Theoren Fleury

Playing With Fire by Theo Fleury

I heard Theo Fleury speak at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse last summer during the Adäka Cultural Festival, but hadn’t had a chance to read his autobiography, Playing With Fire, until recently. I finished it quickly. He writes forcefully about his addictions and the abuse and neglect that underpinned them. Much of the …

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Send Theo to the Hall

Growing up on the mean streets of Whitehorse’s Hillcrest subdivision, one of my favourite post-dinner, pre-bedtime activities was “taking shots”. Stephen Doyle and I would place a ratty, old hockey net in the middle of Park Lane (the same street where Ron McLean lived) and take turns firing a flattened pop can at each other. …

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