Laurier Golden Hawk Athletics is proud to announce that 30+ tables have been sold in a fundraising initiative to raise $20,000+ for the Golden Hawk Football Team. The Second Annual Friends of the Golden Hawk Reception and Dinner is fast approaching and will be held once again at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Downtown Kitchener on the evening of April 25th. Four Points Sheraton and Rogers Cable Television will be co-sponsors for the event. This event also marks the kick-off of the 10th anniversary celebrations for the 1991 Vanier Cup Championship Team.
The keynote speaker for this year will be Paul Giannelia
, President and CEO Strait Crossing Group Inc. (SCGI) and Strait Crossing Inc. (SCI). Paul Giannelia
is a renowned member of the worldwide construction industry. He is best known as the Project Director of Confederation Bridge, linking Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick across the Northumberland Strait. From 1987 through to May 1997, Paul was responsible for the entire project. Paul is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (Economics ‘70) and played football for the Golden Hawks from 1967-69. Paul was recently recognized as Wilfrid Laurier’s Alumnus of the Year (1998) and is an active executive member of Laurier Athletics’ “Golden Hawk Club”. Paul also received the 2000 Lester B. Pearson Award, presented to the person who best exemplifies the ideals and purpose of interuniversity athletics and amateur sport by the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union.
The 5th Quarter Club is operated under the umbrella of the Golden Hawk Club, the fundraising organization for Athletics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Golden Hawk Football has enjoyed excellent support in the past and the proceeds from this event will take the program to a new level. “Paul helped us create our vision statement two years ago”, explains PETER BAXTER
, Director of Athletics at Laurier. “Since that time with the assistance of his leadership, we have progressed steadily towards our goal of building the best Interuniversity Football Program in Canada”.
Some tickets are still available. If interested please contact Wally Gabler
at (519) 884-0710 ext. 3428.