Alumni from Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism classes of 1999 to 2004
had a great time at their reunion held December 21, 2003, in Toronto at The 360 on Queen St. West. Some people had not seen their fellow graduates in over five years. The venue was a perfect setting for all to mingle and reunite with friends. People traveled from all across the world to join us — from Australia and Costa Rica to the Yukon and Thunder Bay. Later in the evening, the crowd listened to an alumni band — Barefoot — that had traveled all the way from Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Heathore Kelday, Paul Cressman, and Ronnie Sparks played enthusiastically for their fans. (To order your own copy of their first CD, contact Heathore at firstname.lastname@example.org). They were followed by another Thunder Bay favorite — Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Alas, the end of the evening came all too quickly and, as the doors closed, big smiles and hugs were exchanged by all. See you next time!
— Jenn Keystone, HBOR'03
Email for Life
Did you know that as a graduate of Lakehead University you are entitled to a Lakehead email address for life? Much like a hotmail account, the Lakehead University Email4Life account is web-based and is accessed through the Lakehead University Web Advisor on the homepage. Alumni are entitled to 30 MB of email storage, the ability to send and receive up to two MB of attachments, and easy forwarding to another email account. Grads from 2002 and earlier have only to contact the Alumni Relations Office to sign up for the free service. For more information or to set up a new account, visit www.lakeheadualumni.ca
The 21st Annual Fundspiel was held on March 19, 2004, at the Port Arthur Curling Club with 16 teams raising approximately $3,000 in support of scholarships and bursaries. We thank our major sponsors — Meloche Monnex, Industrial Alliance Pacific Life, and The Chronicle-Journal, as well as our sheet sponsors and prize donors.
Mark your calendars for Lakehead's 40th Anniversary Celebration planned for September 2005. Details to follow.
Winnipeg Alumna Wins Thunderwolves Jersey
Thank you to everyone who submitted information in response to our 'Lost' Graduates article featured in the fall/winter 2003 issue. The winner of the draw was Heli Dedi (HBScN'83) of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Coffee is on Us
The Alumni Association hosted coffee breaks for alumni working at BDO Dunwoody, as well as those working in the Woodgate Office Centre (Clarica, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Contact North) in Thunder Bay. During the breaks, the Alumni Association shared news, including the opening of the Advanced Technology & Academic Centre and the launch of the Masters of Management and Masters of Science in Management programs offered through the Faculty of Business Administration. Alumni were able to update their addresses and employment information while being treated to coffee and fresh baked treats, courtesy of the Association.
If you are interested in having an Alumni coffee break at your place of employment, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
Alumni Open — Register Soon!
The Association's 21st Annual Alumni Open in support of scholarships and bursaries is scheduled for Friday, August 27, 2004.
Golfers: Watch for details on the website and register soon.
Alumni Theatre Night
Again this year, the Alumni Association partnered with Cambrian Players for the staging of a play. This time it was Steve Martin's play “Lapin at the Agile”, which generated over $500 for the Lakehead U Student Food Bank.
MANAGER OF OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS:
ROB ZUBACK, PHONE 807 • 343 • 8155
TOLL FREE 1• 800 • 832 • 8076
FAX 807 • 343 • 8999
Do you have an idea for an alumni event or activity? If so, please contact the Office
of Alumni Relations.
ROBERT MACE, 2004 Alumni Honour Award
Position: President and CEO
Education: BAdmin’83 – Lakehead University
MBA 2002 – Laurentian University
Achievements: Began his career with Thunder Bay Hydro in 1991 and was appointed President in 2003. Currently responsible for 135 employees and a budget of $84 million, and pursuing a partnership with Lakehead University to provide more efficient energy use for several major power users in the city.
TODD MOORE, 2004 Young Alumni Award
Position: President, Moore Resource Management Inc.
Education: HBScF’98 – Lakehead University
Achievements: Established his own business in 2001 offering leading edge global position system (GPS)-driven fieldwork in Thunder Bay, to clients such as Abitibi Consolidated, Bowater, Kimberly-Clark, and the City of Thunder Bay. Employs four full-time Lakehead forestry graduates who supervise up to a dozen seasonal employees.
The Alumni Honour Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in public service, business, humanities, research, science and technology, scholarship, and/or the arts. The recipient is a graduate whose reputation or potential will bring honour and prestige to Lakehead University and its Alumni Association. One award is granted each year, along with a gift of $1,000 to be designated to a Lakehead University department or area of choice.
If you know graduates from the last 10 years, who are 35 years of age or younger, and have made significant achievements, why not nominate them for the Young Alumni Award? One award is granted each year, along with a $500-gift to be designated, again, to a Lakehed University department or area of choice. Nomination forms for both awards are available on the website or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations.