Alumni Corner with Rich Clune

During the holidays, all three Renascent treatment houses hosted a special movie screening of “Hi, My Name is Dicky”, a documentary about hockey player and Renascent alumni, Rich Clune. Following the film, Rich and one of the film’s directors tuned in over Zoom for a one-hour fireside chat and Q&A session with our clients, staff, board, and alumni. To add to the experience at the houses, Comeback Snacks generously donated popcorn to each centre. 

Having celebrated 10 years of sobriety, Rich shared his story with the hope that someone else will find the help they need. “Hi, My Name is Dicky” pulls back the curtain on the Toronto Marlies forward’s rise to the NHL through addiction and sobriety. 

In addition, the film’s distributor, Upper Canada Films, agreed to donate proceeds from each stream of the film throughout the month of December to Renascent. Because of this generosity, Renascent received a gift of $1,000.

Since the premier of the documentary, which aired on Sportsnet in the early summer, a number of individuals have reached out to let Rich and the directors know how much of an impact Rich’s story had on them, and that they were beginning their own paths of recovery and taking the first steps towards living their best lives.

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Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.