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October 2, 2003
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Develop your affinity
for a great evening


For the third year in a row a group of dedicated alumni are raising the profile of Memorial University in Ottawa. The group, collectively known as Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador-Ottawa, is working with the Alumni Association to stage the third annual Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

This year's event features keynote speaker Phillip du Toit, managing director, Voisey's Bay Nickel Company. Affinity Ottawa chairperson W. Tom Bursey (B.Comm.(Hons)'83; MBA'84) encouraged Memorial alumni, faculty and staff who may be in Ottawa at the time to join him for a great evening.

“Come meet fellow Memorial graduates and friends of Newfoundland and Labrador to hear Mr. du Toit share his thoughts on Partnerships in Research and Innovation,” said Mr. Bursey. “It promises to be a great evening and an especially good time to network and make new connections.”

The dinner features the musical magic of the MUN String Quartet with selections from their exceptional repertoire. Corporate sponsorship for the event has been strong and the group was even able to underwrite the quartet’s traveling and accommodation expenses – cello and all – with the support of CanJet and the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Tickets are $100 per person and tables of eight available.
If you will be in Ottawa at this time you should RSVP as soon as possible because this event sells out early every year. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development 737-4354 or 1-877-700-4081 or affinity@mun.ca to reserve your place in the sun. Proceeds go to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Scholarship Fund.

Other members of Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Ottawa include Carol Doody (B.Comm.'82; MBA'88), Lynn Cadigan (BA'96' B.Comm.'96), Paul Howard (B.Comm.'89; BA'90), Dwayne Goudie (B.Sc.'93; B.Sc. (Hons)'94; M.Sc.'97, MBA'02), Marilyn Hobbs (BA(Ed.)'85), Herb Bown (Dip Eng.’63) and Dr. Maureen Woodrow (Dip. Phys. Ed.’64 BA’67), with help from alumna Heidi Bonnell, and friends Joanne Chitty and Keith Languille.

 


 

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