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May 4, 2017
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – Bob Egan, manager of community development at the Kitchener Public Library and former member of award-winning Canadian rock band Blue Rodeo, will be speaking on Laurier’s Waterloo campus May 18 to help mark the 20th anniversary of the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning (LALL).

Egan is best known for being the Hall of Fame multi-instrumentalist for Blue Rodeo. He left the business world at 38 to pursue a career as a musician — touring the world, meeting his heroes and living his childhood dream. In his lecture, “From the Boardroom to the Basement to the Big Stage,” Egan will share the highs and lows of his career and the life-changing lessons he learned in order to survive and succeed.

“I can attribute most of my success across my many careers to lifelong learning, so I am both humbled and excited to be able to share my experiences at this LALL event,” said Egan.

Formed in 1997, LALL is a nonprofit organization supported by Laurier’s Office of Continuing Studies that provides a unique learning option for adults. LALL offers six-week courses intended for personal interest or self-education.

“In celebrating 20 years of LALL’s commitment to Laurier’s communities, it is fitting to have Bob Egan share the story of his life, following his dreams and attempting in numerous capacities to promote positive change in the world,” said Joseph Beer, acting director of Laurier’s Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence.

The May 18 lecture will be held in the Senate and Board Chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus and is open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, as well as a cash bar. Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance for $5 from the Office of Continuing Studies (202 Regina St. North, Room 294) or at the door for $10 (cash sales only).

For more information, contact the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning at 519-884-0710 ext. 4628 or

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Media Contacts:

Denoja Kankesan, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence

T: 519.884.0710 x3902

Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications and Public Affairs

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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