A leader in business, community initiatives, and charity fundraising, Peter Legge has created impressive results everywhere he has devoted his considerable energies.
Mr. Legge built Canada Wide Media Limited into Western Canada’s largest independent magazine publisher, with more than 50 magazines, employing more than 130 British Columbians.
His business success has been considerable, but Mr. Legge is even better known for the time and energy he has devoted to community initiatives, chairing or serving on the boards of a large number of community agencies.
His fundraising skills are legendary. In 2001, Simon Fraser University awarded Mr. Legge an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts in raising $20 million for 40 different charities over 20 years. For 32 consecutive years, he has served as co-host of the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, which raised more than $130 million over that period.
Mr. Legge’s other fundraising efforts have been equally impressive. He chaired the Canadian Red Cross Rwanda Relief Campaign, helped the Salvation Army raise over a million dollars in five years, and has hosted the Peter Legge Charity Golf Classic for a dozen years.
Considered Canada’s top public speaker, Mr. Legge is sought after to host charity events. He is one of 18 ambassadors to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games