Occurs on Tuesday March 6 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Victoria Hall
411 Greenfield Street
Petrolia ON N0N 1R0

Performance Notes

× Petrolia Minor Hockey Association Brings Michael Landsberg to Petrolia!

Petrolia, ON – The Petrolia Minor Hockey Association, in partnership with St. Clair Child and Youth Services and the Town of Petrolia are pleased to be bringing MICHAEL LANDSBERG one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness to the Victoria Hall stage in Petrolia.

The Tuesday, March 6 event will start at 7:00 p.m. and will feature his encouraging dialogue about mental health “Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me” – which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2013 for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. Landsberg has also been an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about mental health. Mr. Landsberg will share his #SickNotWeak message “We help people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness” For more information please visit

All ages are welcome to attend the event, that promises a meet and greet afterward in the lobby. President of Petrolia Minor Hockey Association, Nick Salaris said, “There was no question in my mind that our community needs to have this conversation. Mental health is a subject that needs to be talked about before it is too late.”

Sponsorships for the event are available, and in addition to the event partners, Lambton County Developmental Services, MacFarlane Chevrolet Buick GMC, and Bits n’ Buckles have already generously and enthusiastically supported the event.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Box Office, by phone, in person, or online by visiting, the cost per ticket is $20. Those interested in sponsoring the event are asked to contact Nick Salaris.

“Imagine if you had the power to change lives just by talking. Imagine if you knew you could save lives by simply telling your story … Together, we can change the stigma that surrounds this disease.” — Michael Landsberg, CTV News

One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, Landsberg has been with TSN since the network’s inception in 1984. He hosted Off the Record from its debut in September 1997. Twice nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast, Landsberg was the Whistler Host for Olympic Daytime on CTV during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, he anchored TSN’s Olympic Daytime. Today, he hosts Landsberg in the Morning on TSN.

TESTIMONIALS “Michael was a great choice in highlighting the importance of being honest and open about mental health, reducing stigma and reaching out for help when you need it. At Red River College we have a diverse community of students, staff and faculty and he was relatable to all! It was critical for Michael to know in advance who would be his audience, so he could customize his delivery. He was spot on! His genuine and engaging delivery had everyone’s attention and we are still benefiting from the impact his powerful story and message. He was all that, and so much fun too!” - RED RIVER COLLEGE

“We were beyond thrilled with Michael! He was an incredible speaker and had such an impact on our community. He was engaging, down to earth, humorous, and inspirational. The schools where he presented had very positive feedback, and the attendees at our sold-out gala were so impressed. He spent time speaking with our guests, our sponsors, and our youth. Thanks again!” - BLUEWATER HEALTH FOUNDATION

IF YOU GO: Tickets are on sale Friday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m. for $20 and can be purchased in person at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Box Office, by calling (519)882-1221 or 1(800)717-7694 or online at

Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me speaking event with Michael Landsberg takes place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Victoria Hall, Petrolia with a meet and greet to follow. The event is for all ages.

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