Community leader Dale Godsoe named Chair of VisionTV Board of Directors

    TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - VisionTV is pleased to announce that Dale Godsoe
has been appointed Chair of the multi-faith and multicultural network's Board
of Directors.
    Ms. Godsoe, who has served on the VisionTV Board since 2004, succeeds
renowned historian Dr. Irving Abella as Chair.
    A dedicated community leader and a Member of the Order of Canada,
Ms. Godsoe retired in 2006 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., after
serving for 10 years as Vice President External.
    She is currently a Director of the National Arts Centre, the Halifax
Urban Design Task Force, Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Ballet School, the
Landmark East Foundation, the Provincial Autism Centre (Nova Scotia) and the
Pier 21 National Foundation. She has also served as Past Chair of Imagine
Canada and Vice Chair of The Women in Media Foundation.
    Ms. Godsoe's involvement in the private sector has included directorships
with the Investment Dealers Association, Halterm Inc., Viacom Canada Inc.,
Hambros Bank and The Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co. Ltd.
    She chaired the Board of Governors of Mount Saint Vincent University in
Halifax from 1987 to 1994, and was a Board member of the YWCA of Canada for
10 years, serving as national President from 1994 to 1996.
    Ms. Godsoe's experience in the not-for-profit sector also includes
serving as a Director of the Atlantic Film Festival and the Halifax Metro
United Way. She received an honourary degree from Mount Saint Vincent in 1997.
    Said Bill Roberts, President and CEO of VisionTV: "We are honoured that
Dale Godsoe has agreed to assume the position of Chair. Her wealth of
experience in the public, private and not-for-profit realms will serve
VisionTV well as we chart a future for ourselves in the fast-changing Canadian
television marketplace.
    "We offer profound thanks to Dr. Irving Abella, whose steady leadership
and sage counsel have been a constant source of strength as VisionTV has
successfully confronted an array of challenges."

    VisionTV, an S-VOX company, is Canada's multi-faith and multicultural
broadcaster, dedicated to programming that celebrates diversity and promotes
understanding and tolerance among people of different faiths and cultures.
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