* He was the very first graduate from Kitchener’s Conestoga College
* Was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002
* He’s the voice behind many radio and TV commercials
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If you don’t recognize Neil Aitchison’s face, you might recognize his voice. He’s the voice behind many radio and TV commercials and he has been the MC for countless local and national fundraisers.
No matter what he’s doing, Neil draws on his experience as a former broadcast executive and radio personality to bring plenty of fun to every endeavour. He’s a popular public speaker and actor who loves to focus on the positive and humourous aspects of life.
Neil was born in Harriston, Ontario, but now lives in Waterloo. He has the honour of claiming that he was the very first graduate from Kitchener ’s Conestoga College. Conestoga Students Inc. now present two annual scholarships in Neil’s name.
When he’s not speaking, Neil is kept busy as the Senior Manager of Market Development for Melloul-Blamey Construction, one of Ontario ’s largest construction firms. Prior to his position with Melloul-Blamey, Neil was the Director of Development for Drayton Entertainment.
Neil is also very active in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. He is a charter member of the Kitchener Westmount Rotary Club, has been named a Paul Harris Fellow twice, and in 2002 he was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for having made a significant contribution to Canada at home or abroad.
That’s not Neil’s only royal connection or brush with the rich and famous, though. His speaking career has taken him to countless fundraisers raising millions of dollars for charities like Sleeping Children Around the World, Rotary International, the University of Waterloo , Conestoga College , The Working Centre and The Bill Clinton Luncheon. Neil jokes that it’s too bad he’s not on commission when promoting these various events – “I'd be retired by now!” he says. Having travelled the world extensively, Neil maintains, there is no place on earth like Wateloo Region to come home to.
No matter how many plaques and certificates he collects, Neil says the most important accomplishment in his life is his marriage to his wife, Helen, and the kids they raised, Tammy (married to Rob) and Todd (married to Jen), and now their twin grandchildren, Patrick and Rebecca, who live in St. Jacobs.