MASSE HONOURS GINO FRACAS AND TONY TOLDO IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2009

MASSE HONOURS GINO FRACAS AND TONY TOLDO IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Ottawa, On- Today, Brian Masse, M. P. (Windsor West) and NDP Industry, Automotive, and Border Critic, honoured Gino Fracas and Tony Toldo reading the following statement in the House of Commons:

“Mr. Speaker,
Two champions of Windsor sadly passed away last week.

Gino Fracas, member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and two-time Grey Cup Champion, is one of the most respected individuals in the sport. He was the founding head coach of University of Windsor Lancers’ football team. A position he held for the next 20 years leading them to their greatest successes.
As a Professor and a Coach, Gino Fracas mentored countless students over the course of almost three decades.

Tony Toldo, a recipient of the Order of Canada, came to this country as an immigrant and built manufacturing companies that employed thousands.

He donated almost $ 10 million to improving the lives of those in his community, an institution that will live on in the Toldo Foundation.

From both of these men we have learned lessons.

From Tony, that success includes giving back to your community.

From Gino, that high achievement is truly fulfilled only when the accomplishment is shared with others.

To Josephine and the entire Toldo family, and Leona and the entire Fracas family, your husbands and fathers will be missed by the entire community. They made life better for many and their respective legacies will inspire future generations.”

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