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Vancouver legends were once trailblazers (New SPH)

Vancouver legend Rick Hansen (second from left) joined Jim Pattison (centre) when the billionaire businessman was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Straight.
Vancouver legend Rick Hansen (second from left) joined Jim Pattison (centre) when the billionaire businessman was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Straight.

This week, the Straight is featuring miniprofiles of trailblazers, but there is also no shortage of legends in Vancouver. Here’s a list of 13 of them.

Jim Pattison, Business

This entrepreneur’s legendary business acumen has resulted in countless local residents receiving regular paycheques. That’s because he’s a force in everything from groceries to motor vehicles to fisheries to entertainment. He’s also the most generous donor to health charities in B.C. history, as demonstrated by a $75-million gift to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in 2017.

Read the full story on the Georgia Straight.

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