Peter Legge to speak on the need for ethical leadership

Langley B.C.—Trinity Western University is pleased to present one of the world’s great communicators as keynote speaker for their “Christmas in the City” gala on December 1, 2002. As part of an evening filled with exquisite cuisine and special music performances, Peter Legge, president and CEO of the largest independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada, is expected to inspire guests this Christmas season.

“I was very pleased to accept the invitation to speak at the Trinity Western event because of my ongoing connections with the University over the years,” says Legg of the event open to the public. “My wife and daughter have both graduated from TWU and I've wanted to give back to the University.”

Voted “Top speaker in North America” and a Golden Gavel winner by Toastmasters International, as well is inducted into the CPAE Hall of Fame, Peter Legge is among a select group of award-winning speakers including notables such as Walter Cronkite, Ronald Regan and Colin Powell. Based on his everyday experience as a community leader and CEO of a multi-million dollar operation, Legge will speak on “The need for ethical leadership”—an integral theme for TWU’s mandate.

"Organizations can only rise to the level of their leadership” says Legge, referring to his topic for the evening. “And great leadership means modeling what you expect others to do — in every area, but especially in ethics and integrity."

Trinity Western, known for developing emerging leaders, see the gala as an opportunity to apply its mandate. Among the notable guest list will be two dozen special guests—student leaders. Chosen for their demonstrated leadership qualities, these students will each host a table as TWU representatives. Invited guests will therefore have the chance to interact with these up and coming leaders and learn first-hand about the University.

“We're inspired by our goal to develop visionary leaders of integrity, and we're excited for the opportunity to share this inspiration with our continuing and emerging partners in the city," says Doris Olafsen, Vice President of Advancement at TWU. "While our main campus is in Langley, members of our growing group of over 16,000 alumni are leading in different industries around the world and across Canada — many of them here in the Vancouver area.”

Journalist and TWU alum Sharol Josephson—former host of Life Network’s CLT—will emcee the evening. Musical features include a duet from Paul Ouellette and Lonnie Delisle, two more of TWU’s distinguished alums. Ouelette and Delisle are increasingly sought after singers because of their many performances at distinguished operas, choirs and symphonies, and for Ouellette the awarding of significant scholarships and grants. This month marks the third consecutive year that Ouellette has been a winner of the Western Canada District Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.

Tickets are still available for this event. “Christmas in the City” will take place Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Four Seasons Hotel, with the reception at 5:00pm, with a dinner to follow. Tickets are $150, and sponsorships are available in silver, gold and platinum. For more information please call Terry-Lynn Dryfhout at 604-513-2121 ext.3307 or email

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,200 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 35 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2015-07-13
Author: Keela Keeping