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Meet Peter

Speaker, bestselling author and community leader

Peter Legge lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author and as Chairman & CEO of the largest, independently owned media publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited.

Controlling a network of over 25 magazines, in addition to providing a diverse range of media services and products with over $15 million in annual sales, Peter is a living legacy of one of Canada’s true entrepreneurial success stories.

Peter travels worldwide speaking to organizations of varying industries. His presentations are based on his everyday experiences as a community leader, husband, father and CEO. Toastmasters International voted Peter “Golden Gavel Award Winner” and “Top Speaker in North America” and both the National Speakers Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers have inducted him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only society comprising 20 of North America’s top professional speakers.

Peter is the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees presented to him in 2003 by Simon Fraser University and in 2009 by Royal Roads University. Peter also received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology in 2010 from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and in 2013 was presented with an Honorary Fellow by Douglas College.

Peter has published 23 bestselling books; the latest is Under The Influence.  Other notable titles  include The Runway of Life, The Power of Tact, Lunch with Joe and  The Power of Tenacity, The Courage of Leadership and the Strength of Character. His books have motivated thousands of people towards positive change.

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Peter is a community leader, tirelessly devoting his time to many worthwhile organizations. In recognition, he was notably honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and was presented with The Nido Qubein Philanthropist of the Year Award in Atlanta Georgia in 2005. In 2008, for his lifelong commitment to serving the community, Peter received the province’s highest award, the Order of British Columbia.

Peter Legge wholeheartedly believes in community service. He is a lifelong supporter of many charities, including Variety – The Children’s Charity, the Canadian Red Cross and he serves as an ambassador of Variety Club International. Publisher of BCBusiness magazine, Peter is a mentor and an influential leader in the local business community, as well as a past chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Peter has also made “giving” a cornerstone of his company’s corporate culture.

Canada Wide Media Limited has fundraised and donated millions of dollars to charitable causes.

Awards  +  Honours

Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award - 2012

In honour of Canadian immigrants who have come to Canada and made a positive difference and contribution living here.

Peter Legge International Institute of Sales Excellence - 2012

Announced as patron of an innovative Canadian centre at Douglas College which fosters education, training and professionalism in the sales industry

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - 2012

One of 40 recipients presented with this medal in honour of significant contributions and achievements to British Columbia.

British Columbia Institute of Technology - 2010

Presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology for outstanding and sustained

Thank you for your most inspiring lecture to the BC Association of Chiefs of Police at our recent meeting in Victoria, BC. I can tell you without reservation your thoughts and insightful comments struck a chord with all present.

– Clayton Pecknold, Deputy Chief Constable President, BCACP

Peter delivered a message that reinforced our values. A great speaker is not only dynamic, a great speaker influences the audience to continue doing the positive and change the negative into the positive. Peter does just that!

– Rodger Looyenga, Auto Owners Insurance

My sincere thanks for your generous presentation to our BTV group in Whistler! Many of the staff members sang praise. Your insight, warm delivery and personal stories were an inspiration to all of us!

– Taylor Thoen, CEO & Executive Producer, BTV Business Television
Peter Legge at Hour of Power Org

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