McFarland captivates crowd at Toronto Business Breakfast


Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach and Acadia alumnus Paul McFarland (’10) was the guest speaker at the 8th Annual Toronto Acadia Alumni Business Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at the Albany Club in Toronto. McFarland addressed a diverse group in a casual, direct way, sharing stories about what he has learned throughout his career as a hockey coach at the major junior and professional levels. He discussed empowerment, taking risks, following your passion, building relationships, change management, and how to get the best out of your people. Special guests included Acadia’s Chancellor Bruce Galloway (’68, ’03); President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Peter Ricketts; Campaign for Acadia Chair Nancy McCain (’82); Vice-President, Advancement Dr. Rod Morrison; Director of Philanthropy Nancy Handrigan (’92); Manager, Alumni Affairs (Acting) Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06); and many fellow alumni and friends. McFarland (right) is pictured with University President Dr. Peter Ricketts.

Pictured below are: (from left to right) Colleen Booth (Class Officer, ’19), Tiffany James (’14), Grace Acan (’19), President Ricketts, Veronique Russell (’16), Meg Keevil (’16), and Samantha Teichman (Class Officer, ’19).

To view all the photos, click here. (Photos by Nancy Handrigan).


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