Megan Murphy is fourth “game changer” at Peterborough SPEAKS

Local radio personality and filmmaker will appear at April 27 health care fundraiser

Emcee Linda Kash and interviewer Stuart Harrison with filmmaker Megan Murphy, who will speak about her experience making her documentary "Murphy's Law", at the media launch for Peterborough SPEAKS (photo: Laurie Downey)
Emcee Linda Kash and interviewer Stuart Harrison with filmmaker Megan Murphy, who will speak about her experience making her documentary Murphy's Law, at the media launch for Peterborough SPEAKS (photo: Laurie Downey)

At a media launch earlier this week, Your Family Health Team Foundation announced local radio personality and filmmaker Megan Murphy will be the fourth speaker at the 6th annual Peterborough Speaks.

She joins filmmaker and screenwriter Carley Smale, musician and 2015 Canadian Country Hall of Fame inductee Dianne Leigh, and Freedom 55 financial advisor and Beth Israel Synagogue president Larry Gillman.

The keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Empringham, Vice President and Medical Director for Great-West Life Assurance Co., London Life Insurance Company, and the Canada Life Assurance Company.

The fundraiser for community health care takes place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough). The theme is “game changers”.

Murphy will be speaking about her film Murphy’s Law, in which she documents the 1400-kilometre bicycle trip she made around Ireland, retracing the same trip her late father took over 40 years ago.

Stuart Harrison, President and CEO at Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a question-and-answer section with each of the speakers, along with local entertainment personality Linda Kash, who is also the emcee for the event.

Crooner Brian Roman will be providing special entertainment and The Shish-Kabob Hut will be catering the event.

Funds raised at the event will support the mission of Your Family Health Team Foundation to “Bridge the Gap” in community health care, by keeping patients safe and free of risk at every stage in life. This includes stroke prevention for seniors and patients who require blood monitoring, critical information for expectant mothers and families, and counselling for patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Tickets are $63 (including fees) and are available in person at the Market Hall box office, by calling 705-749-1146, or online at www.markethall.org.

Murphy replaces Ottawa RedBlacks wide receiver Brad Sinopoli, who was originally scheduled to speak at the event but had to withdraw due to a CFL scheduling conflict.

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