8th Annual Hope In The City Breakfast
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 7:30 am to 9:00am | The Hamilton Sheraton Hotel
*doors open at 7 A.M., program begins at 7:30

Jim Kyte, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound defenceman who played 598 regular-season games across 13 seasons for five National Hockey League (NHL) teams, accumulated 1,342 penalty minutes and was regarded as one of the toughest players of his time. Mr. Kyte was the first round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 1982 and was the first, and till date only, legally deaf player in NHL history.

Mr. Kyte continued to surpass expectations as he was twice nominated for the NHL’s Masterton Trophy – awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey. Mr. Kyte has been long recognized for his community service and while playing for the Jets was nominated for the NHL’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy – awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made significant humanitarian contributions to his community.

After retiring from the game, he became a columnist, went back to school to do his MBA, became a motivational speaker, created and ran a sports business management program. Today he is a Dean of Algonquin College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism, member of the provincial AODA Postsecondary Education Standards Development Committee, and Public Advocate for Autism Awareness. Mr. Kyte is one of the few players to have made a successful transition away from the game and is as multi-dimensional as it can be.

In June of last year, he was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. In October, he was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in Toronto.

TICKETS AVAILABLE herehttps://www.bruha.com/event/5016

Thank you to our Speaker Sponsor Walters Group for making this event possible.