PlayingwithFireTickets for a Night With Thereon Fleury go on sale Monday

It's been the hum of Humboldt since mid April when Partners Family Services announced they were bringing Thereon Fleury to the city.

Fleury played professional hockey for 18 seasons but might be more famous for his autobiography, Playing With Fire.

Partners Board Member Michelle Bankowski says Fleury is the perfect person to work with their organization on the June 11th.

"His story covers off so many aspects that communities like ours have to deal with whether we're talking sexual abuse, we're talking drug and alcohol abuse, family violence, Theo's story really resonates with so much of the work we do at Partners."

Tickets are $50, corporate tables can be purchased in groups of eight and they go on sale Monday morning at Diamonds of Detroit. They are open at 9am in the Humboldt Mall.

Bankowski is happy to say they are getting the are's youth involved as well. Fleury will speak to students across the Horizon Division earlier in the day.

"Overall we're expecting about 1,000 students. This is really a great opportunity for our youth, they're going to be exposed to a very inspirational story, a story about victory and a story about recovery. I think it will be great for them."

Bankowski adds that despite the serious nature of Fleury's story, the fund raising dinner and auction will be a great event to help progress Partners' programs.

"Absolutely, and that's why we chose the name 'Community Rising' we want to bring the community together. It is a serious topic but having said that we assure you the night will be very, very sociable and it will be filled with a lot of fun as well."

The dinner begins at 5pm with cocktails, dinner will be served at 7pm and the program, including Fleury's address will follow.

To hear more from Bankowski in her interview with Bolt FM's Clark Stork click below. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.