Canadore Celebrates Prominent Alumni and Raises Money for Student Scholarships
Apr 8, 2019 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College celebrated its strong connections, shared history and traditions at the annual Presidents’ Club dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame celebration last Friday, hosted by the Canadore College Foundation and Canadore Alumni.
The joint event welcomed over 150 industry and community supporters to help raise money for student scholarships and celebrate distinguished alumni carrying out significant contributions across the world. Now in its fifth year, the 2019 Presidents’ Club dinner raised more than $42,000 for student scholarships.
This year’s inductees were Carey Bond, Maureen Brazeau, Kevin Frankish, Ernest Matton, Brenda McLay, Kevin Wassegijig and Brian Winkworth.
|CAREY BOND – Retired president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters and Chief Marketing Officer and
|MAUREEN BRAZEAU -- Founder and CEO of Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc. in North Bay and
|KEVIN FRANKISH – Retired host of Citytv’s hit Breakfast Television show and
|ELDER LITTLE BROWN BEAR, ERNEST MATTON -- Manager of Indigenous Culture and Aboriginal Healing Program at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto and alumnus of the drug and alcohol
|BRENDA MCLAY -- Owner and Operator of Near North Laboratories in North Bay and
|KEVIN WASSEGIJIG -- Director of Operations at Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and alumnus of the recreation leadership program (1989). Wassegijig has been advocating for equity and accessibility to sport and recreation for First Nations youth, athletes and communities for 25 years. He is
|Canadore Alumni also recognized Brian Winkworth with the Dean McCubbin Legacy Award, which is given to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to Canadore College by supporting the institution’s five pillars: student success; program and service excellence; innovation; connection to the community and stainability. Winkworth is the director of programming and community relations at YourTV in North Bay. He has over forty years of experience working in the television industry and has a long-standing relationship with Canadore College as a past part-time faculty and program advisory board member. Winkworth was named North Bay’s Kiwanis Citizen of the year in 2013.
The Canadore alumni body brings invaluable social and economic benefits to communities around the globe. Canadore’s graduates have contributed more than $240 million alone to the regional economy in higher wages and increased efficiencies and productivity.
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