEE and Auctioneer, this is an event you will not want to miss!

Theoren Fleury

Keynote Speaker

Former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist
Two time best selling author of Playing with Fire & Conversations with a Rattlesnake
Healing motivator
Person of great life experience
Knowledge in the field of relational trauma

Theo’s mission statement is to help as many people get to where they want to go has taken shape in many forms, whether meeting people for a brief moment on the street or as a dynamic inspirational speaker with the intention of creating healing through conversation. He loves people, their stories and their journeys. He is committed to daily transformation through personal growth through self-reflection, mindfulness and new action. His compassionate spirit allows others to feel safe and whole through experiencing his vulnerability.

Theo has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award, The Queen’s Jubilee Medallion, he is an Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award. In 2014 Theo was awarded with an honorary doctorate in Science from University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the Mental Health of Canadians. Most recently Theo was bestowed with a second honorary doctorate in Laws from Brandon University in recognition for his contributions combating child sexual abuse and for his outstanding efforts to promote healing and recovery.  Theo pursues excellence in all areas of his life.

Danny Hooper

Professional EMCEE and Fundraising Auctioneer

Danny Hooper is a born entertainer who has taken the stage on thousands of occasions, and brings his expertise, depth of experience and passion to more than a hundred events every year. From fundraisers to festivals, and conventions to corporate functions, Danny, with his multi-dimensional abilities, provides the best possible value to each and every special event.

An honors graduate of the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, MT, Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist within the National Auctioneers Association, five time Top Fundraiser awarded by the Auctioneers’ Association of Alberta, author of ‘EASY MONEY – How to Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction Event’ are all reasons why Danny Hooper is the Canada’s #1 Fundraising Auctioneer.

Add to these attributes a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in the Success Principles, you can be assured there will soon be Success Principle workshops launching across Western Canada.

With over 40 years in the entertainment industry, Danny is also a CCMA award winning media personality and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Noted for starting each auction event with a standup comedy routine, his rapid-fire one-liners, uncanny wit, and comedic timing quickly capture and hold an audience’s attention.

Come Join Us!

Table for 8, seats for 4, tickets for 2 or flying solo?! We've got a place for that too!