Montréal Entrepreneur and Former Yukon Premier Join Board of Heritage Canada Foundation

    OTTAWA, Nov. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Heritage Canada Foundation is pleased
to announce three important additions to its board of governors:
Philip O'Brien of Montréal, Piers McDonald of Whitehorse and David Bradley of
St. John's.
    Philip O'Brien, C.M. devotes his time to helping structure strategic real
estate projects in the Montréal area particularly in collaboration with
Telemedia Development Inc. Through his proactive involvement in various public
initiatives-whether they are in heritage conservation (he is president and CEO
of Viger DMC International, a company involved in the redevelopment of the
historic Viger Railway Station and hotel), youth and community projects,
public infrastructure development, or the activities of the Canadian Chamber
of Commerce-he has learned to balance his responsibilities as a real estate
entrepreneur with his commitment to community improvement.
    Mr. O'Brien also founded and managed Devencore for more than 30 years,
one of Canada's largest corporate real estate service organizations.
    Premier of the Yukon from 1996 to 2000, Piers McDonald began his
political career over 18 years ago as a member of the Yukon Legislature where
he held numerous portfolios.
    Today, Mr. McDonald is a partner and consultant with Touch the
North Inc.; principal advisor to Kwanlin Development Corporation; project
manager for Kwanlin Dun First Nations Whitehorse Water Development Project;
president of Northern Vision Development Corporation; and a member of the
Canadian Polar Commission, the principal policy advisory body to the federal
cabinet on northern affairs. He was also appointed president of the Whitehorse
2007 Canada Winter Games.
    David Bradley is an archivist at Memorial University's Maritime History
Archive and a former president of the Newfoundland Historical Society. He is
the founding and current chair of the Association of Heritage Industries and
sits on the board of the Newfoundland Quarterly Foundation. Mr. Bradley was
also closely involved with the creation and implementation of the Bonavista
Historical Townscape Management Plan
    The board also elected Catherine C. Cole of Alberta as chair, Odile Roy
of Quebec as 1st vice-chair, Pamela Madoff of B.C. as 2nd vice-chair and Rollo
Myers of Ontario as member-at-large.

    The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based, non
profit organization with a mandate to promote the preservation of Canada's
historic buildings and places.

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
Heritage Canada Foundation, (613) 237-1066, Cell (613) 797-7206,,

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