Inside Ottawa Valley: Hockey video aims to raise awareness about teen suicide

Inside Ottawa Valley
Jennifer Mcintosh And Laurie WeirInside 
Date Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blair Barr, the captain of the Perth Blue Wings will make his appearance in Sochi this month, albeit from the big screen.

Before hitting the airwaves in Sochi, the Blue Wings will show the special video - featuring Barr and 79 other hockey players to raise awareness about mental health issues and teen suicide.

Produced by Osgoode musician Larry Pegg, who lost a daughter to suicide in 2007, the video will be showcased in Sochi this month.

"The Hockey Project and Larry Pegg Music are both projects that I have created in the wake of losing my daughter in December, 2007," Pegg said. Because his daughter was an avid fan of hockey, Pegg started The Hockey Project.

The latest campaign, Hockey is Great. LIFE is BIGGER, started with the release of a song called Don't Stop Stompin', co-written by Pegg and Gemini award-winning composure and producer, Edmund Eagan. Some of Eagan's work includes composing in producing the theme music to the Rick Mercer Report and This Hour has 22 Minutes.

"The key message for Canadians going into the hockey rounds at Sochi is that as a nation one in five Canadians suffer from mental health issues," Pegg said.

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