Fire & Ice Gala fundraiser will honour first alumnus with a Paul Harris Fellowship

Leadership Waterloo Region’s 14th Annual Fire & Ice Gala fundraiser will honour first alumnus with a Paul Harris Fellowship for outstanding service to the community. 

WATERLOO, ONTARIO (January 24, 2017) — Leadership Waterloo Region, a social profit organization delivering experiential leadership development programs, will hold its 14th Annual Fire & Ice Gala fundraiser this Saturday, January 28th at Bingemans in Kitchener. Four hundred people are expected to attend the evening which includes dinner, auctions, an exhibit of art by local artists, and for the first time, a Leadership Waterloo Region Alumnus will be recognized with a Paul Harris Fellowship, for outstanding service to the community, by the Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga. Tickets to the event are still available.

Join Master of Ceremonies Mike Farwell of COUNTRY 106.7FM and Honourary Chair Jim Beingessner, Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, magic, live music, and silent and live auctions with auctioneers Cecil Hayes and Melissa Durrell.

“We are excited to be announcing this year’s Paul Harris Fellowship in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga, which will honour an alumnus of our core program this Saturday at the gala,” said Tony Denison, Chair of the 2017 Fire & Ice Gala. “It’s the first year that this prestigious award will be presented to an alumnus for outstanding contributions.”  

The Fire & Ice Gala celebrates community leadership, raising funds for Leadership Development Programs for Waterloo Region. o purchase tickets to the gala, contact or call 519-742-7338.

About Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga
The Club was founded in 1971 with the purpose of expressing the objectives of Rotary, by supporting local community causes but also having a strong international focus – a direction that continues to this day. The award was started in recognition of Paul Harris who founded Rotary International in 1905 and Rotary Clubs have awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for many decades in recognition of outstanding commitment to the community.  For more information about Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga, visit or send an email to

About Leadership Waterloo Region
Leadership Waterloo Region is a social profit organization working to address the leadership gap in our region by providing community focused leadership development opportunities. Each of our programs offers both established and young professionals opportunities to hone their leadership skills while contributing to the health of the community. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Wanda Eby
Events Coordinator, Leadership Waterloo Region
Phone: 519-742-7338

Tony Denison
Chair, Fire & Ice Gala
Mobile: 519-651-9542



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