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President & Vice Chancellor of Cape Breton University, David C. Dingwall, will host the inaugural President’s Leadership Gala Dinner with keynote speaker, Brian Burke
- Monday, September 17, 2018
- Canada Games Complex – Cape Breton University Campus
- 6:00 to 7:00 pm Pre-reception
- 7:00 pm Gala Dinner
This gala dinner will serve as an opportunity to highlight excellence in leadership and will feature nationally or internationally leaders. The president’s leadership gala dinner will raise funds to support Cape Breton University students. This year, all funds raised will support student athletes at Cape Breton University.
About the Keynote Speaker – Brian Burke
Known for his long-time career with the National Hockey League, Brian Burke will be the keynote speaker and will bring his experience from serving in leadership positions for more than three decades . As the president and general manager of such teams as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Might Ducks, this Stanley-Cup winner will address attendees, as well as sit down with President Dingwall for a hard-hitting and in-depth interview on his career.
About the CAPERS Hall of Fame
During the President’s Leadership Dinner, CBU will announce the establishment of the CAPERS Hall of Fame. The CAPERS Hall of Fame will recognize Cape Breton University athletes who recognize individuals who exemplify what it means to be a CAPER. Inductees will include those who have excelled in their sport, who are making an impact in the world of sports and who are helped build the athletics program and CBU.
The 2018 inductees are Dr. Carl “Bucky” Buchanan in the “Builder” category and the 1977-78 CAPERS Men’s hockey team and their CCAA National Championship win.