Friday, March 13, 2015

MMP Victor Fedeli - Nipissing

Lord, we ask You to bless Victor Fedeli MPP for Nipissing in the many duties he fulfills. Give him clarity and the ability to make good decisions. Lead him into opportunities that will be for the benefit of the constituents of Parkdale Hyde Park and the people of our province. Fill his heart with your grace and peace and may his family be aware of Your love and care for them. In Christ’s name, Amen.

Victor Fedeli was born in North Bay on August 8, 1956. He is married to Patty (Kelly), another North Bay native. His mother Lena still lives in North Bay. His brother Peter, wife Elizabeth, and daughter Maggie also make North Bay their home. His sister Teresa and her family live in Montreal.

After 5 years at Scollard Hall, Vic attended Conestoga College in Kitchener (and later Nipissing University), worked at an advertising agency in London, and moved home in 1978 to open his own wildly-successful company, Fedeli Advertising.

Vic has a long and distinguished record of public service. On an international level, he has served as a Director of Global Vision. He has been a Director of the Province's Northern Businesses Support System, and Ontario's Northern Development Council. Locally, he was elected to 10 terms on the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, serving as President in 1986. He sat on most of the City's boards and commissions, often as Chairman. The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded to Vic in 2002,  and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. It was awarded to those persons who have made a significant contribution to Canada, to their community, and to their fellow Canadians.

When the Federal Government downsized CFB North Bay, the city turned to Vic to lead Air Base Property Corporation. He worked as the Dollar-A-Year Chairman for seven years, until his term expired in 2002. Successor Chairman, David Butti, presented Vic with 7 silver dollars; one for each year of volunteer service. He was named North Bay's Citizen of the Year in 1999, the same year he was awarded Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his community service.

In 2003, as a first-time candidate, Vic ran for Mayor and was elected with a 75% majority. He was re-elected in 2006, with a 2nd landslide victory.

In 2011, Vic ran as Ontario MPP for the riding of Nipissing, and won with a landslide. 

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