Project Description

Dave Grant (C-616)

Number of people on this panel: 1
Panel registered on: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Panel Description: The background of this panel is beige on the upper half and grey on the lower half. The lower, grey half also has four square orange and purple checkered patches, a cluster of music notes on the right side, and the name “Dave Grant” is written at the bottom in black text over a rectangular beige background with rainbow trim. In the middle of the upper half of the panel there is a black leather jacket connected to blue jeans on the lower half. There is text following the perimeter of the leather jacket and jeans. The leather jacket has a colorful, silky interior and small pink triangular metal pin on the right side of the collar. On the left leg of the jeans there is a small block of text with a black microphone underneath. There is a block of text between the legs of the jeans. On the right leg there is an outline of a face of a person, presumably Dave Grant, on a beige background with black trim. Underneath the outline of the face there is another small block of text.
Textbox between the jeans’ legs
David Grant was born in Weston, Ontario May 19, 1958. At 18, he started a career in the world of Disc Jockeys that took him from Toronto to Ottawa and then to London. In 1987 Dave moved to Kitchener, where he was also a DJ then moved on to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He later became the manager of a local Hasty Market.
In 1988, Dave started work at The AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County then later joined the Board of Directors at ACCKWA, and was hired as Volunteer Coordinator.
Dave was active in a number of volunteer organizations, including Project Angel, The Campaign for Equal Families, Waterloo Region Pride Day and others. He was a ready advocate on issues concerning people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
A life so important to so many.
– 1958 – 1995
Textbox on left leg of jeans
CKWR 98.7 FM presents… OUT and ABOUT
WITH YOUR HOST DAVE GRANT TUESDAY NIGHTS 8:30 – 10:00 FOR 90 MINUTES OF NEWS, VIEWA AND THE ZANY COMEDIES SERIES “THE NELSON SCAEFER FOLLIES”
Text on the right leg of jeans
“He was like a real soldier in the front”
Text on the perimeter or the leather jacket and jeans
He was a popular speaker sharing his personal struggle with AIDS with students and community groups – he envisioned building a monument that would be a place of contemplation and healing – most people remain silent and the myths and stereotypes are perpetrated. Dave was not silent.