Pi­lot to Pio­neer

Les Nouvelles Saint-Laurent - - LA UNE -

A new re­si­den­tial sec­tor has im­mor­ta­li­zed avia­tion pio­neer and CAE foun­der Ken­neth Pa­trick’s le­ga­cy by na­ming a street and pla­cing a plaque in his ho­nor in what was the Ca­na­dair Car­tier Air­field.

Glenn McCa­vour, Ken­neth Pa­trick’s grand­son, spoke about a li­fe­time of achie­ve­ments. «He would take what was old and brin­ging it for­ward. I see that same spi­rit of in­no­va­tion that my grand­fa­ther saw here in Saint-Laurent still to­day, and I am gra­te­ful that you ho­nor him in this way,» he said on the Sep­tem­ber 13 ce­re­mo­ny.

A «Pillar of the Com­mu­ni­ty» is so­meone who steps above and beyond to im­prove a neigh­bo­rhood, ci­ty or coun­try. Ken­neth Pa­trick was such a man. Af­ter being a pi­lot in WWII, he be­gan an ae­ro­nau­tics com­pa­ny that had built a new fa­ci­li­ty in Saint-Laurent and en­ga­ged 500 em­ployees by 1952.

Now, CAE is a cor­po­ra­tion with 8500 em­ployees and though it can be found around the world, its head of­fice is still on Côte-de-Liesse.

This was a 2016 ini­tia­tive, but the CAE and the ci­ty de­ci­ded the inau­gu­ra­tion should be held once the new sec­tor was more com­plete. (DC)

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