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Flames’ Burke to share views at Chamber luncheon

One of hockey’s most outspoken figures will share his views at a Red Deer Chamber of Commerce luncheon in January.

Brian Burke, president of hockey operations with the Calgary Flames, will take part in the Chamber’s Key Speaker Series on Jan. 13. He’s expected to speak on the topic “Business Working with the Community.”

Prior to joining the Flames in September, the 58-year-old served as general manager of National Hockey League teams in Hartford, Vancouver, Anaheim and Toronto. He also worked for the National Hockey League as executive vice-president and director of hockey operations.

A release issued by the Chamber described Burke’s community work as including activism against homophobia in sports, support of first response and military service personnel, and involvement in environmental and humanitarian causes.

The Chamber luncheon will take place at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. The cost for Chamber members is $60 a person or $450 for a table of eight, with non-members paying $75 a person or $550 for a table.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, with additional information available on the Chamber website at

The Chamber’s Key Speaker Series features speakers on a various business topics, and who are recognized as leaders and innovators in their industries.



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