During our Family Legacy Series Gala Dinner, the Business Families Centre provides real life examples of how a family's creativity, knowledge, and efforts can transfer to the next generation, creating a legacy model for family enterprises. The Family Legacy Series Gala Dinner also serves to assist the Centre to grow, develop, and provide various teaching forums to ensure that the families in family-run businesses and enterprises have a solid future.
The mission behind the gala evening event is to share personal experiences with the community of family businesses and those advising family businesses. In the process, the event successfully:
- Builds awareness for the field of family business and the Business Families Centre
- Offers a learning experience for business families and their advisors
- Raises funds for the ongoing work of the Business Families Centre
Previous Family Legacy Series Gala Events
For sponsorship opportunities at next year's Family Legacy Series, please e-mail Mischa Ragona or call 604.827.4604.
- 2013 -- Graymont Limited: past President, CEO and Chairman Philip Graham and non-family executive and past President and CEO Bill Dodge describe how Graymont Limited became the second-largest lime producer in North America.
- 2012 -- The Stanton Family: owners of the Running Room Ltd., a retail empire including more than 111 stores in Canada and the United States.
- 2011 -- The McLean Family: owners of the McLean Group, one of BC's leading family-owned and operated conglomerates.
- 2010 -- The Beedie Family: owners of the Beedie Group, the largest landlord of industrial space in BC.
- 2009 -- The Foord Family: owners of Kal-Tire, Canada's largest independent car dealer.
- 2008 -- The Molson Family: owners of various businesses, most notably its Molson family of beverages.
- 2007 -- The Gillespie Family: owners of baking giant Bakers Delight, branded as COBS bread in North America.
- 2006 -- The Ted Rogers Family: continues to play an integral role in the dynamic Canadian media and telecommunications industries.
- 2004 -- The Shaw Family: owners of Shaw Cable and Corus Entertainment.
- 2002 -- The S.C. Johnson Family: owners of Johnson Wax, Raid, Zip Loc and other well-known products.
- 2001 -- The Mannix Family: an Alberta family with significant interests in mining, construction and real estate.