Acknowledgments

LifeStream Animal Blood Bank would like to acknowledge the following people and organizations for their support.

  • We would like to thank First Capital Challenge for the wonderful opportunity we have been awarded to build LifeStream Animal Blood Bank Inc. into a new and exciting business.
  • Special thanks to Brad Ross, founder of First Capital Challenge, for all of his guidance,and belief in us. Without his ingenious idea none of this would have been possible.
  • Heartfelt thanks to Barbara Caldwell, Director of First Capital Challenge, for her caring, support and mentorship. Her expertise has been invaluable.
  • Ann-Marie Smith, Manager of the Clinical Blood Bank, at Kingston General Hospital. For acting as an advisor and sharing with us her expertise and knowledge.
  • Peter Termeulen, Executive Director of Prince Edward Lennox and Addington Futures Development Corporation. For his encouragement,enthusiasm, and for acting as an advisor.
  • Hugh Hoogendoorn, Director of Affinity Biologicals, Hamilton, Ont. For acting as a business advisor.
  • Nicola Austin for her creative writing skills, assistance with research and our power point presentation.
  • David Morgan for his business expertise and consultation on our power point presentation.
  • Dr. Bill Holley clinical veterinarian with OMAFRA.
  • Dr. Pat Turner, associate professor, Path Biology, Guelph University. For her assistance and veterinary knowledge in our business plan.
  • Dr. Sarah McLaughlin for acting on our Animal Care Committee.
  • CKWS tv crew and Anthony Agustino for his coverage at the First Capital Challenge event. Also for coverage of our opening of the animal blood bank.
  • Whig Standard reporter Frank Armstrong for his story of our win of First Capital Challenge.
  • Kingston This Week reporter Steven Serviss for his article of our winning First Capital Challenge.
  • Cogeco TV for their interviews by Doreen Edmunds of our winning First Capital Challenge and coverage by Zoe Sanguinetti for including us in her program Business Savy.
  • CBC radio for including our story in their broadcasts. Special thank you to JC Kenny for her enthusiasm.
  • Queen's University Gazette, the article by Emily Sangster, about First Capital Challenge, and the beginnings of our new venture.
  • Alec Ross for his article written for First Capital Challenge website, and for the upcoming story in Kingston Life.
  • St. Lawrence College special thank you to Tyler Forkes, of the Alumni Office for organizing the article for the Voyageur, St. Lawrence's Alumni magazine. To Joanne Hamel, for her article about our winning First Capital Challenge and the start up of our new business.
  • St. Lawrence College for nominating us for the Premier of Ontario Award in the Health Science division.
  • Kevin Montroy for the creation of our website, we are extremely pleased with the site.
  • Charlie Rix, web consultant, The Software Factory, for his continued help and advice.
  • Rick Frasso and technical staff at Response It for the set up of our computer systems.
  • Legal Council:  Peter B.B. Tobias & Andrew G.C. Holywell of Viner, Kennedy, Frederick, Allan & Tobias LLP *www.vkfat.on.ca
  • Kingston Chamber of Commerce for offering us a free years membership upon winning First Capital Challenge.
  • Special thanks to all our "Doggie Donors" and their owners.
  • John Dacosta of the Department of Pathology, Queens University, for acting as an advisor and sharing his histological expertise and knowledge.
  • We would like to thank our dedicated volunteer Cyndy Mills for her time, energy, continued support and her belief in LifeStream.