News Release

REF NO.: 51

SUBJECT: The ninth annual Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Dinner

DATE: October 19, 2009

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are taking over Chateau Laurier again this Nov. 2. The ninth annual Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Dinner will bring together 300 Memorial University of Newfoundland alumni and friends of the province for an evening packed with speakers and opportunities to renew old friendships.
The event’s keynote speaker is Memorial’s Chancellor and Canada’s former Chief of the Defence Staff retired General Rick Hillier whose address will explore the topic of Leadership in Challenging Times. Canada AM co-host and passionate Newfoundlander and Labradorian Seamus O’Regan will emcee the event.
Affinity Dinners are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the province and allow the participants to rekindle old friendships, forge new business relationships and celebrate the best Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. They are also an opportunity for the participants to raise funds in support of Memorial and its students.
Proceeds from the Ottawa Affinity Dinner support Memorial the University Scholarship Fund.
The dinners are organized by alumni and friends of Memorial in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. Those interested in attending can still purchase tickets by calling 1-877-700-4081. The tickets are $125.

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