Phi Delta Theta Canadian Foundation

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Iron Phi

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The Iron Phi program was launched in 2010 with the goal of bringing brothers of Phi Delta Theta together in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through a philanthropic partnership with The ALS Society of Canada, Canadian Iron Phis are able to raise funds to help the organization bring awareness to the disease and attempt to find a cure.

Brother Gehrig (Columbia, ’25) was known as the “Iron Horse” during his baseball career because of his durability and perseverance. His prowess as a hitter, consecutive games-played record (2,130), and never-give-up attitude after being stricken with ALS inspired those around him. In the spirit of Brother Gehrig, the name Iron Phi was given to the initiative to encourage those involved to remembers Lou’s approach to life when setting out to achieve something.

Canadian Iron Phis have raised more than $80,000 for the program to date. Those funds helping both the LiveLikeLou Foundation and the Canadian Foundation achieve its missions.

To learn more, visit ironphi.org

Iron Phi Grants:

Each year, Phi Delta Theta makes a grant to the Phi Delta Theta Canadian Foundation based on the fundraising effort by Canadian Iron Phi participants. Dollar amounts below were granted to both entities during that year.

2019: $3,374.00
2018: $4,411.00
2017: $3,502.23
2016: $5,192.10
2015: $4,269.39
2014: $7,025.51
2013: $5,168.96
2012: $7,032.32

Canadian Iron Phis:

#75 – Ernie Chan (Dalhousie)
#78 – Nick Bolton (Dalhousie)
#127 – Liam Todd (UBC)
#137 – Daniel Alleyne (Dalhousie)
#156 – Tristan Kornacki (Dalhousie)
#160 – Tyler Barrett (Dalhousie)
#161 – Ben Desborough (Dalhousie)
#184 – Sean MacGregor (Alberta)
#206 – Brennan Low (Dalhousie)
#207 – Graham Erskine (Dalhousie)
#208 – Daniel McCarthy (Dalhousie)
#210 – Mike McEachern (Dalhousie)
#306 – Brandon Creamer (Dalhousie)
#328 – Sam Travaglini (Dalhousie)
#343 – Just Van Beelen (Dalhousie)
#344 – James Thomson (Dalhousie)
#345 – Doug Bricknell (Western Ontario)
#347 – Simon Krupa (Alberta)
#354 – Kevin Bengali (Dalhousie)
#361 – Dominic Carvela (Dalhousie)
#362 – Colin Munden (Dalhousie)
#371 – Dalton Schamehorn (Alberta)
#378 – Matthew Barker (Alberta)
#452 – Gabe Ghiglione (McMaster)
#461 – Zachary Powell (Western Ontario)
#486 – Sam Maloney (Alberta)
#504 – Omar Sickander (Dalhousie)
#555 – Cole Maranger (Dalhousie)
#587 – Nic Later (Dalhousie)
#608 – Sam Mundy (Dalhousie)
#609 – Ross Freeman (Dalhousie)
#610 – Pat Crysdale (Dalhousie)
#611 – Adam Cheyne (Dalhousie)
#612 – Shane Mitravitz (Dalhousie)
#661 – Mario Calce (McMaster)
#685 – Gordon Taylor (Western)
#700 – Andrew Norrie (Western)
#726 – Riley Valotaire (Dalhousie)
#762 – Jake Janicki (York)
#764 – Jon Hauth (Carleton)
#881 – Luc DeGagne (Carleton)
#972 – Ben Manzer (Dalhousie)

Canadian Iron Phi Chapters:

Nova Scotia Alpha (2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16)

Canadian Iron Phi Challenge:

In November 2016, Canadian chapters participated in the first Canadian Iron Phi Challenge. The goal of this competition is to see which Canadian chapter could raise the most money for Iron Phi in a single month.

2016 Total Raised & Winner – $4,680.87, Nova Scotia Alpha ($2,915.37)
2017 Total Raised & Winner – $5,651.79, Nova Scotia Alpha ($3,417.89)