Congratulations, Doug Raven!

Doug Raven, president of the Farley Foundation, received the honorary “Dr. Jim Hysen Friend of Farley Award” on July 14th, 2022 in honour of his work with the FF and its 20 year anniversary.

The Farley Foundation Logo

The OVMA conference was held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, from July 14-16. The FF reception on the Thursday night, July 14th, celebrated the 20th year of the Farley Foundation and included a surprise tribute to Doug, with his retirement reception being held the night after.

Congratulations on your retirement, Doug!

Dr. Jim Hysen was President of OVMA in 2009, and a strong supporter of the Farley Foundation. He participated in the Ride for Farley from its early days in Northern Ontario, and supported the Ride not only financially, but through his enthusiasm, camaraderie, and willingness to assist others.

Dr. Hysen passed away in June 2012, following a long battle with lymphoma. Given his past involvement with the foundation, the Board created the “Dr. Jim Hysen Friend of Farley Award” which is to be given to an individual or organization which has demonstrated the qualities associated with Dr. Hysen (generosity, enthusiasm, camaraderie, and a willingness to assist others) and made an outstanding contribution to the Farley Foundation.