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The Family Series Legacy Gala 2017 toasts the Legge family with an evening of fine dining and candid conversation

More than 400 members of the business community attended the Family Series Legacy Gala at the Hotel Vancouver on April 27. The evening began with a stand-up cocktail reception before welcoming remarks by emcee Chris Gailus, Global News Hour at 6 anchor. Opening remarks were made by Robert Helsley, dean of UBC Sauder School of Business and Grosvenor professor of cities, and Vanessa M. Strike, CIBC professor in applied business family studies and assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resources. An interview followed, moderated by David C. Bentall, adjunct professor of UBC Sauder School of Business, featuring Peter Legge, Neil Soper, Karen Foss and Heather Parker. The second half of the evening featured an interview with the Legge family moderated by David C. Bentall and Darren Dahl, senior associate dean and faculty director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, UBC Sauder School of Business.

Presented by the UBC Sauder School of Business Families Centre, the Family Legacy Series Gala is a unique opportunity for the business community to gain insight into the inner workings of some of Canada’s most successful businesses and the families who founded them.

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman and CEO; Heather Parker, former senior vice-president finance and operations; Karen Foss, former president; and Neil Soper, former executive vice-president/associate publisher and business partner

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Gala emcee Chris Gailus, Global News Hour at 6 anchor; and Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president

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Janice Loomer Margolis, JLM Philanthropy philanthropy advisor; Bruce Chisholm, RBC Wealth Management PH&N Investment Counsel; and Tricia McIver, Scotia Wealth Management business and family wealth specialist

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Simon Pimstone, Xenon Pharmecuticals CEO; Arv Sooch, Nicola Wealth Management business development; Hari Varshney, Varshney Capital Corp. president; and Peeyush Varshney, Varshney Capital Corp. director

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Chris Lawless, CCC Investment Banking managing director; Calle Johnson, PWC Deals managing director; John Nicolls, TD Wealth succession advisor; and Nevada Mohammed, TD Wealth senior portfolio manager

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Peter Armstrong, Rocky Mountaineer founder; Eve Chang; Charles Chang, Lyra Growth Partners president; and Suvina Mah, Armstrong Group

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Joe Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation founder; and his wife, Rosalie Segal

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Entertainment

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Barbara Stewart, Variety The Children’s Charity of BC 45-year volunteer; and Mary McCarthy Parsons, CH.I.L.D. Foundation president and CEO

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Arran Stephens, Nature’s Path co-founder; and Michael Dervish, Scotiabank regional director commercial banking

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Ludovic Siouffi, Canaccord portfolio manager; JJ WIlson, Kit and Ace co-founder and Ride Cycle Club co-founder; Alexandra Lightman; Aaron Lightman, MDS lawyer; and Sharon Duguid, family business advisor

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Scott Barbour, A.C.T. Equiptment Sales Ltd. president; and Brad Powell, TD Commercial Banking relationship manager

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Adam Segal, Stork Craft CEO; Gillian Segal, Gillian Segal Design principal; and Gary Segal, Kingswood Venture Capital president

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Connor Williams, Ashton Service Group residential GM; Brian Williams, Ashton Service Group founder; and Ben Smith, Beedie Development Group senior development manager

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Roan Shankaruk sings the Canadian national anthem

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Gala emcee Chris Gailus, Global News Hour at 6 anchor

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The Legge Family: Amanda, Samantha, Kay, Rebecca and Peter

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The Family Series Legacy Gala 2017

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Robert Helsley, dean, UBC Sauder School of Business and Grosvenor professor of cities

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Vanessa M. Strike, CIBC professor in applied business family studies and assistant professor, organizational behaviour and human resources

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Gala emcee Chris Gailus, Global News Hour anchor

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The panel: David C. Bentall, adjunct professor, UBC Sauder School of Business; Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO; Karen Foss, Canada Wide Media former president; Neil Soper, Canada Wide Media former executive vice-president/associate publisher and business partner; and Heather Parker, Canada Wide Media former senior vice-president finance and operations

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David C. Bentall, adjunct professor, UBC Sauder School of Business; and Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman gets interviewed

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David C. Bentall, adjunct professor, UBC Sauder School of Business; Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO; and Karen Foss, Canada Wide Media former president

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The Family Series Legacy Gala 2017

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The Legge Family: Amanda, Samantha, Kay, Rebecca and Peter