GREATER SUDBURY, October 23, 2018 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:00-9:30 pm at the 123rd Annual General Meeting. The evening will be an opportunity to network with chamber members, reflect on the chamber community’s accomplishments over the past year, and learn about the chamber’s vision for the coming year. The evening also provides an opportunity to meet the Chair, Board of Directors, and the President & CEO.
The keynote speaker for the evening is Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
WHERE: Science North, Vale Cavern, 100 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury ON
WHO: Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
The public and chamber members can purchase tickets and find more information about the event here.
The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its generous sponsors for making the AGM possible:
- Keynote Sponsor: RBC
- Gold Sponsor: Fisher Wavy Inc.
- Silver Sponsor: Pioneer Construction Inc.
- Bronze Sponsor: Ethier Sand & Gravel Limited
- Venue Sponsor: Science North
- Entertainment Sponsor: Sudbury Arts Council
The event is open to the media.
About Phil Fontaine:
Bold, tenacious and forward-looking, Phil is an advocate for Indigenous Canada and the future of all Canadians. As the former three-term National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, the national organization representing Indigenous people from over 600 First Nations across Canada, Phil is a shining example of how strong leadership can work. Known for his calm and confident demeanor, he has a proven track record of opening the lines of communication and bringing people together in a common cause for a better future and to resolve issues of the past. Phil’s proven ability to inform, inspire, demonstrate leadership, and build consensus makes him a highly sought-after expert.
Phil has been instrumental in facilitating change and advancement for First Nations people from the time he was first elected to public office as chief of Sagkeeng First Nation, when he was only 28 years old. Today, First Nations people are now the fastest growing demographic segment in Canada. An advocate for human rights, and a survivor of residential school abuse, Phil’s crowning achievement to date is the residential schools settlement. At $5.6 billion in compensation for survivors of abuse, he negotiated the largest settlement in Canadian history – for the largest human rights violation in Canadian history – arising out of the 150-year Indigenous residential school tragedy.