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5th Annual Gerald Marshall Centre Benefit this Saturday

Gerald Marshall Centre The 5th annual Gerald Marshall Centre Benefit takes place this Saturday, April 2 at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre. All proceeds from the annual event help maintain the Gerald Marshall Centre at Mohawk's skilled trades campus in Stoney Creek and support a quality learning environment for apprentices and students. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, contact Linda Marshall at 905.575.2063. There are a limited number of tickets still available.

Opened in February 2010, more than 400 apprentices will train annually at the Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation for careers in the commercial vehicle and transportation industry.

The centre is named in honour of the late Gerald Marshall, who founded G. Marshall Transport Limited 40 years ago in East Hamilton and passed away in 2006. The Marshall family and Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair Ltd. donated $1.2 million, raised an additional $350,000 and contributed $240,000 for student bursaries named in memory of Gerald and Anna Marshall. The Province of Ontario also contributed $2.9 million from the Ontario Strategic Skills Capital Investment Fund.