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Chuck McShane is no stranger to his fellow members. A three-time president of the Niagara Home Builders Association, McShane is renowned for his passion, energy and dedication to his local and provincial associations. A powerful voice for the home building industry, he has travelled the province promoting careers in skilled trades to youth and advocating to the College of Trades for apprenticeship reform.

It’s a long way from McShane’s humble beginnings in the industry, for which he credits his wife Tatjana. “She was reading the newspaper and noticed a Sears Canada ad looking for storm door installers,” McShane relates. “I had a pickup truck and an old drill, so she encouraged me to start my own business. Before too long the business was doing well enough that I could quit my day job, and I’ve never looked back since. For a guy who didn’t even have a high school education, I couldn’t have imagined where I’d be 20 years later.”

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NHL Stars of Past and Present Come Out to Support Parkinson’s Patients

The Steve Ludzik Foundation held its fifth annual Ludzy’s Charity Golf Classic at Thundering Waters Golf Club in Niagara Falls on Thursday.

The tournament, along with Ludzy’s Charity Roast, helps sustain one of the few facilities in Canada dedicated to combating the physical effects of Parkinson’s Disease.

Former Chicago Blackhawks forward and Tampa Bay Lightening head coach Steve Ludzik, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000, has worked tirelessly over the last decade to raise funds and awareness for the disease. He established the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines.

“He’s a fighter”, said co-organizer of the tournament, Chuck McShane. “His fight inspires all of us.”

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