Quikcard Chairman, Lyle Best, will receive Honourary Doctorate at Concordia Convocation
This post was submitted by Concordia's marketing department to Concordia News on April 25, 2016.
As Concordia's graduating class of 2016 crosses the stage on May 14th, they will be joined by Honorary Doctorate recipient, Lyle Best.
Lyle Best is a tireless community leader who inspires passion to make Edmonton’s biggest dreams true. The Order of Canada and Queens Diamond Jubilee recipient has set a gold standard for community spirit, social responsibility, and volunteerism. In 2012, Lyle was inducted into the Edmonton Community Service Hall of fame, highlighting the commitment he has to Edmonton.
As chairman of Quikcard, a national healthcare benefits consortium, Lyle is an award-winning business leader and role model for business involvement in shaping a vibrant community. As one civic leader noted, “He is about far more than simply building business. It is just as important to Lyle to ensure he is helping build the community.”
Lyle served Concordia on the Faculty of Management Advisory Board for seven years, and on the Board of Governors for four years, where he chaired the Concordia Tomorrow Initiatives Committee. Lyle’s expertise and commitment to moving Concordia forward played a key role in where Concordia is today. Always the visionary, Lyle is available and ready to ensure his community proudly retains its championship image.
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The 53rd Quikcard Minor Hockey Week Kicks-off Today!
Quikcard is a proud supporter of the Edmonton Minor Hockey Week that runs from January 8 - 17, 2016.
Determination and pride are the words that every coach, player, parents, fans and volunteers of the Minor Hockey Week are familiar with, but no one embodies these words better than local Edmonton student Alex McFarlane.
(From the Edmonton Journal)
The 16-year-old Ross Sheppard High School honours student has gone way above and beyond the norm to play in the [Quikcard Minor Hockey Tournament] for the first time in his life.
“This is the best winter I’ve ever had,” he said. “I’ve always loved hockey, but our family could never afford it before. I understood the financial situation our family was in, but I never gave up. I kept saying to myself, ‘Maybe next year?’ ”
McFarlane finally made “next year” happen last fall. He started working at McDonald’s and saved his money all summer to cover the $700 registration fee while his uncle gave him some old hockey equipment from the 1990s.
Alex's determination to play reminds us why youth hockey is worth supporting.