Spring 2021
April 11, 2021

Fall 2021

Celebrating a SAFE return to TTC events

Fall has arrived! In normal years, we would be busy finalizing the details for the Annual Dinner and have something exciting to look forward to. The Annual Dinner is the crown jewel of one’s term as a director and executive of the Toronto Transportation Club (TTC), often described as the most exciting, scary, and nerve-wracking wedding you’ve ever organized and attended! Unfortunately, that won’t be the case this year. After much discussion amongst the board of directors, fellow members, suppliers, sponsors, and venue personnel, we came to the unanimous decision that the responsible choice is to cancel. Based on the current restrictions for large gatherings, we felt we simply could not offer the high-calibre, quality experience that our membership has come to enjoy at this world-class event. The general consensus was, “If we can’t do right, let’s not do it at all.” The TTC strives to respect the views of sponsors, attendees, and, most of all, ourselves.

But speaking of doing it right, the fabulous Power of Education Golf Classic returned in 2021. The generosity of participants was matched only by their enthusiasm. Again this year, Canadian Flatbeds Ltd. and Day & Ross Dedicated Logistics announced they would support the scholarship trust with a $10,000 donation each. As a result, the TTC is thrilled to announce two new scholarships for 2022. To add to the excitement of the day, our very own past president Cynthia Nagamatsu scored her first hole in one! Congratulations! Now we are looking forward to beginning the planning process for our 10th anniversary next year!

Also on the scholarship front, there will be a unique one-time additional bursary offered to a deserving student in the name of an industry legend, Adrian Hamill. The Premier Truck Group wanted to celebrate and remember the 32-year career of one of the best in the business. The TTC is so pleased to be able to be part of this tribute through this $8,000 scholarship. 

Change is inevitable, and so with mixed emotions, we announce some changes to the TTC board of directors. Paul Granger of Wabash Canada, and Justin Large of Sailun Tire Americas have departed from our board. We wish them nothing but success, and express our heartfelt thanks for their dedication to the TTC. We look forward to seeing them at future events! On behalf of the board of directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Michetti to the board. Vanessa is Director of Commerce Solutions, Central Canada, for Day & Ross. Welcome! 

As the weather changes and the fall colours fade away, the inevitable winter months are around the corner. In celebration of the snowy days ahead, the TTC is relaunching its family “WINTER GETAWAY.” This event will be hosted in early February at Blue Mountain Resort. Join us for a fun day of activities, including skating, snowshoeing, skiing & boarding, spa, hiking, and much more! In partnership with Blue Mountain, we will be offering a variety of lodging and hotel packages – something for everyone! More information about this event will be released in the coming weeks! 

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John Foss
President, The Toronto Transportation Club