Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
3:00pm

All Roads Home

With Bryan Trottier

All Roads Home

With Bryan Trottier
19
Saturday
Nov
2022
3:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Bryan Trottier

Join us for a conversation with Bryan Trottier, in celebration of All Roads Home: A Life On and Off the Ice , a poignant and inspiring memoir of the people and challenges that shaped the life and career of Canada's most decorated Indigenous athlete.

 

Over the course of his incredible career, Bryan Trottier set a new standard of hockey excellence. A seven-time Stanley Cup champion (four with the New York Islanders, two with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche), Trottier won countless awards and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was named one of the NHL's Top 100 Players of All Time.

 

Trottier grew up in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, the son of a Cree/Chippewa/Metis father and an Irish-Canadian mother. All Roads Home offers a poignant, funny, wise, and inspiring look at his coming of age, both on and off the ice. It is a unique memoir in which Trottier shares stories about family, friends, teammates, and coaches, the lessons that he has learned from them, and the profound impact they have had in shaping the person he has become.

 

Some of the incredible characters featured in the book include Trottier's father Buzz; legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour; teammates Clark Gillies and Mike Bossy; and the Penguins' Mario Lemieux, to name but a few. He'll also talk about the high school English teacher and guidance counsellor who helped him develop self-confidence and encouraged him as a writer: Governor General's Award–winning poet, Lorna Crozier.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. Livestream links will be sent about an hour prior and will remain active for 48 hours. Please email leslie@writersfestival.org with proof of purchase to request a link.

 

 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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