WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce it has once again partnered with Brock McGillis, who will deliver a virtual presentation to all MJHL players and staff members surrounding inclusion, hockey culture and his personal story of triumph as the first openly gay men’s professional hockey player.
Brock McGillis is a former OHL and professional hockey player, and a leading activist in the LGBTQ+ space who has worked with teams in the NHL, schools across Canada and several large corporations and companies.
“We’re looking forward to working with Brock again this season to help better educate ourselves on these very important topics,” Kevin Saurette, MJHL Commissioner shared. “The presentation he delivered to the MJHL last season was very moving and sparked important conversations around the league within our 13 member teams.”
Brock McGillis MJHL Presentation:
After humanizing the experiences of being queer, Brock will break down tangible ways to create safe and comfortable spaces in the hockey environment and more. Mainly focusing on language while also emphasizing the need for individuality and celebrating nonconformity. The more everyone embraces who they are, the less likely they are to judge others.
Recognizing that most people want to be good, Brock will help inspire MJHL players to be shift makers. Through storytelling and sharing experiences, Brock will discuss how people can use their influence to impact society and how everyone has the ability to create shifts, regardless whether it’s in sport life, home life, work life or beyond.