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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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