July 5, 2013
Michael Rea (MBA ’98) recently received the Governor General’s State Visit medallion during a visit to South Africa by Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston.
The medallion is awarded to individuals for continued and exceptional service in promoting and enhancing Africa-Canada relationship.
The citation accompanying the presentation of Rea’s medallion read: A founding trustee, program director and primary funder of the Soweto Marimba Youth League, Michael Rea has helped improve educational outcomes in South Africa through the medium of music. His philanthropic work with South African companies in support of educational programming has contributed to significant academic improvement in children attending under-resourced schools. He is a strong and proud supporter of the maple leaf abroad.
Rea lives in South Africa where he works in sustainability and integrated corporate reporting. In 2010, he received a Lazaridis MBA Alumni Award in the Community Leadership category.
For more information about The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award click here.