Algonquin College recognized former PCL Ottawa district manager Dwight Brown with its Community Builder Award at the fifth annual Ottawa Senators Construction Night, celebrating the Senators’ foundation’s final $50,000 instalment of a total $250,000 towards the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE).
Brown, who may emerge from retirement as the owner’s consultant for the new Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) headquarters construction project in the Hunt Club/Antares area, led the industry fund-raising campaign to support the ACCE construction in 2008/08. The Senators started the annual Construction Night event in 2010.
Brown was recognized on the jumbotron — starring with Spartacat — and visited students and faculty invited to the game in the fourth-floor party suite.
He was joined by Ottawa Senators Sports and Entertainment president Cyril Leeder, Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen and Claude Brule, the college’s senior vice-president, academic.
The OCA is presently negotiating to purchase and build its new headquarters. Brown says he has been retained by the property’s owners (he didn’t name the business in the brief interview) as a consultant, but he declined further content pending completion of the deal with the OCA.
Leeder, meanwhile, said the Senators were pleased to support the ACCE and Algonquin Foundation in the five-year capital campaign commitment.