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Chair: David Legge

On the door: Rima Cieslik, Fred Baker

Scribes: Doug Thom and David Legge

Visiting Rotarians: Gail Brescia (Lakehead) with jumbo shrimp pal Matthew B


Colin Seed, Abe Zettek (Lauri Tulloch), Ryan (exchange)

Photos: Rima Cieslik

Announcements in brief:

Sargent at Arms:  Laurie Tulloch fined members for some unconscionable behaviour, and received happy dollars from Bob Tomlinson (proposing another fine youth member), Johnny DeBakker, Kevin Holloway, Jim McDonald, Joe McEachern and Dave Legge

50-50 Draw: Judi Turner picked the ACE of HEARTS


The club was treated to another excellent presentation by Michael Power; we hope he returns on a regular basis. See Bio and Speech details below: He was introduced by David Legge.

Contact David Legge if you wish an emailed copy of the Power-Point presentation

Michael Power, B.A., M.I.M.

Regional Vice-President, Cancer Care Ontario


Michael Power is the Vice President of Regional Cancer and Diagnostic Services at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences (TBRHSC) Centre and the Chief Executive Officer of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI).  He is responsible for all clinical, financial, administration, decision support, building and facilities and regional operations of the Regional Cancer Program for Northwestern Ontario and for new Molecular Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics Research Program at the TBRRI.


Michael’s portfolio also includes the Diagnostic Imaging Program of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, as well as the Laboratory and Pathology Programs.


Previously the Director of Planning and Administration with the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre (1997 -2003), Michael now participates on the Senior Management Team of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Provincial Leadership Council of Cancer Care Ontario. He is also Chair of the TBayTel Board of Directors, Canada’s largest independent Telecom Company as well as being a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).


Michael received his Masters Degree in International Management from the University of St. Thomas and holds bachelor degrees from Lakehead University and Western Michigan University.


On June 6, 2010 Michael received the Robert Zed Young Health Leader award from the Canadian College of Health Services Executives and on June 8, 2010 Michael was awarded a 2009 Top 40 under 40 award, a prestigious award to recognize a new generation of young leaders from across Canada. 


In addition to his accomplishments in healthcare administration, Michael was also drafted to play professional hockey as a goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers in 1990. He and his wife Joanna live in Thunder Bay with their two children, Grace and Carson.


Michael updated the club on all aspects of the fine work in the research (particularly diagnostic imaging) field in Thunder Bay. The scientists recruited are truly impressive.

Today the Prime Minister announced significant funding for the Cyclotron at TBRHSC. There was a good Q and A and a warm thank you from Kevin Holloway (on the TBRHSC Foundation Board).

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