WINCHESTER — Eric Duncan hosts the penultimate North Dundas Mayor’s Community Breakfast of his declared final term of office this Nov. 30, with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario President and CEO Alex Munter tapped as keynote speaker.
Munter — former city councillor, CEO of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and teenaged founder of the Kanata Kourier — was announced as the breakfast’s featured guest during the Township/North Dundas Chamber of Commerce wine and cheese gathering at the IDP Group warehouse facility in Chesterville (the former Nestlé plant) last month.
However, the quick-and-easy opportunity to RSVP for the free breakfast at the Joel Steele Community Centre opened just this week. The event is sponsored by O’Farrell Financial.
A fixture of Duncan’s tenure, the breakfast has since been replicated by other local municipalities from time to time. His previous guest speakers have included Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, city sports magnate Jeff Hunt, CTV Ottawa anchor Graham Richardson, DFA president Jackie Pemberton and CTV Regional Contact host Joel Haslam, and Ottawa Senators President Cyril Leeder. The first edition took place in March 2012, a little over a year after Duncan successfully made the leap from councillor to mayor’s chair.
Duncan, who turns 30 on Nov. 10, has announced he won’t seek another term in next year’s municipal election. However, he says his farewell “Mayor’s Breakfast” will still go ahead in November 2018, in the final days of mayoralty — making this year’s event his second-last.
The breakfast also typically features the millennial mayor delivering a polished annual “state of the township” address.
Breakfast is served anytime between 7 and 7:40 a.m. and concludes by 8:45 a.m. Please bring a friend, neighbour, colleague, or anyone else to hear about the latest happenings in our community and region on Thursday, Nov. 30, says Duncan.
Last year’s keynote speaker, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, speaks to the North Dundas crowd about Canada 150 events in his city.
North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan delivers the 2016 edition of his annual ‘state of the township’ speech, at the Mayor’s Community Breakfast last year.
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