Order of british columbia – 2008 recipient

The Order of British Columbia is the province’s highest honour for outstanding achievement. Since the Order was first introduced in 1989, 274 people have received the award.

Mr. Peter Legge has created impressive results everywhere he has devoted his energies – in business, in leading community initiatives, and in charity fundraising.

He built Canada Wide Media Limited into Western Canada’s largest independent magazine publisher, with 45 magazines, employing more than 130 British Columbians. He has devoted a great deal of time and energy to community initiatives, chairing or serving on the boards of a large number of community agencies.

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.

Leadership is all about influence, but the first person you have to influence is you

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

DollarMakers Business Hero Award - 2010

In honour of business heroes – successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who exemplify a high standard of integrity, inspire others, grow from obstacles, make a huge contribution and excel in all aspects of life

Royal Roads University - 2009

Presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree in June 2009, for his life-long commitment to charitable work in BC

Variety - The Children's Charity - 2008

Presented with the Show of Hearts Award in 2008 in recognition of outstanding support for the Variety Telethon.

Faith in The Marketplace Award - 2007

In recognition of a demonstration of Christian faith and integrity in the marketplace and leadership in the community

2010 Winter Olympics - 2006

In 2006, appointed one of 18 ambassadors for the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Winter Olympic Games

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Philanthropic Award - 2006

This award honours individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to philanthropy in Canada.

Sales and Marketing Executives International - 2006

Ambassador of Free Enterprise – Dallas, Texas. Recognized for his role as a communicator in the field of sales and marketing

St. Johns Ambulance - 2006

Promoted to the position of Commander for his ongoing support of the organization.

National Speakers Association - 2005

Presented with the Nido Qubein Philanthropic award. First Canadian to receive this honour.

Rotary International - 2005

Presented with his third Paul Harris Fellow Award for his contribution to Rotary. This is the highest honour in Rotary – Peter is a non Rotarian

Council of Governors - Vancouver Board of Trade - 2004

Appointed as a Governor to the Vancouver Board of Trade in recognition of his tenure as Chair of the Board.

Legacy Leadership Award - 2004

Presented by the Tri-Cities to someone who is visionary, inspirational, collaborative, results focused and a community leader. Peter Legge was the first recipient of this award.

The Peter Legge Library - 2004

The City of Coquitlam named this library after Peter in recognition of his continuing commitment to the community.

Canadian Professional Sales Association - 2003

Inducted into the Sales Hall of Fame. Other recipients include: Jimmy Pattison, Timothy Eaton, Garfield Weston, Brian Tracy.

The Variety Club Show of Hearts - 2003

To honour 25 years of service to the Variety Club Show of Hearts Telethon on Global TV, in word and deed.

The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - 2001

The commemorative medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is awarded to those persons who have made a significant contribution to their community

Volunteer Vancouver Award - 2002

Caring Company Award recognizing commitment to volunteerism and support for community organizations

Honorary Doctorate - Simon Fraser University - 2001

Presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Simon Fraser University for raising $20 million in support of 40 different charities over a period of 25 years.

Lifetime Achievement Award - 2001

Given the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Western Magazine Foundation’s highest honour, in recognition of 25 years in the magazine publishing industry.

The Royal Westminster Regiment - 2001

Appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel by the Honourable Art Eggleton, Minister of National Defence (appointment was for a three Year term)

Lions Club International - 2000

Medal of Merit Award. In recognition of outstanding contribution to community services

Speakers Roundtable - 2000

Inducted into the invitation-only society whose mission it is to advance the speaking profession. Peter shares this honour with only 19 other professional speakers in the world

C.P.A.E. – Speaker Hall of Fame - 1998

The first Canadian to be inducted into the Council of Peers Award of Excellence – Speaker Hall of Fame. This is the highest and most prestigious award given by the National Speakers Association. 

Order of The Red Cross - 1997

In recognition of Peter’s commitment and outstanding contributions to the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Principles, he was made a member of the Order of the Red Cross.

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