Canada’s skating sweetheart, Elizabeth Manley is coming to Ottawa February 13 and 14, 2015 where she is hosting a two-day fundraiser, Elizabeth Manley and Friends at TD Place.
Audiences attending the event will experience some of the world’s top figure skaters, extreme skaters, aerial acts and live music all in support of mental health awareness.
“Faced with adversity, my competitive spirit pushed me to take action, and talk-therapy provided me with the necessary tools to overcome my depression,” said Elizabeth Manley, event headliner and organizer.
The occasion also features a gala dinner at the Brookstreet Hotel, including fireside chats with Olympic Champions, an acoustic performance by Alan Frew, of Glass Tiger fame and a live silent auction.
Liz is bringing some of the best skaters in the world to perform in Ottawa including two-time Olympic silver medalist, three-time world champion, seven-time Canadian champion Elvis Stojko.
Skaters Javier Fernandez, Kimmie Meissner, Violetta Afanasieva and Pete Dack, along with Shawn Sawyer, and many more entertainers will be performing for audiences as well.
A portion of funds raised from Elizabeth Manley and Friends will go to Do It For Daron, through the Ottawa Senators Foundation, and to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.
“With bullying, teen suicide and mental health issues on the rise, please join me, my friends, Accora Village, BDO and TD to provide support for these two worthy charities. It means so much to them, and I am so grateful that we can do this,” said Manley.
Liz Manley is the 1988 Olympic and World Silver Medalist, 1988 Olympic Freestyle Champion, three time Canadian Champion, Member of the Order of Canada, and Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
The Ottawa Senators Foundation empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness.
The Youth Services Bureau serves youth aged 12 and older, focusing on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being and development. The Youth Services Bureau empowers youth to make choices today that can help them secure the future they want.
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