UBC 2017 ZLC Millenium Scholarship Breakfast

Dear Thunderbirds supporter, 

Professor Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Mr. Gilles Lépine, Senior Athletics Director, invite you to the UBC Thunderbirds 2017 ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast dedicated to raising funds for student athlete scholarships and awards. This year, as in the past, the University has committed to match your donations dollar for dollar. This matching creates a powerful fundraising opportunity for varsity teams; more importantly, your support better enables student athletes to complete their degree while competing at one of the top varsity programs in the country. 

We encourage you, as a dedicated supporter of the UBC Thunderbirds, to join us Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and help build a bright future for our student athletes.


Tuesday, February 28 2017


7:00 am to 9:00 am


Vancouver Convention Centre – East

Early Bird Ticket Price:

$2000 table / $200 seat

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Introducing our 2017 keynote speaker: 

 Dr. John Furlong, LLD'10

Dr. John Furlong, LLD'10 is well known as a true champion for amateur sport and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. His account of leading the 2010 Games and the challenges and opportunities he has faced before and since are both deeply personal and characteristically frank. Through masterful storytelling, he inspires leaders to develop a more humble, human, raw and emotional approach to leadership. 

His commitment to sport in Canada continued post-Games with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer team and as the volunteer Chairman of Canada's highly successful Own the Podium program. Most recently he chaired Vancouver's successful bid to host the World Rugby Seven's series starting in 2016 and leads now the Board of Directors for this exciting new annual international rugby tournament.