Events Open to Public
President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
“Success is not Magic” – Vision, Passion, Respect and Community
6pm at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Ken King is President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, which includes the Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen and Roughnecks and represents the organizations as Alternate Governor of the NHL and Governor of the CFL, WHL and NLL. Born and raised in Hanley, Sask., Ken assumed his current role in 2001 following a successful 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions at the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.
Throughout his career, he has been acknowledged for his keen business sense, innovative marketing, establishment of healthy corporate relationships and spirited community leadership. He knows great achievements are possible when aspiration and determination are combined with a visionary approach, meaningful intentions, responsible actions and, above all, consideration for others.
King’s current community involvement includes the TELUS Community Board, the Calgary Airport Authority Board, the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority Board and the Borden Ladner Gervais CIS Athlete of the Year Awards Committee.
He is the recipient of an Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding contributions to the province, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service, the commemorative medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and was honoured as B’Nai Brith Man of the Year.
Mt Everest 2-time Summiteer, Keynote Speaker, Writer & Photo/Videographer
“Climb Beyond YOUR Next Everests” – intrinsic motivations & obstacles found in the various mountains of our lives”
3:00pm at the University of Lethbridge Student Union Ballroom
You won’t want to miss this action packed keynote! Utilizing breathtaking images & unforgettable stories from historic life & death experiences on the world’s highest mountain, Dave Rodney will energize & empower you with practical skills & attitudes required to succeed in scaling the personal & professional Everests we are all faced with, every day! His challenges relate to our struggles at school and work, as well as extra-curricular events, family, friendships, fun, and the future. You will be captivated by this engaging presentation, and equipped with strong take-away messages to “Be Bold, Be Better, Be You!”.
Dave has earned 3 university degrees, built his own business, and worked in numerous countries, including the 3rd world. He assists with local, national, & international causes, including his “top of the world society” for children. He is the CEO of sq enterprises international, an internationally awarded educator, his alma mater’s humanitarian of the year & top 100 alumni of the century, a recipient of 3 medals from the queen, is on the presidential ‘who’s who’ list of leaders & executives, 4 time MLA for Calgary-Lougheed, 3rd party opposition house leader, former minister of wellness, and advocate for wellness, indigenous relations, education, & advanced education.
His photography, videography, and written work have been utilized by the likes of National Geographic, the BBC, the New York Times, Life and Discovery Channel’s International…and even “Oprah”. He is featured in over 20 books and documentaries, including: “Heroes with Heart”, “Extraordinary Lives”, “Lost in Everest’s Death Zone”, and “Back to Everest: the Dave Rodney Story”. 5. He is one of the very few people in world history to successfully summit the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest— not just once, but twice!