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Archbishop's Dinner

Archbishop’s Dinner Guest Speaker!

Archbishop’s Dinner Guest Speaker!

The archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is pleased to have Mr. Wadih M. Fares as the guest speaker at this year’s Archbishop’s Dinner & Silent Auction!

Wadih Fares immigrated to Nova Scotia as a teenager in 1976 escaping the civil war in Lebanon. He learned English, graduated from university with an engineering degree, and went on to establish his own company in 1983. An innovator, he combined building design, construction and property management into one company that continues to transform Halifax’s landscape and boost the local economy.

The archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is pleased to have Mr. Wadih M. Fares as the guest speaker at this year’s Archbishop’s Dinner & Silent Auction!

Wadih Fares immigrated to Nova Scotia as a teenager in 1976 escaping the civil war in Lebanon. He learned English, graduated from university with an engineering degree, and went on to establish his own company in 1983. An innovator, he combined building design, construction and property management into one company that continues to transform Halifax’s landscape and boost the local economy.

For as long as Wadih has been developing the buildings for people to live and work, he has invested his time, talents and treasure in developing the communities within them. The success of the WM Fares business has allowed him to be highly involved in the community, sharing his knowledge and resources for the well-being of others. Wadih actively participates on high profile boards and committees, and values his business and community accomplishments equally.

Wadih has been the Honorary Consul of Lebanon for the Maritime Provinces for the past 20 years. He is currently Chair of the Halifax International Airport Authority Board of Directors; member of the Housing Nova Scotia Advisory Committee to the Minister; and is a member of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors and currently chairs the Capital Projects and Facilities Committee. Recently, Wadih was announced co-chair of the newly-created Premier's Immigration Advisory Council.

Wadih Fares’ exceptional dedication to community service has been well recognized by various sectors of society, receiving numerous prestigious awards and honours. In 2012, he was invested into The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Some of Wadih’s other recognitions include the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Award of Excellence for Exceptional Contribution to the Canadian Lebanese Community (2016), Council of Arab League Ambassadors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business (2016), Red Cross Humanitarian Award (2014), Dalhousie Family Legacy Award (2012), Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the year (2012), Atlantic Canada Business Magazine’s Top CEO of the Year (2011), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Engineering (2011), St. Mary’s University Honorary Doctorate in Commerce and Engineers Canada, Designation of Fellowship Award(2009), Laureate Induction into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame (2008), Lebanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business and Community Builder Award (2008), and Engineers Nova Scotia, Citizenship Award (2005).

Please join us on October 11by welcoming Mr. Wadih Fares and raising money to support the Ministry of Care and Companionship!

  • When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Where: Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax
  • What: Reception & Auction 6:00pm
  • Dinner 7:00pm
  • Cost $125.00 per person (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.)

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