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NABS institutes Norman Vidler Memorial Fund

The National Advertising Benevolent Society has launched a new initiative called the Norman Vidler Memorial Fund. The initiative will be funded by an annual donation of $50,000 for the next five years, provided by The Slaight Family Foundation. It will be used to provide special programs and support for Canadians working in the broadcast industry. The fund is named in memory of broadcaster Norman Vidler, also known as Gary Russell, who passed away in January.

"NABS was an organization that was close to Norm's heart," said Loraine Brown, west-regional director at NABS. "We've been impacted by industry angels who emerge without warning, showing us their kindness, generosity and keen desire to help NABS succeed. Norm was one of those angels, and because of the generosity of The Slaight Family Foundation, and his dear friend Gary Slaight, his legacy and voice will live on, supporting broadcast industry professionals across Canada."

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