President's club honours leaders

Oct 17, 2002, vol. 25, no. 4

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The Simon Fraser University President's club has honoured social advocates Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski, and Vancouver Mayor Philip Owen with distinguished community leadership awards. The awards were presented Oct. 9.

Cammack and Etmanski are co-founders of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). The non-profit charity is devoted to assisting parents of children with disabilities to develop personal networks for their children to ensure their future security.

PLAN has been recognized internationally for its social inventiveness and financial self-sufficiency and for offering a new way of thinking about disability and citizenship.

Cammack and Etmanski are being honoured for their dedication to improving life for others. Both specialists in finding innovative non-governmental solutions to social problems, they have been leading advocates for people with disabilities and their families for more than two decades.

Philip Owen was elected as Vancouver's 42nd mayor in November 1993 and is the city's longest serving, consecutive-term mayor. Owen is being recognized for his long and outstanding public service as well as his “courageous, consultative, innovative approach” to Vancouver's drug-related problems.

The President's club was established in 1985 as a community of university supporters and friends.

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