Vancouver, British Columbia – November 24, 2021 – JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce the 2022 Laureate Inductees into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame.
The 2022 Laureate Inductees are:
- Peter P. Dhillon, O.B.C., LL.B. (Hon), President & CEO, Richberry Group of Companies
- Dr. Allen Eaves, O.B.C., F.R.C.P.C., Founder, President & CEO, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
- Darren Entwistle, C.M., President & CEO, TELUS
Each year, Laureates are formally welcomed to into the BLBC Hall of Fame at the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies. This year’s event will take place on June 7, 2022 and is proudly presented by Fasken and RBC. For the first time, it will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, home of the BLBC Hall of Fame.
“As an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to be the business leaders of tomorrow, we’re very proud of the contributions our inductees have made to business and to society, and for the example they provide to B.C.’s youth,” said Sheila Biggers, President and CEO of JABC. “Each of them brings unique perspectives to their respective organizations and the communities they serve, and all have made significant impacts on the province and beyond.”
Nominations were open to the public from May 2021 until September 2021. The nomination process was guided by Laureate Selection Sponsor, PFM Executive Search, an executive recruitment firm based in Vancouver. Prerequisites for induction included outstanding business achievements and enduring contributions to the province and country.
The final Laureate selection was made by a committee comprised of a diverse group of past Laureates, including Chief Clarence Louie, Ratana Stephens and Haig Farris, among others.
The event will be attended by more than 800 guests and will include a reception, dinner, Laureate videos, special guest speakers and JABC student presentations. It will also include a special recognition of the 2020 Laureates—Gordon Diamond, Chief Clarence Louie, Arran Stephens and Ratana Stephens—as an in-person Gala Dinner was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
All of the net proceeds from the BLBC Hall of Fame support the efforts of JABC in delivering high quality financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to thousands of students across the province annually.
About the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame
The Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame was created by JABC in 2005 to honour the lifetime achievements of outstanding B.C. business leaders whose efforts have shaped our province and country. Nominations are open to the public to ensure B.C.’s diverse business community is represented and the broadest group of nominees is put forward. Laureates have demonstrated vision, leadership, integrity and legacy throughout their lifetime, and the Hall of Fame stands as a testament to the positive legacy they leave behind for future generations of business leaders.
About JA British Columbia
JABC is a not-for-profit impact organization with a purpose to inspire, prepare and empower B.C. youth for lifelong success. Through partnerships with educators and the dedication of hundreds of volunteers, JABC works in communities in every region of the province to deliver innovative educational programs to youth. This includes custom-developed programs for at-risk and vulnerable populations, people of colour and Indigenous youth across B.C. JA programs can be delivered online or in-person, align with B.C.’s curriculum and are provided to students in grades 4-12 free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. For more information, visit jabc.ca.
For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Manager, Development | JA British Columbia
For questions about the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies, please contact:
Director, Events & Marketing | JA British Columbia