Cory Gross

Cory Gross is an event project team manager having successfully delivered facility and temporary overlay projects for international, national and regional multi-sport organizations.

Beginning in 1994, Cory developed the Capital Construction Project plan for the 1997 Canada Summer Games. The project constructed an athletics track, tennis courts, a waterski facility, a softball complex, artificial field hockey turf, and natural turf soccer / rugby pitches. These facility legacies fit into the City of Brandon master recreational planning post games.

Most recently as Senior Manager Overlay Design and Delivery with the Toronto 2015 Pan /Para Pan American Games he was responsible for the development, mentoring, and management of a project team of Architects, Energy Managers, CAD Specialists, Commodity Suppliers, and Site Managers. One of the most satisfying aspects of this project, aside from delivering 10 Competition and Non-Competition venues on time and with significant budget efficiencies, was enjoying the success and accomplishments of the North Zone Overlay Team.

Outside of the event industry, Cory developed an innovative award winning energy efficiency program (BEEP) for the Brandon Neighbourhood Development Corporation by leveraging funding strategic relationships and funding commitments from Federal, Provincial, and Municipal levels of government. Initiated in 2008, this program continues to pay dividends to the community.

Having lived in Winnipeg Manitoba. Edmonton Alberta, Salt Lake City Utah, Fort McMurray Alberta, Vancouver British Columbia, London United Kingdom and Toronto Ontario over the last 15 years, Cory currently resides in his hometown of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

Selected Non-FAQs

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A sunny calm September afternoon.

What is your greatest fear?

Debilitating injury.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Being judgemental.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Righteousness

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Hair in general. Have hair everywhere I don’t want it (knuckles, back etc.) and not enough where it would be of some good.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“It is what it is”.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Love kayaking / biking / hiking

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

More outgoing.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Enthusiasm

What do you most value in your friends?

Loyalty

Who are your favorite writers?

Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, William S. Burroughs, Margret Atwood (Handmaids Tail)

Who is your hero of fiction?

Dirk Gently

What is your greatest regret?

Not traveling enough and taking time to smell the roses.

How would you like to die?

Peacefully

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Good day sir.

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What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Manipulative behavior.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Mountain bikes.

What is your current state of mind?

Unfocused.

Which living person do you most despise?

No comment at this time.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Calm confident demeanour.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Organization.

When and where were you happiest?

Living in Vancouver and working for the 2010 Olympic Games.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Musician

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Buying and owning a house.

Where would you most like to live?

North Vancouver.

What is your most treasured possession?

Mountain Bikes.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

The loss of loved one.

What is your favorite occupation?

Project management.

What are your favorite names?

Royce, Kirk

What is it that you most dislike?

Minus 30 degree weather

What is your favorite word?

Synchronicity

What is your least favorite word?

The c word.

What turns you on?

Beautiful places, does not have to be exotic.

What sound or noise do you love?

Waves crashing.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Sirens

What is your favorite curse word?

Freck

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Chartered management accountant.

What profession would you not like to do?

Policing