Sixty years ago, the Polish Combatants’ Association (PCA) Branch 24 was established in the city. There were some 5,000 Polish ex-servicemen granted entry into Canada after the Second World War, partially in recognition of their fighting alongside Canada against Nazi Germany.
Shelagh Dabous is the new manager of development and communications at the Art Gallery of Sudbury. She was the area co-ordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation for seven years and previously owned and operated Betty Dabous Ladies Store. Dabous has a long association with the gallery as a member of the special event committee.
Jeanette Lankshear of Sudbury Secondary School received the William N. Roman Teacher of the Year Award, which is presented by the Rainbow District School Board. Lankshear is a student success program leader and credit recovery teacher.
Former Science North CEO Jim Marchbank has joined TVO’s board of directors for a three-year term. Marchbank served as CEO of Science North for 25 years before his retirement. Prior to this, Marchbank worked in broadcasting and was the news director at CKSO-TV.
Sudbury’s Scott Sawyer recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in his first film, One Good Reason. Sawyer is working on his next film and hopes to film it in Sudbury.
Debra and Jamie Maher opened Cruise Holidays this July at 754 Falconbridge Rd., Unit 3. Debra is the former travel and tourism progam co-ordinator at Cambrian College. The agency will specialize in group and family travel.