DATE: Friday January 20, 2023
PLACE: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel Canadian Room
TIME: 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $250.00 plus HST, All tables are set for ten (10) people

Inventor of the Fox 40 Whistle, CEO Fluke Transportation

Ron Foxcroft was appointed to Canada’s highest citizen honour, the Order of Canada. He was named Entrepreneur of the Decade by Profit Magazine and named to the Burlington Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. He has been named Citizen of the Year in both Hamilton & Burlington. He is Chair of the Hamilton John C Munro Airport, the largest packaging freight airport in Canada.
Ron had an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2015. He was the Honorary Colonel of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during the tragic shooting of one of his regiment, Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

4Ron officiated the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Game. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Division-1, highlighted by officiating Michael Jordan’s first college game and the Sweet 16. He chaired the Road to the Final Four NCAA Men’s First and Second Round Tournaments three times and chaired the NCAA Frozen Four, in Buffalo, NY. He was named by Referee Magazine as one of the 52 most influential persons in North American Officiating history. Ron has served 17 seasons with the NBA observing and evaluating the performance of NBA referees. In 2016, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) named Ron the recipient of the esteemed Gold Whistle Award, which is the officiating industry’s highest honour bestowed on a referee.

Today, Ron serves as CEO of Fluke Transportation Group and CEO of Fox 40 International, which he founded in 1987. Fluke Transport in 2020 is celebrating 100 years in business. Ron serves on many Boards of Directors, is involved with many charities, and continues as a motivational speaker.

The “Gangway” cash bar, located in “The Ontario Room” will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Members and Guests are to be seated in the Canadian Room by 6:45 p.m. to receive Head Table Guests, the Silver Oar of the Admiralty, and the Service Ensigns.

Hotel Rooms/Stay Over:

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel has established a special room rate for Marine Club members and guests wishing to stay at the hotel. The cost is $230.00 per night, single or double occupancy. Please call the reservation desk at 1-800-663-7229 or book your reservation through this website and identify yourself as a Marine Club Member:

This room rate is only guaranteed for bookings made prior to December 16, 2022. Book now to confirm your room(s).

Note that all elevators in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel now require a room key to operate, this will include obtaining access to the hospitality suites, please ensure you bring your room key with you.
Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.


All tables are set for ten (10) people. All ticket requests must include a ticket order form and a cheque made payable to “The Marine Club”. To pay by credit card, online, contact Jody Carmichael at jcarmichael@mcasphalt.com

Members are encouraged to submit their ticket requests prior to December 23, 2022, as the table(s) will be assigned immediately thereafter. Tickets and table assignments after December 23rd will be subject to remaining availability.

Requests for tickets will not be accepted by telephone and tickets are not available at the door. Ticket refunds will not be granted after December 23, 2022.

Notice to Members: Nomination committee report for 2022-2023 will be distributed in late November.

The Marine Club will no longer be mailing out paper tickets for the Annual Dinner. Table assignments will be communicated by email and as such, an email address for all ticket purchases is required. Table assignments will also be posted at the entrance to the Canadian Room.

Health and Safety

The Marine Club and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel will follow all current provincial and municipal public health guidelines.

Wine orders

All wine orders must be sent to The Marine Club along with ticket order. The Royal York Hotel will NOT be managing any wine pre-orders.

Food Allergies:

Please note that if you or your guests have a food allergy requiring a special meal, contact Carole Milic, Catering Manager, Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 416-860-4541 or by email – carole.milic@fairmont.com

The majority of the event’s proceeds will be contributed to The Marine Club’s “Good Works Program”.

Ticket Order forms to be returned to:

Jody Carmichael

McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited

8800 Sheppard Avenue East

Toronto, ON M1B 5R4 Canada

Phone:             (416) 281-7168

E-mail:             jcarmichael@mcasphalt.com            

Please click on link for the dinner ticket and wine order form.   Please send to Jody Carmichael. Jody will follow up to confirm purchase and provide payment options.

Hard copies of this Beam and associated attachments will not be mailed.

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