Michael “Pinball” Clemons is an icon of sporting excellence, community leadership, personal character and integrity. The Economics graduate is the pro-football world record holder in all purpose yards which earned him induction into the CFL Hall of Fame. Michael was recently inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of fame in recognition of his tireless promotion of sports and his work in the community. He was also the first black head coach to win the Grey Cup in its 98 years, but is probably better known for his off the field exploits. Pinball is the founder of his own foundation whose most noteworthy project to date is building over 200 schools in third world countries. The author, philanthropist and entrepreneur is also a member of the distinguished Order of Ontario, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. Mike’s proudest accomplishment is to be the husband of Diane, and the father of Rachel, Raven and Rylie.
Tera Van Beilen began swimming when she was 8 years old and fell in love with the water right away. In her novice years, she quickly began getting better and in 2009 had a breakout year where she qualified for her first national team and continued to compete internationally every year afterwards until retiring in 2016. After 3 years of international success as a Junior athlete winning multiple medals at Youth Olympic, Jr. Pan Pacs, and Canada Games, Tera qualified for the London Olympic Games where she finished 9th in the 100m breaststroke.
Tera attended the University of British Columbia and won the National Title for the UBC Thunderbirds 4 years in a row. During her university years, she also competed at the World Championships, World University Games (2x silver medal), Commonwealth Games (bronze medal) and Pan Am Games (bronze medal). After narrowly missing the 2016 Canadian Olympic team, Tera retired from swimming and finished her University degree in Kinesiology at UBC
Selwyn Richards, born and raised in Jamaica, has been planning and cooking delicious food with an artistic flare for over 25 years. He studied Culinary Management at George Brown College in Toronto and started his culinary career as a Kitchen Manager with Culture’s Food Service. Chef Richards worked in a variety of prestigious restaurants in and around Toronto including the Skyline Hotel, The Island Yacht Club, the CN Tower as a Sous Chef, The Earl Of Whitchurch-Stouffville and played a crucial role in the opening of the SkyDome where he managed his own department as Head Chef.
In January 2014 Chef Richards was featured at Marché Toronto at the Spirit and Spice Festival. Selwyn has appeared on the Celebrity Chef Stage at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) 2013 and 2014, an honor reserved for the world’s finest chefs. Five years ago Grace Kennedy (Ontario) celebrated its 25th year in the province of Ontario. Selwyn was enlisted to collaborate with the Dean of Hospitality at Centennial College to tantalize guests using a host of Grace products as the main featured ingredients. Chef Richards joined forces with the culinary students and teachers and presented a plethora of delicious dishes for the more than 600 guests. This event has been noted as one of the most successful culinary extravaganzas for Grace Kennedy. Since then Chef Richards has been the corporate Chef for the company and continues to play a vital role in the transforming its products through his culinary creations.
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The Honourable Irving W. André, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice, to replace Mr. Justice S.C. Hill (Brampton), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 11, 2012. This appointment is effective November 11, 2012.
Mr. Justice André received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the West Indies in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1988, a Master of Laws in 2006 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2010 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.
Mr. Justice André was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was vice-chair of the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal from 2001 to 2002. He was a criminal defence lawyer from 1994 to 2002 and an assistant Crown attorney from 1991 to 1994. His main area of practice was criminal law.
Mr. Justice André has been a local administrative judge (criminal) in Brampton since 2010. He has been chair of the Brampton Criminal Case Management Committee and co-chair of the Brampton Local Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee since 2011.