Dave Roels Convention and Conference Photography provides trade shows, portrait, convention and conference, award and banquet ceremonies, convention booth photography, scenic, and stock photography for the Vancouver BC area since 1973.  Be sure to visit my convention and conference photography gallery and see the many photos of conventions and conferences.  Thank you for your interest in vancouver convention and conference photography.



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Dave Roels is Vancouver BC's number one convention and conference photographer. His convention photography brings together in pictures the business seminar, convention, trade show and booth, speakers, and meeting planners.
James A. Pattison - Photo copyright by Dave Roels Photography

James (Jimmy) A. Pattison


Jim Pattison is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and sole owner of The Jim Pattison Group. The Jim Pattison Group is Canada's third largest privately held company and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada's 41st largest company. The Jim Pattison Group has more than 18,000 employees, annual sales of $4 billion and assets totaling over $2.2 billion. With investments in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia, The Jim Pattison Group is involved in a wide variety of industries including: Food Services, Manufacturing, Communications, Leasing, Entertainment, and Transportation.

The Jim Pattison Group began on May 8, 1961 when Mr. Pattison purchased a General Motors automobile dealership by borrowing $40,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada, and placing his home and life insurance policy with the bank as collateral.

Jim Pattison was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved with his parents from Saskatoon to Vancouver in 1935. He has lived in Vancouver ever since. While attending the University of British Columbia, Mr. pattison paid his tuition and expenses by washing cars at a used car lot, and by selling cars to fellow students.

Jim Pattison serves as a Director on a number of Boards, including The Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Pacific Ltd., Livent Inc., and he also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. He held the position of Chairman and President of Expo '86, a world-class Exposition held in Vancouver, British Columbia from May 2, 1986 to October 13, 1986. This position was served in a volunteer capacity.

Mr. Pattison was appointed to the Order of Canada in April of 1987, and the Order of British Columbia on June 21, 1990. He is also the recipient of the Governor General's Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada.

Mr. Pattison is married. He and his wife have three children, and in his leisure time, Mr. Pattison enjoys playing the piano, organ and trumpet.


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Dave Roels Photography
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: dave@daveroels.com
Phone: 604-733-9222

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