Opening Doors - 2016 Annual Dinner

The Dream Never Dies Foundation

cordially invites you to our annual banquet for

The Lloyd Christopher Skeen Memorial Scholarship Fund On

June 5, 2016


Capitol Banquet Centre

6435 Dixie Road

Mississauga, ON

Purchase Tickets

The 13th edition features numerous scholarship award presentations, speaker Paul Bolt, a Transport Canada Check Pilot and the Manager, Flight Training and Standards (Rotor Wing) for Ornge, and host Itah Sadu, storyteller and entrepreneur.

We look forward to having as many of you attend our dinner as possible. The bigger our event, the more deserving students we get to help. There are multiple ways that you or your business may support our efforts.

These include:

  • Purchase dinner tickets at $60 each or a table of eight for $480

  • Become an exclusive sponsor of the event.

  • Donate an item or package for the silent auction or door prize

  • Sponsor the attendance of a youth by purchasing a ticket on their behalf.

  • Spreading the word amongst friends, family, colleagues etc.

The Dream Never Dies Foundation thanks you wholeheartedly for your dedicated support. We look forward to your involvement in assisting our cause once again as we Keep the Dream Alive.

Feel free to contact us for more information.


Lead Sponsor $2,000

1 complimentary table for 8 guests at dinner

Logo in programme and on DNDF web site

Participation in dinner remarks

Opportunity to provide guest gifts

Associate Sponsors $1,000

4 complimentary tickets for dinner

Logo in programme and on DNDF web site

Acknowledgement in dinner remarks

Event Supporters $500

2 complimentary tickets for dinner

Text recognition in programme and DNDF web site

Silent Auction Donors

Text recognition in programme

Paul Bolt

Paul Bolt is a Transport Canada Check Pilot and the Manager, Flight Training and Standards (Rotor Wing) for Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service provider.

Paul began his aviation career in the Jamaica Defence Force 25 years ago, where, among other things, he served as an infantry platoon commander, helicopter pilot, flight instructor and Standards Officer. Paul completed his initial military officer training at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell (UK), where he was awarded the Foreign and Commonwealth Prize for leadership and completed his fixed wing, rotor wing and later, Helicopter Instructor training with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Since leaving the military, Paul has continued a diverse career in the aviation industry, working as an airline pilot for the national airlines, Air Jamaica and Etihad Airways in the United Arab Emirates and as a helicopter flight, simulator and academic instructor, conducting pilot training for the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Paul is married with two children and resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

Itah Sadu

Itah Sadu is a distinguished storyteller, author of children’s books and entrepreneur. All of this and her longstanding community work have resulted in her being the recipient of innumerable awards for her wide array of contributions.

Her primary focus is to work with organizations that engage in programs for youth with the focus on education, pathways and community economic development.

Itah has published children’s books: How The Coconut Got Its Face, Name Calling, Christopher Please Clean Up Your Room, and Christopher Changes His Name.

She is also co-owner of a popular Toronto bookstore and cultural centre, A Different Booklist.

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