Pictured above: Nick Rockel, BCBusiness editor-in-chief; Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media VP sales; David Foster, music producer; Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president; and Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO

This year's BCBusiness Top 100 networking event featured the legendary Canadian music producer David Foster

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
June 29, 2017

Almost 1,000 guests attended the BCBusiness Top 100 networking event featuring special guest and Victoria native David Foster who is considered one of the most successful music producers in history.

The afternoon began with a stand-up networking luncheon followed by an interview of Foster by Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO Peter Legge.

Foster revealed insightful stories, both business and personal, including his memories of working with such legendary stars as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and Rod Stewart. He even ventured into the audience to take questions, resulting in a very entertaining afternoon that included a presentation of his high school report card and a performance of snippets of his hit songs including St. Elmo’s Fire and the disco hit Got to Be Real.

Over the last 25 years, The David Foster Foundation has provided millions of dollars to Canadian families for children undergoing life-saving organ transplants.

Here are the photos from the big event...

 

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Mike Ravenhill, David Foster Foundation CEO; Lorne Segal, Kingswood Properties Ltd, president; and Matthew Segal

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Nirad Chaudhari, Ranstad Engineering branch manager; and Elizabeth Model, Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association CEO

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Craig Di Rocco, Cineplex Entertainment western sales manager; and Adam Cotterall, Caldwell Partners partner

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Patrick Wilson, Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. partner; and Kelsey Dunwoodie, Deans Knight partner

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Matthew Tipping, Fully Managed Inc. senior technology specialist; John Robertson, Fully Managed director of business development; and Joel Abramson, Fully Managed CEO

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Wendy Braun, Fully Managed director of marketing; and Erin Westlake, Fully Managed marketing specialist

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From Desjardins Financial Security: Alvin Matthew, director of new business development; Perminder Chohan, managing director; Chris Sutherland, director distribution, insurance; Harbhajan Parhar, sales manager; and Jesse Gill, director marketing & western business development

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO; and Maria Kritikos, Ladies Who Lunch CEO & founder

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Andrew Wesolowski, Era.ca director of operations BC; and Will Singh, Era.ca sales director

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John Pallas, The Refinery Leadership Partners Inc. associate; and Patrick Wilson, Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. partner

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Stewart Rothnie HCMA Architecture + Design principal; Sunny Ghataurah, AES Engineering president & CEO; and Jennelyn Thompson, Turner Construction Company M&E logistics manager

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Brad Liski, Canada Wide Media senior VP integration; Olga Kniazeva, ThroughConversation Personal Development Inc. partner; Jean-Paul Gravel, ThroughConversation founder & CEO; and Anna Lee, BCBusiness account manager

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Holly Wood, Sotheby International Realty Canada realtor; Craig Di Rocco, Cineplex Entertainment western sales manager; Jill Sinclair, Sinclair Success Strategies principal; and Kevin Mazzone, The Lazy Gourmet GM

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Barbara Nelmes, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver employee making sure guests are well-fed

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Matthew Segal; Gary Segal, Kingswood Venture Capital president; David Foster, music producer; Lorne Segal, Kingswood Properties Ltd. president; and Melita Segal

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Cathy Mullaly, BCBusiness art director; David Foster, music producer; and Janine Verreault, BCLiving editor

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Gary Segal, Kingswood Venture Capital president; and David Foster, music producer

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Mira Hershcovitch, BCBusiness account manager, David Foster, and Brianne Harper, BCBusiness sales manager

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Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president makes welcoming remarks

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Bill Good, Capital Direct Income Trust spokesperson

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Nick Rockel, BCBusiness editor-in-chief

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO introduces music producer David Foster

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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David Foster, music producer

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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David Foster is presented with his high school report card

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster plays snippets of his hits for the crowd

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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David Foster takes audience questions

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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David Foster

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BCBusiness Top 100 with special guest David Foster

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David Foster speaks to a child who received assistance from his foundation

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster

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Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media chairman & CEO interviews music producer David Foster