Apr 04, 2016


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Bow Valley College to host talk with Brett Wilson

The former Dragon's Den star will talk about the three keys to an empowered life

CALGARY - Bow Valley College's (BVC) Chiu School of Business (CSB), and Business Link, will host W. Brett Wilson, former panelist on CBC's hit reality TV show Dragon's Den, at this sold-out talk at the College on April 5, 2016.

The always engaging Wilson will talk about work life balance, making mistakes, and his three keys to an empowered life: marketing, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. And for all the Dragon's Den fans, Wilson will talk about some of the things that happened behind the scenes, and his original casting call for the show.  

"We are excited to be hosting Mr. Wilson for this talk at our College. He exemplifies the spirit and drive for innovation that the Chiu School of Business, and its Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Club strive to attain. I'm sure our learners will gain a lot from this business leader and noted philanthropist," said Natascha Doiron, Continuing Education Coordinator, CSB.

A free copy of Wilson's bestselling, semi-autobiography, Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes will be available to attendees.

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Editor's note

The talk will take place in Lecture Theatre N124, North Campus, main floor, April 5, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

About Bow Valley College

BVC is Calgary and region's only comprehensive community College. With more than 15,000 full- and part-time students, BVC is a leader in business and health career training, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning. BVC's Test of Workplace Essential Skills, workplace training for immigrant professionals and employment services provide a wide range of services for businesses and professionals.  

About W. Brett Wilson

Back in 1993, W. Brett Wilson co-founded FirstEnergy Capital Corp. (Canada's leading energy investment bank), and has since gone on to develop extensive holdings in the energy, real estate, agriculture, sports and entertainment industries. Now a Dragon Emeritus, he spent three years as a "fan-favorite" on CBC's hit reality TV show, Dragons' Den, where he established himself as the all time lead deal-making "dragon."

Brett has received wide recognition for his business and philanthropic leadership. He was awarded the Order of Canada (2011), Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree's from both the University of Saskatchewan (2015) and Royal Roads University (2010) and inducted into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2012). 

For more information on W. Brett Wilson please go to his website

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