The Brantford Sports Council is pleased to announce that Peter Baxter, Director of Athletics and Recreation Wilfrid Laurier University and President of the Ontario University Athletics will be our keynote speaker at the 13th annual Youth Sport Recognition Banquet being held on Wednesday February 7 at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Rd.

Peter BaxterPeter Baxter is leading in his 20th season as Wilfrid Laurier’s Director of Athletics and Recreation on both the Waterloo and Brantford Campus. Peter is currently serving as President of Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Peter puts strong emphasis on student leadership within the program creating a variety of opportunities for Laurier students in the day-to-day activities of the department. During his time as Director, 40 (of 71 total) OUA championships and 10 (of 14 Total) USports national championships have been won by Golden Hawk teams. He has also served Team Canada as Chef-de-mission / Head of Delegation for 2 World FISU University Games held in Harbin China (Winter Games 2009) and Shenzhen, China (Summer Games 2011).


Peter is part of the senior management project team overseeing the operational planning and construction of the new $56 million Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic and Recreation facility in downtown Brantford. This new athletics and recreation facility that promises to transform the streetscape of downtown Brantford and benefit the entire community. This innovative partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA of Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford will expand athletic opportunities for students at the Laurier Brantford campus, support campus growth, enhance broader community access to health, wellness and social supports, and further bolster the revitalization of the city’s core.

Tickets are $60.00 person or $480.00 table of 8. Doors open 6:00pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Limited seating so order your tickets today.

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