Member of distillery family will be coming to Sarnia as part of Business Week

Charles Bronfman is to be featured speaker on Monday, October 16

Charles Bronfman, a member of the company that made its fortune under the Seagram’s brand, is coming to Sarnia for an event being held in association with Business Week.

Bronfman, whose appearance is being partially sponsored by The Book Keeper, is the author of “Distilled: a Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy.”

Tickets for the event, which is being held at the Best Western Plus on Venetian Boulevard, are $40 and are available by clicking HERE.

Born into the fabulously wealthy Bronfman family, who controlled distilling giant Seagram, Charles Bronfman ran the Canadian division for a time but considered his accomplishments to be modest. By the late 90s, the family worth was in the billions, culminating in the $35 billion sale of Seagram – a sale which splintered the family.

He achieved great success as the initial owner of the first Canadian based Major League Baseball franchise, the Montreal Expos but his dedication to philanthropy shines as a patron of Birthright Israel and as co-founder of Historica Canada, which produced the iconic Heritage Minutes. He has committed over half his wealth to charitable causes.

Bronfman is Companion of the Order of Canada and has been awarded a number of honourary doctorates.

At Monday’s event, he will be in conversation with his co-author, prominent author, speaker and business journalist, formerly of BNN, Howard Green.

Get the Lambton Shield Daily Brief in your inbox:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.