Darkness & Hope: Depression, Sport & Me

February 13, 2019 • 7:00 pm

With 1 in 5 Canadians affected, talking about mental health is more important than ever.

Join us for an evening with Michael Landsberg, one of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting and ambassador for the Bell Let’s Talk Campaign, to talk about mental health. A powerful voice for mental health awareness, Michael will share his personal journey with depression on “Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sport and Me”. He’ll explain why mental illness isn’t a weakness and how, together, we can beat the stigma, fight back, and save lives.

About Michael Landsberg:

Landsberg is an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about mental health, and the founder of #SickNotWeak, a charity  that helps people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness, and creates a community around the subject of mental health. His documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. For his longstanding dedication to promoting mental health awareness, Landsberg was honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the Canadian Screen Awards.

One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, Landsberg has been with TSN since the network’s inception in 1984. He hosted Off the Record from its debut in 1997 to its finale in 2015 and is currently the co-host of TSN’s First Up. Twice nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast, Landsberg was the Whistler Host for Olympic Daytime on CTV during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, he anchored TSN’s Olympic Daytime.


February 13, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 pm


Congregation Beth Israel
989 West 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0E8