Ted Rogers Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame

Recently, Ted Rogers, founder of Rogers Communications, was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his inspirational contributions in Business and Entrepreneurship. Power To Be is celebrating this recognition, ever grateful for our connection to this outstanding Canadian and the company he created.

Since 2006 Rogers Communications has supported Power To Be and its commitment to removing barriers and providing inclusive adventures rooted in nature. The organization’s mission to get everyone into nature where they can learn and explore their abilities aligns with Ted Rogers’ belief that access to education and opportunity are critical for people to be successful.

Earlier this fall, The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund awarded two Power To Be Wilderness School alumni with multi-year funding to attend post-secondary school. Serenity Naeco, 18, and Shaheen Rabie, 19, will each receive $10,000 over four years toward their studies. They are two of 307 people, 144 employees and 163 community members, Canada-wide who received the scholarships this year. Naeco and Rabie were chosen in part because of their community service and demonstrated leadership.

Ted Rogers has received plenty of accolades including being named an Officer of The Order of Canada, induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, induction into the Denver’s Cable Hall of Fame and induction into Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame. Ted Rogers and his wife Loretta were named Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year in 2002 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Toronto Chapter.

Power To Be continues to be inspired by Ted Rogers’ example and the generosity of the company he created. Ted Rogers would always say “the best is yet to come” and this idea has informed how we do things every day at Power To Be.

Canada’s Walk of Fame exists to celebrate achievements but also serves to inspire future generations. A star with ted Rogers’ name will appear on Kings Street in his native Toronto. You can read more about his nomination here.

Power To Be is proud to celebrate the continued legacy of Ted Rogers (1933-2008) with other Canadians.

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