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Help "We Love Hockey" win Song Quest contestAnd make a big difference 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 almost six years ago to suicide.
Given the weight of this loss, I see the Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) Song Quest contest as much, much more than hockey. The CBC Machine may agree or disagree with that. Undaunted, I see it as an opportunity to shed light on the darkness of suicide and combine that with the power of hockey. So I've entered my song "We Love Hockey" in the contest. The winning song will be chosen as Canada's next great hockey song largely by how many times it's played, and how many votes it gets beginning 6pm ET Saturday, November 23. Help make a difference by clicking on the buttons below to play and vote for "We Love Hockey." Be sure to like and add the song on CBC, too, as likes and adds also count as votes. Thanks for your support! – Larry Pegg
Let’s Drop the Gloves and fight for the cause of life
Voting begins at 6pm ET Saturday, November 23, 2013. You're allowed to vote once per day, so be sure to bookmark this link and return each day to cast your vote for the song and and make a difference for the cause to support suicide prevention and mental health.
The Hockey is Great, LIFE is BIGGER Campaign for DIFD
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