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After battling in court with Francesco Aquilini over ownership of the Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Beedie shares lessons learned. Ryan Beedie has had little to say about the court fight for control of the Vancouver Canucks. When it came to talking to the media during that episode of his life, he left that to his partner Tom Gaglardi.
As a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Ryan Beedie likens the forums to having your own personal board of directors. When Ryan Beedie talks about the greatest influences in his life, not far behind his father is the Young Presidents Organization, or YPO.
In 10 years as president of the Beedie Group, Ryan Beedie has transformed the family-owned real estate firm into a billion- dollar behemoth. After an impressive behind-the-scenes effort to get Kevin Falcon elected Liberal leader, many think Beedie is now destined for even bigger things.
He lived long enough to see the Olympic flame lit in Athens, but not long enough to see it arrive in Vancouver. Jack Wilson Poole, the chairman of the Vancouver Organizing Committee, died in Vancouver in the early hours of October 23, 2009. He was 76. This profile originally ran in July 2009.
Having jumped from the local daily to the national stage, this Saturn-driving scribe figures it’s time to get a serious set of wheels and learn how to shop for luxury automobiles. And sure, that ticket to ride might be a little steep, but hey, a guy’s gotta splurge now and then…