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.
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Peter C. Newman

Peter Charles Newman, journalist, author, newspaper and magazine editor, born in Vienna, Austria, May 10,1929. He came to Canada as a refugee in 1940 and enrolled in 1944 as a "war guest" boarder at Upper Canada College. Here he met several members of the Canadian establishment whose lives he would later chronicle.

Career: 1951-1953 Assistant Editor, The Financial Post; 1955-1964 Ottawa Editor, Maclean’s Magazine; 1964-1969 Ottawa Editor, Toronto Daily Star Syndicated columnist carried by 29 papers with circulation of two million. 1969-1971 Editor-in-Chief, Toronto Daily Star; 1971-1982 Editor-in-Chief Maclean’s Magazine; 1972-1983 Director, Maclean Hunter Publishing Inc.; 1981-1987 Weekly interview show, Global Television Network;1982- Senior Contributing Editor, Maclean’s Magazine.

Educational Activities: 1974 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brock University; 1975 Honorary Doctor of Letters, York University; 1983 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Wilfrid Laurier University;1986 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Queen’s University; 1986 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Royal Military College; 1972-1974 Member, Board of Governors, University of Toronto; 1969-1971 Visiting Professor, Political Science, McMaster University; 1979-1980 Visiting Professor, Political Science, York University; 1985-1987 Adjunct Professor, Sask. Indian Federated College, Regina; 1986-1990 Professor, Creative Writing, University of Victoria; 1998- Visiting Professor, Sing Tao Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia.

Awards: 1966 National Newspaper Award for Feature Writing; 1967 CBC’s Wilderness Award for Best Television Documentary of the Year; 1971 Michener Award for Journalism. CBC TV Sales. The Tenth Decade; 1974 President’s Medal, University of Western Ontario, for best Magazine article; 1977 Quill Award, Journalist of the Year; 1978 Officer in the Order of Canada; 1981 Best Television Program of the Year, ACTRA Award; 1983 Knight-Commander in the Order of St. Lazarus; 1986 National Business Writing Achievement Award; 1987 Book of the Year, Canadian Authors Association; 1990 Companion in the Order of Canada; 1992 Elected to The Canadian News Hall of Fame; 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award, The Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Community Involvement: 1984 Governor, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake; 1985 Director, Canadian Council for Native Business; 1985 Director, Canadian Council for Economic Education; 1989 St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.; 1992 Director, Vancouver Airport Authority; 1998 Director, Lion’s Gate Entertainment Inc.

Writings: 1959 Flame of Power: Intimate profiles of Canada’s greatest businessmen. Reprinted five times. 1963 Renegade in Power: The Diefenbaker Years, Canada’s breakthrough political bestseller. 1968 The Distemper of Our Times: Book-Of-The- Month selection; published in the US by Alfred Knopf. Reprinted four times; 1973 Home Country: People, places and power politics. Literary Guild selection; 1975 The Canadian Establishment: Volume 1; Bestselling book ever published in Canada; 1978 The Bronfman Dynasty: The Rothschilds of the New World, Book-Of-The- Mouth Club; Fortune Book Club; 1981 The Acquisitors – The Canadian Establishment – Volume 2: Book-Of-The-Month Club selection; 1982 The Establishment Man: An intimate profile of Conrad Black. Literary Guild Feature selection;1983 True North – Not Strong and Free: A Guide to the Peaceable Kingdom in the Nuclear Age; 1983 Debrett’s Illustrated Guide to the Canadian Establishment: Illustrated British Edition; 1985 Company of Adventurers: A highly authorized history of the Hudson’s Bay Company; Book-Of.The-Month Club selection: published across the English speaking world; 1987 Caesars of the Wilderness: Volume II of the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Number one best seller for 10 weeks; 1988 Sometimes a Great Nation: Will Canada Belong To the 21st Century? Book-Of-The-Month Club; 1989 Empire of the Bay: Illustrated History of the Hudson’s Bay Company; 1991 Merchant Princes: Volume III of the Hudson’s Bay history. Number one bestseller for 10 weeks; 1991 Canada 1892: Portrait Of A Promised Land. Presentation book for Canada’s 125th Anniversary; 1995 The Canadian Revolution: From Deference To Defiance. Number one national best-seller for eight weeks; 1996 Defining Moments: Dispatches from an Unfinished Revolution; 1998 Titans: Volume 3, The Canadian Establishment. Book sales to date are in excess of 2 million copies.

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