The Rix Center

for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership

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…

John Furlong delivers first post-Olympic speech to standing ovation

A 1,000-strong crowd dusted off their Canada gear and gave a standing ovation to John Furlong, chief executive officer, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), at his first post-Olympic speech. Read more…