Mike Kel­loway

Cape Breton Post - - WEEKEND -

Mike Kel­loway, born and raised in Glace Bay, now lives in Syd­ney River with his wife Cather­ine. He says his hometown has al­ways been a fo­cal point of his life. Kel­loway is the se­nior man­ager of cus­tom­ized learn­ing at the Nova Sco­tia Com­mu­nity Col­lege. Kel­loway has spent the last 22 years work­ing in ed­u­ca­tion. He has spent the last 27 years vol­un­teer­ing for groups such as the Savoy, Syd­ney Port Cor­po­ra­tion, and the Whit­ney Pier Youth Cen­tre. He has re­cently been ap­pointed as the chair of the ‘Bay­it­for­ward’ com­mu­nity eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment group with a fo­cus on mak­ing good things hap­pen in Glace Bay. Name: Mike Kel­loway.

Age: 46.

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Se­nior man­ager of cus­tom­ized train­ing at Nova Sco­tia Com­mu­nity Col­lege Fam­ily: Wife Cather­ine Walsh-Kel­loway. Son of Delores Kel­loway of Glace Bay and the late Mick Kel­loway. Birth­place: Glace Bay Hometown: Glace Bay, now liv­ing in Syd­ney River. Pets: None Nick­name: Grow­ing up, peo­ple called me Mikey.

First job: In high school a sum­mer job do­ing gen­eral main­te­nance at Phalen Mine, where my fa­ther worked at the time. What tal­ent would you most like to have: Do­ing math. I’m hor­ri­ble at it. Cof­fee or tea: Very strong cof­fee, black. A cof­fee that will slap me in the face. What is your favourite food? Ital­ian food, spinach and zuc­chini. Favourite movies: “Scent of a Woman” and the orig­i­nal “Die Hard.” Favourite mu­sic: Prince. Favourite books:

Any po­lit­i­cal bi­og­ra­phy ever made.

Pet peeve: Lack of work ethic, in­sin­cer­ity and lack of pas­sion. What traits in peo­ple do you most ad­mire? Hum­ble, prin­ci­pled, prag­matic, courage, hon­esty and au­then­tic­ity. What is some­thing you like to do in your leisure time? I run a lot, put on the head­set and mu­sic and of­ten run 10-15 km and not be tired. I also like to read in­clud­ing about lead­er­ship and terms of ap­plied lead­er­ship. Favourite motto or ex­pres­sion: Liv­ing the dream. Favourite thing about Cape Bre­ton: The pos­si­bil­i­ties. Favourite place to travel: Ot­tawa, Mon­treal,

San An­to­nio.

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