Joe Segal, his wife, Rosalie, and their son, Lorne, president of Kingswood Properties Ltd.
From the McLean Group of Companies: Sacha McLean, chair of Canadian National Railways; David McLean; Brenda McLean; Jason McLean; and Melanie McLean.
Kornfeld LLP's Neil Kornfeld, Great Canadian Gaming senior VP of operations Peter Goudron and Great Canadian Casino executive director of stakeholder relations Chuck Keeling.
US Consul General Anne Callaghan, SFU professor Maureen Maloney and president and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. and chair of London Drugs, Brandt Louie.
(From left) Vancouver Board of Trade president and CEO Iain Black and his wife, Chris; Vicki Chu and her VPD chief husband, Jim Chu; and Lyall Knott, partner at Clark Wilson.
Anna Stylianides, former attorney general Wally Opal and False Creek Health Care's Dr. Lauren Fineman.
The Joe Segal Gala director of communications Randall Mang, his daughter, Nayah, and wife, Louise.
Canadian Western Bank senior VP Mario Furlan, Olga Ilich of Performance Construction and Canadian Western Bank executive VP Greg Sprung.
Absolute Spa Group and Century Plaza Hotel owners Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia.
Coast Mental Health Foundation CEO Britt Andersen and Free the Children charity co-founder Craig Kielburger.
Macluan Capital Corp. president and Lions Gate Entertainment co-chair Harald Ludwig, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Strand Corp. president John Mackay.
Mayor Gregor Robertson, Louise Mang, Joe Segal Gala director of communications Randall Mang and Free the Children charity co-founder Craig Kielburger.
OPUS Hotel Group president and CEO John Evans and the CBC's Gloria Macarenko.
Canada Wide Media chair and CEO Peter Legge presents his new book, Lunch with Joe, to the man himself.
(From left) Fasken Martineau strategic adviser Robin Dhir; Lt.-Col. Harjit Sajjan; Dr. Kuljeet Sajjan; and Nature's Path organic cereal owners and founders Arran and Rattana Stephens.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation president and CEO Teri Nicholas and associate VP Maria Faccio.
Crooner Paul Anka sings My Way to Coast Mental Health vice-chair Susan Rhodes.
Joe Segal, An Extraordinary Life—a Vancouver Board of Trade Gala
Vancouver Convention Centre West
June 4, 2013
The largest gala in the Vancouver Board of Trade's 125-year history attracted more than 1,500 guests to celebrate the life and achievements of philanthropist and renowned businessman Joe Segal. It brought in more guests than the May 2012 gala for international business mogul Sir Richard Branson. The gala raised over $2 million for Coast Mental Health, a charity close to Segal's heart.
Gala chair and Joe's son, Lorne Segal, promised a gala "unlike any other this city has seen, promising to be entertaining, insightful and emotional, a moving tribute to a man who has achieved so much and given so much." He delivered on his word with a three-act performance, with actors portraying Joe's life in a musical, documentary-style production. The performance was capped off with a surprise appearance by legendary crooner Paul Anka, thanks to the efforts of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Anka sang a personalized version of his hit song My Way for Joe and his wife, Rosalie.
Canada Wide Media chair and CEO Peter Legge unveiled his latest book, Lunch with Joe: Collected lessons and wisdom from business legend Joe Segal, and everyone attending received a copy. Also in attendance was Mayor Gregor Robertson, who announced that June 4 will be officially known as Joe Segal Day.