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June 5, 2017 7:38 AM

Industry leader Martha George honoured at Golf Classic

On May 30, the Conestoga community welcomed more than 135 golfers to the 22nd annual Golf Classic. The event recognizes and honours local community and business leaders while supporting development projects at the college. This year’s Classic, held at Whistle Bear Golf Club, honoured Martha George, president of the Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA).

Martha George, of the the Grand Valley Construction Association, was honoured at Conestoga's Golf Classic on May 30. The event raised funds for Conestoga's new Transforming Together initiative.

As a business leader, George has become an advocate for the construction industry. She was appointed GVCA president in 2005 and prior to that served as the association’s Board chair. GVCA provides educational and networking opportunities for its more than 600 members who work in the non-residential construction industry in communities throughout southwestern Ontario. In her role, George has been credited with promoting excellence in the construction industry, at both the provincial and national levels, and developing mentoring programs to connect women and younger association members to the industry.

At Conestoga, she has served multiple terms on the college’s Board of Governors and continues to support the skilled trades and apprenticeship programs.

George also serves the community through her involvement on various advisory boards and associations. In 2012, she was honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for the significant contributions she has made to the construction industry in Canada.

Thanks to the support of participants and sponsors, this year’s Golf Classic raised approximately $55,000. The funds will be directed to Conestoga’s Transforming Together - a new initiative designed to fuel the talent pipeline, foster innovation and cultural development, and create new pathways to success for individuals across our community.