Welcome to the 7 Oaks Hall of Fame page. We are pleased to announce the naming of an education scholarship to assist students in their passions in the arts. Seven Oaks Education Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing the students of Seven Oaks School Division access to post-secondary education. SOEF envisions a supportive community where all students believe they can continue their education and training beyond high school. The Foundation raises funds to help students realize their post-secondary goals through scholarship opportunities and distributes these funds to facilitate learning for as many students as possible.
Please visit the S.O.E.F page here for more information
Donations are also welcomed at any time here and go directly to the scholorship funds.
Nominations for new inductees will be accepted in the coming year, please check back for more information and selection criteria.
We will hold a yearly gala in honour of this fund, and induct new members to the hall of fame.
We are pleased to announce our first inductee to the Hall of Fame:
JERRY MASLOWSKY 1957 - 2016
Jerry was born in 1957 in Winnipeg. He attended I.L. Peretz Folk School, Jefferson Junior High and Garden City Collegiate where he could be found performing, directing and choreographing all the school musicals. Jerry's performance resume was extensive. He starred in numerous Rainbow Stage productions, was a featured singer and dancer with the Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble, and performed in over 100 shows at the Hollow Mug Dinner Theatre. Jerry and his three childhood friends also started the band "Special Blend" which became the number one choice for bar mitzvahs and weddings across Winnipeg.
In the early 1990s, Jerry and his sister Debbie co-wrote and co-hosted a three-part television special "Wish Upon A Star" for CKY TV. Jerry's passion for performing continued throughout his professional business career and he was regularly asked to perform at various events and concerts around the city. Music always remained close to his heart.
Jerry was also a highly regarded business professional, involved for over 30 years in many facets of high-level sales, marketing and communications positions in Winnipeg. He also produced award-winning creative bodies of work that included TV, radio and multimedia. He began his career as advertising manager with the Jewish Post. He built sales and marketing strategies for CKND TV, CJOB Radio and helped launch the Power 97 radio station. While at CJOB, he worked closely on developing sales and marketing programs in conjunction with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Winnipeg Jets where he was responsible for developing and implementing the "Save the Jets" Campaign in 1996. Known for his tireless work ethic, Jerry went on to a successful tenure as Vice-President of Marketing for the 1999 Pan American Games, one of the most successful games to date, thanks in part to his efforts. After volunteering his time following the Pan Am Games, Jerry was hired in 2000 and spent the majority of his career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with the Winnipeg Football Club. Jerry was a life-long Blue Bomber fan and had the opportunity to work his dream job for 15 seasons. He was committed to his team and regularly went above and beyond to help players, office staff, coaches, and fans. During his tenure with the Winnipeg Football Club he made life-long friends and kept in close contact with former coaches, colleagues and players. Jerry was a life-long dedicated sports fan, supporting all our local teams as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Vikings.
Recognizing the pivotal role Seven Oaks School Division, specifically Garden City Collegiate, played in his, his kids and his siblings love for the arts and sports, Jerry also shared his expertise and time as a Board member with the Seven Oaks Education Foundation.
Jerry's passion for helping others and giving back to the community resulted in him accepting the position as the CEO of Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba. Jerry formed many special bonds with a number of Variety kids and families and implemented numerous fundraising initiatives; eventually breaking the record for the total amount of fundraising dollars raised in one year. Jerry's warm heart and selflessness extended beyond the office. He was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother, and always put his family's needs before his own. His love and his guidance will never be forgotten. Jerry was truly one-of-a-kind, inspiring hope, enriching lives and giving back to the community. If each one of us exhibited a small portion of Jerry's qualities, the world would truly be a better place.