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Brian Burke


Whether he's guiding Calgary or the Leafs, and before that Anaheim and Vancouver Brian Burke has a lot going on in his life besides  the National Hockey League.

He's a spokesman and motivational speaker for a few causes and one that touches all of us is, mental health. Burke's son Patrick was diagnosed with severe depression just before heading to graduate school. His mother had to coax him out of an apartment he'd stayed in for several weeks and her usually talkative son was wordless as they drove home. Patrick's had a diagnosis and gets treatment and now works with his father raising awareness around homophobia and bullying.

Today Brian Burke spoke to a fndraiser for the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. And later he got behind the Mainstreet bench.  

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