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Toronto Catholic District School Board

George Chuvalo Brings Powerful Message
About Substance Abuse to Brebeuf Students
 
Brebeuf College School welcomes former Canadian heavy weight champion George Chuvalo on Monday, November 26, 2012 for a presentation on drugs and substance use and preventative measures.
 
George Chuvalo was the reigning Canadian Heavyweight Boxing Champion for 21 years, from 1958 until 1979. Ranked in the top 10 of the World Boxing for much of his career, George faced many of the best fighters of this century: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Floyd Patterson, Ernie Terrell, Joe Frazier, Jerry Quarry and many others. George retired
from boxing in 1979 as the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Canada.
 
Today, George speaks to students, parents and other groups about drugs and how they have impacted his life. He lost 3 sons and a wife as a result of substance abuse. His recollection of events and his expressive nature enable him to convey his powerful message. Being a father to drug addicted sons provides him with the insight and wisdom required to capture
any listener. He de-glamorizes drug use by giving examples of what he has witnessed first and. He leaves the students and other groups with a message of hope for our future while inviting the listener into his private life. He shares some of what he has learned about life, with the hopes of reaching those who are at risk.
 
To date, he has conducted over 1400 presentations to staff, students, and support groups across the country and around the world. In October 1998, he proudly received the "Order of Canada" medal in recognition of his hard work and dedication to Canada's youth.
 
 
 
 

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