On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the NewsMedia Council will host a small luncheon to honour Don McCurdy, the last executive director of the Ontario Press Council. Don has been a great friend to the new National NewsMedia Council. In fact, it was originally his idea to bring the regional press councils together, a task driven with great conviction by our chair, the Hon. Frances Lankin.
For the past six months, Don has been the gentle and ever-helpful Sherpa to Executive Director Pat Perkel and CEO John Fraser as they started up this brave new endeavour and they have been am very grateful for that help. Don has promised to be available when and if the media council ever needs him, yet another sign of his loyalty and commitment, which will be honoured at the luncheon this week.