Last night I had the honour of hosting the 30th annual Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Dinner at Michelangelo’s event centre.
-Inducted were Dr. H Douglas Barber, an officer of the Order of Canada, an engineer of achievement, entrepreneur and teacher.
-Owen and Marta Boris who started Mountain Cablevision one of the country’s largest suppliers of content, now giving back to the community that supported them.
-Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, an expert in maternal and child health spending 8 months a year in Uganda helping some of the poorest people on the planet survive.
-The Honorable C. Raymond Harris pioneered pro bono work helping displaced residents have a voice which lead to today’s Ontario Legal Aid.
-Steve Paikin host of TVO’s the Agenda, award winning documentarian, author, and Laurentian University Chancellor.
-Norman Brian Preece who was an integral part of creating Hamilton Health Sciences.
All Hamiltonians, all innovators, all inspirational, all gave back.
That’s what Hamilton is all about, and why it is a truly great city.
I’m Scott Thompson.