STFX National Dinner
The Fairmont Royal York played host to St. Francis Xavier University’s National Dinner on April 15, 2014. Over 400 leaders in business, government and the community attended the affair, which focuses on the value of strong leadership and the influence that post-secondary education makes on the country. Hosted by CBC’s senior business correspondent Amanda Lang, the night welcomed the likes of Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, president of StFX Dr. Sean Riley, chairman of the board for BMO Robert Prichard and chief financial officer of TD Bank Group Colleen Johnston. Former prime minister Brian Mulroney gave the keynote address and in a one-on-one interview with Dolce beforehand explained his pride of being an StFX alumni. “It’s now a leading university; it has been, for the last five years, Canada’s No. 1 undergraduate university, so it’s become a very special place with a high reputation, great achievements and so I’m honoured to be associated with it.” The evening also
paid special tribute to Dr. Riley in recognition of his 18 years as president of StFX.