Stu Rath is a well-known Truro businessman who will be recognized tonight with the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Archive for March, 2011
Today is a sad day in Winbak Farm history. Last night the U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame and Canadian Hall of Fame mare, Classic Wish, passed away during foaling. She gave birth to a Somebeachsomewhere colt. The colt survived and is doing well.
Classic Wish earned $436,000 and was time-trialed in 1:52 during her race career. After her retirement from the racetrack, she came to Winbak Farm and had her first foal, Bettors Delight, the 2000 Breeders Crown Winner and 2001 Little Brown Jug winner.
TRURO – Stu Rath has been named the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2011. The annual award recognizes a lifetime of accomplishments in the local business and charitable communities.
“Stu Rath is an institution in the local business community,” says chamber president Chantale Hache. “His involvement and success serve as a shining example of what can be accomplished with drive and determination.”
For more than 50 years, Rath’s name has been widely known in the local business community. He has been involved in a number of companies and ventures including the Truro Junior “A” Bearcats, Truro Centre, Halifax Cablevision, Eastern Cablevision and Stuco Holdings Ltd. His community involvement ranges from being on the boards of Nova Scotia Business Inc, the Colchester Regional Development Agency and the Truro Industrial Development Society to being involved with a number of charitable organizations over the years, including the United Way, Camp Triumph, the To Our Health Campaign for a new regional hospital in Colchester and the Ignite the Spirit Campaign for a new civic centre. Rath was also involved in Schooner Stable, which owned the highly-successful race horse “SomebeachSomewhere.”
The award will be officially presented to Rath at the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner on March 31. The award is presented by the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce with support from the Business Development Bank of Canada.
For more information on the dinner, visit www.trurochamber.com