Theo Fleury Receives Humanitarian Award from Whistler Film Festival
Last week, the Breaking Free Foundation was in Whistler, BC for the 2016 Whistler Film Festival, taking in the excitement of the Canadian premiere for Victor Walk Documentary. The screenings of the documentary were emotional, powerful and motivating for all who watched them. As our community already knows, the Victor Walk is an important awareness movement aimed at bringing attention, healing and change to the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and rape. While in Whistler, our President Theo Fleury, was given the first-ever WFF Humanitarian Award for his continued leadership and advocacy work on the topic of trauma and healing.
"Theo Fleury is a true hero for being brave enough to share his story and advocate for victims of sexual abuse and change,” said WFF Director of Programming, Paul Gratton. ”VICTOR WALK is a testament to his story, and given recent events that make Theo Fleury's concerns about inadequate legal punishment all too relevant, we expect this film to reignite the debate.”
Theo Fleury has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award, The Queen’s Jubilee Medallion, and is an honourary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award. He was awarded an honourary doctorate in Science from the University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the Mental Health of Canadians. Most recently he was bestowed with a second honourary doctorate in Laws from Brandon University in recognition for his contributions combating child sexual abuse and for his outstanding efforts to promote healing and recovery. [Whistler Film Festival]
The BFF and Victor Walk teams are truly grateful and honoured that the Whistler Film Festival believes in the importance of this message and this film. We look forward to sharing the film with many more in the future, check out VictorWalkDoc.com for updates.