On November 2nd at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Fraser Institute held their annual Founder’s Award tribute dinner honouring Canada’s greatest business and philanthropic leaders. This year’s Award was presented to Ian Telfer, Chairman of the Board and Director of Goldcorp. That week Ian Telfer attended and networked with our alumni at the receptions in Calgary November 1st and in Vancouver November 2nd as a special guest but also to cap off the 10th anniversary of the Telfer School.
The Fraser Institute Founders’ Award, named after founders T. Patrick Boyle and Michael A. Walker, is the Institute’s highest honour. The award is presented annually to individuals in recognition of their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements, generous philanthropic endeavors and dedication to competitive markets. These individuals are role models for the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders.
Ian Telfer was also honoured along with his wife, Nancy Burke, as the recipients of the Children’s Charity Gold Heart Award at the annual Gold Heart Gala. The couple are well-known across British Columbia and beyond for their generous giving, including to Variety - the Children’s Charity of BC (Variety BC) through their family foundation.
The Gold Heart Award is Variety BC’s most prestigious mark of distinction, honouring exceptional philanthropic contributions throughout local communities. The Gala is chaired by Mary Zilba, and vice-chaired by Fiona Forbes, local television celebrities and longtime friends and supporters of Variety BC.
Ian Telfer will also be announced as one of the 2018 Canadian Business Hall of Fame inductees at the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony that will be held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 17, 2018.