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Event to celebrate Jack Perraton’s legacy of service to students

UToday HomeApril 9, 2013

Jack Perraton — who served for 12 years in the roles of University of Calgary Chancellor, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Board member — received an honorary doctorate in the fall of 2011. He passed away Feb. 19, 2012, following a brief battle with leukemia.Jack Perraton — who served for 12 years in the roles of University of Calgary Chancellor, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Board member — received an honorary doctorate in the fall of 2011. He passed away Feb. 19, 2012, following a brief battle with leukemia.The Scholars Academy at the University of Calgary is holding a charity event and silent auction entitled Jack's Legacy: Celebrating a Lifetime on the evening of April 18.

The event will be hosted in recognition of Calgary community leader Jack Perraton, who passed away Feb. 19, 2012. All proceeds from this event, held at the Calgary Petroleum Club from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will go to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, in memory of Perraton.

As a prominent figure in Calgary, Perraton served as chairman of the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, president of both the Canadian Bar Association and Calgary Winter Club, as Alberta's Honorary Consul General for South Korea, Chair of Calgary's 2005 Expo bid, as well as a number of respected roles, such as Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors during his tenure at the University of Calgary.

Moreover, Perraton always proved an adamant advocate for students, supporting student initiatives. He attended athletic events and academic award ceremonies, and consistently maintained a strong presence in student life. As a result, he received two Presidential Citations from the Students’ Union in 1999 and 2001.

The Scholars Academy cherishes Perraton’s legacy to student success, and to a foundation and cause close to our heart. Join us April 18 to celebrate his commitments and accomplishments throughout the community and at the University of Calgary.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from http://jackslegacy.eventbrite.ca/.

For more information, contact Patrick Vallance: pcvallan@ucalgary.ca.

 

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