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Don’t Stop Stompin’Watch the full video.
Karleigh Scully interviewKarleigh Scully talks about her helping the #MentalHealth cause and her involvement in the #LIFEisBIGGER campaign.
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Larry Pegg interviewLarry Pegg talks about his inspiration in the young players and the project. He sees young hockey players as positive role models and peacekeepers.
Our tribute to Stompin’ Tom
Hockey is Great, LIFE is BIGGER!A Campaign for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
Hello. My daughter loved hockey. She is no longer with us due to a terrible mistake that has crushed her friends and family alike. We lost her in December 2007 to suicide. It’s too late for my lost daughter, but it’s not too late for us to make a difference and really try and find ways to reverse the tide on what some are calling an epidemic. I believe we can shift the earth and change the Mental Health paradigm, and I have a plan for that. Part of that plan is The Hockey Project.
There’s a new video produced by The Carleton University School of Journalism that I made public on December 9th, the 7th anniversary of losing my daughter. It captures the key elements very well:
Although I’m trying to create global awareness, in Canada, where hockey is a national obsession, my fund-raising is supporting Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), a well-known Mental Health charity that is supported by many Hockey communities, particularly in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
As a musician and songwriter, I’ve been writing some hockey songs because my family loved playing shinny and watching all the games. One of my recent ones is called Don’t Stop Stompin’ co-written and produced by Edmund Eagan (This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report). We are filming an amazing music video with almost one hundred young actors on skates for this tribute to the late Stompin’ Tom Connors and the song he wrote called The Hockey Song, heralded as the world’s greatest hockey song. Click the player below to hear the current version of Don’t Stop Stompin'.
The Hockey is Great, LIFE is BIGGER album
Support this music and support #LIFEisBIGGER cause for #MentalHealth and throughout the years. Canada’s 2014 Mental Health week is May 5-11. World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD) is September 10th every year.
Further to the cause, I've released a download album entitled "We Love Hockey" with eight hockey-inspired tracks, and 90 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), a grassroots movement with the mission of creating awareness, inspiring conversations, and transforming youth mental health. It was started by Luke and Stephanie Richardson after they lost their 14 year-old daughter Daron to suicide in 2010.
Before and Afterlife: The Theory of PositivityI also have another full-length album released in fall 2013 entitled "Before and Afterlife: The Theory of Positivity" to raise funds for and awareness of suicide prevention and mental health. I am donating 100 percent of all proceeds from download sales of the song "Weight" from the album and 50 percent of any full album download sales and CD sales proceeds to support the cause.
Since my daughter's death, music has become much bigger for me than I ever expected. It is the glue that holds me together, a big part of my ongoing therapy, in this aftermath of grief and depression. "Before and Afterlife: The Theory of Positivity" is a collection of music representing work that goes back to 1997—before my loss, and after. The songs cover a range of emotions, from love to loss, from joy to hope, from landscapes in our minds to the deepest oceans in our hearts. I always try and bring a positive Groove to my work, as do the wonderful players who have helped me create this album. They are all amazing artists (from Canada and the USA). They all bring the groove.
More information at LPGroove.ca