MB in frameApril 21, 2015 marked the 16th Annual Salute to Laudable Londoners. Over 115 guests and friends gathered at Museum London to recognize Mitchell A. Baran for his contributions to the community.

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Founding Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Founder – a most humble recipient of awards ranging from “Fellowship” to “Lifetime” designations, including an honouree of the Order of Canada and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal – we would be hard pressed to find a better candidate to embody the title Laudable Londoner of 2015. Mr. Baran’s dedication to healthcare and community well-being is evident in all that he does not only in his career but also on his own time.

To learn more about his illustrious career and achievements click here.


Event Background:

Our Salute to Laudable Londoners began in 2000 as a friend- and fund-raiser showcasing some of the incredible philanthropists residing in London and Area.

Following the year London’s radio personality, Bill Brady and Mary Ann were honoured, Bill has served as the Master of Ceremonies for this event. It has been our pleasure to shine a light on the amazing work the following individuals have done and continue to do in London, in many different circles of need – from Healthcare to the Arts.

Bill and Mary Ann Brady (2000),

Richard and Beryl Ivey (2001),

Andy and Helen Spriet (2002),

Ross Batson (2003),

Peter and Libby Fowler (2004),

Angus and Jean McKenzie (2005),

Jane Roy and Glen Pearson (2006),

Helen Connell (2007),

Peter Garland and Ann Hutchison (2008),

Ron and June Dawson (2009),

Bob and Debbie Schram (2010),

Paul and Sandi Caplan (2011)

Donna & Bob Bourne and Linda & Cec Rorabeck (2012)

Bob and Shelly Siskind (2013)

Janet and Jamie Caskey (2014) and

Mitchell A. Baran (2015)


  • April 21, 2015
  • 16th Annual Salute to Laudable Londoners
  • Museum London; 421 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 5H4