Billy Latour, DSBN


LJM Developments, the builder behind Appleby Gardens Condominiums is proud to announce its recent sponsorship of the Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas Gala Event hosted by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society in support of a cutting edge DSBN Academy in Niagara.

Brock University Leaders

The Brock Leaders Citizenship Society is a group of recognized leaders that help raise awareness and funds for various causes in the University community and the communities in the surrounding area. The group of leaders this season have chosen the DSBN Academy of Niagara. The members of BLCS approached LJM Developments recently about an opportunity to help sponsor the event featuring young leaders from this public school.

The DSBN Academy is a public school like no other in Canada. It helps first generation students achieve what no one else in their families before them have; a higher education. The whole premise behind the school is to achieve their dream of getting into a higher learning institution ‘by any means necessary’. Often this means that teachers are councillors, grant writers and teachers all in one. Students at the academy are encouraged to follow their dreams.

Denim, Diamonds & Diplomas

Unfortunately, many of these students do not have the financial means to get there themselves and must rely on grants, scholarships and private fundraisers to support their dreams.

The BLCS hosting this event aims to not only raise funds for tuition and expenses, but to raise awareness in the community at large to help support the leaders of the future. The funds raised at the gala will help make bursaries available to the first DSBN graduating class in 2017. Billy Latour, current student and part of that first graduating class has his dreams set firmly on attending Western University and aiming as high as possible.

”Being a socially responsible company is a priority at LJM. Helping our youth become future leaders was an easy decision” states LJM’s CEO Liaquat Mian.