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2010 Speaker (Archived)

Paul Henderson

Paul HendersonPaul Henderson became a Canadian sports legend in September, 1972. His goal, with 34 seconds remaining in the final game, lifted Canada to victory in the “Series of the Century”, against the Soviet Union. Incredibly, Paul scored the winning goal in each of the last three games of this historic first series between the two superpowers of hockey. That magical moment in Moscow is still considered the greatest in hockey history.

A member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Paul Henderson knows the importance of leadership, teamwork and commitment.

In 1997, on the 25th Anniversary of The Goal, Paul was immortalized on a postage stamp issued by Canada Post and a silver coin by The Royal Canadian Mint.

Henderson was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in November 2009, and made his illness public on CBC television earlier this year. He told viewers “I have no angst in my body, no fear whatsoever, and I really believe that’s because of my faith.”

A practicing Christian, Henderson has often spoken about getting strength from his faith and relationship with God. He said he has the same peace of mind now as he grapples with his illness.

Join us on November 9th as Paul shares his powerful faith journey, and how it relates to life, leadership, character and family.