Appointment to Parc Downsview Park Inc.



    OTTAWA, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Ron Colucci of Mississauga, Ontario, to the board of directors of Parc
Downsview Park Inc. for a term of four years.
    "I am very pleased that Mr. Colucci has agreed to serve on the board of
directors of Parc Downsview Park," said Minister Cannon. "His experience in
business and as an accountant will serve the board well."
    Mr. Colucci earned a bachelor of arts from York University in Toronto in
1974 and a master of business administration from the University of Toronto in
1976. He became a certified general accountant in 1979 and the same year he
began his career as a comptroller with Schlegel Canada Inc. He remained with
the company until 1986, when he became corporate comptroller with Tectum Ltd.
Since 1988, he has been self-employed as an accountant in public practice.
Mr. Colucci received the distinguished service award from the Certified
General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) in 1995 and became a fellow of
the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA Canada) in 1998.
Since 2003, he has been a life member of CGA Ontario. A past president and
chair of CGA Ontario, Mr. Colucci is presently chair of CGA Canada and is a
member of the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario.
Mr. Colucci has also lectured in accounting at Sheridan College in Oakville,
Ontario, and for CGA Ontario. In addition, he has volunteered with various
community organizations, such as the Sheridan-Clarkson Soccer Club, of which
he has been convenor and coach, and the Mansfield Ski Club, of which he has
been treasurer.
    Downsview Park, in Toronto, is a unique urban park and recreational green
space created from the remaining lands of the former Canadian Forces Base
Toronto. The park was dedicated to Canadians on September 29, 2003, as a major
federal urban park. The 572-acre site is operated by Parc Downsview Park Inc.,
an agent Crown corporation that is mandated to manage and develop part of the
Downsview lands on a self-financing basis as a unique urban recreational green
space to be held in perpetuity for the enjoyment of future generations. The
site consists of 362 acres of green space for public enjoyment, with the
remaining area to be developed commercially to support the operation of the
park.




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