business, diversity, inclusion, Lloyd Osler, mentor, strength -

I grew up like many, playing sports, mostly team sports like football, soccer, and like any Canadian boy, hockey.  Little did I know at the time, how much of an impact these activities would have on my life as an adult in the community and especially in business.

My city is home to the Edmonton Eskimos, of the CFL (Canadian Football League) who hold a North American professional sports record by qualifying for the playoffs for 34 consecutive years between 1972 and 2005.  This past weekend was the 106th Grey Cup and the 40th anniversary of the only team in professional sports history to win five consecutive championships from 1978 - 1982.  

I know right now some of you are saying, “good lord, not another male sports story.”  Well before you hit the back button, in support gender equality my city was also home to the world famous Edmonton Grads.

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Armistice Day, blog, diversity, equality, history, Lloyd Osler, remembrance -

This November 11 we commemorated in many parts of our world, Armistice Day, the official end of The Great War one hundred years ago. It was the war that was to end all wars.

There were a number of factors that lead up to WWI: mutual defense alliances, imperialism, militarism, and nationalism.  Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were to lose their lives.

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