The Rix Center

for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership


Engaged Citizenship Awards 2011: Celebrating business giving back to community

Vancity, which has supported over 160 charitable and community organizations over the past year, will next month be awarded the prestigious Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship 2011 by The Vancouver Board of Trade‘s Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership, founded by the late Dr. Donald Rix, CM, OBC.

Brandt C. Louie, OBC, LLD, FCA, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd., and chairman of London Drugs Ltd., renowned for his quiet community involvement “behind the scenes,” has been awarded The Center’s Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship 2011 which recognizes community-minded individuals.

Governors’ Banquet 2010 honours Dr. Don Rix, RBC Royal Bank and celebrates ‘The Jimmy Factor’

The late Dr. Don Rix, CM, OBC became the first Vancouver Board of Trade chairman to be inducted into the Council of Governors posthumously at the annual Governors’ Banquet and Rix Center Awards 2010 on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

His daughter, Laurie Rix Macrae, chair of the Rix Family Foundation, received a scroll, a commemorative album of his year as Board of Trade chairman 2008-09, and a gift of gold earrings and pin engraved with the Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership emblem. Rix Macrae was also invested as an Honorary Fellow of the Rix Center. Read more…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Engaged Corporate Citizenship Award

Rix Center LogoNominations are being sought for the 2011 Engaged Corporate Citizenship Award.

The late Dr. Donald Rix, CM, OBC, founded the Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership at The Vancouver Board of Trade during his term as Chairman in 2008.

Its purpose is to promote and facilitate the engagement of businesses and individuals in activities that add value to the broader community, as well as business.

Previously, the Engaged Corporate Citizenship Award has been won by the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) in 2009, and RBC Royal Bank in 2010.

Dr. Donald Rix, John Furlong and Bruce Hall to receive honorary doctorates

The late Dr. Don Rix, CM, OBC, Board of Trade governor (chair 2008-9); John Furlong, CEO, VANOC and former Whistler Fire Chief and JIBC board of governors chair Bruce Hall, will be the recipients of Honorary Doctor of Laws Degrees, to be conferred at the Justice Institute of BC’s Convocation, Tuesday, June 22.

The honorary degrees affirm and recognize the significant contributions of Rix, Furlong and Hall as leaders in the community and the positive impact that they have made on the quality of life in the province and across the country.

Taking YVR from basic to brilliant

Airport chairman Graham Clarke and Board of Trade governor (chair 1986-7) has stepped down as chairman of Vancouver Airport Authority after overseeing its transformation into Canada’s first airport authority. Read more…