Dal Richards has been a musician and bandleader for over 65 years. His band played at the Hotel Vancouver’s Panorama Roof for over 25 years, the longest running dance band engagement in Canadian history, and was featured in over 2,000 coast-to-coast CBC Radio broadcasts. Richards contributed to and enhanced the careers of six generations of British Columbia’s finest musicians. Richards received Tourism Vancouver’s Man of the Year award in 1985 and is a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. In 1993, he was given the Variety Club of B.C.’s highest honour, the Heart Award, and Variety Club International’s Presidential Citation Award. In 1995, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.