Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Back in the ‘80s when the Vancouver Canucks were searching for wins in a tough Smythe Division, Victor de Bonis could be found parking cars at the Pacific Coliseum. After a detour through accounting firm KPMG, de Bonis joined the Canucks operation in 1994, and has since seen various teams and ownerships come and go. Yet through perseverance, relationships and a dedication to winning, over the past two decades, de Bonis has helped turned the franchise into one of the National Hockey League’s most successful franchises. We heard how he got his start, and learn about the challenges he faced and opportunities he seized along the way. Wesbrook Talks is presented by Wesbrook Village and alumni UBC. It is designed to provide intimate opportunities to listen to and engage with prominent alumni in the community.

Speaker Bio
Victor de Bonis is the Chief Operating Officer for Canucks Sports and Entertainment (CSE), and an Alternate Governor for the NHL. Working in partnership with President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden, Victor has primary responsibility over all facets of business operations and directs the Senior Leadership Team.


Relevant Books and Articles at UBC Library

Chapman, P., Wake, B., & Canadian Publishers Collection – non-CRKN. (2011). A thrilling ride: The Vancouver Canucks’ 40th anniversary season. Vancouver: Greystone Books. [Link]

Kerr, G. (2011). A season to remember: The Vancouver Canucks’ incredible 40th year. Madeira Park, B.C: Harbour Pub. [Link]

Cruickshank, D. (2012). Vancouver Canucks. Calgary, AB: Weigl Educational Publishers. [Link]

Munro, C. E. S. (2006). Sports fan culture & brand community: An ethnographic case study of the Vancouver Canucks booster club. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia. [Link]

Rossiter, S. (1994). Vancouver Canucks: the silver edition. Vancouver: Opus Productions Inc. [Link]

Boyd, D. (1973). The Vancouver Canucks story. New York; Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. [Link]

Jewison, N. (1990). The Vancouver Canuck: The first twenty years. Winlaw, B.C: Polestar Press. [Link]

Gallagher, T., & Gasher, M. (1982). Towels, triumph and tears: The Vancouver Canucks and their amazing drive to the 1982 Stanley Cup final. Madeira Park, B.C: Harbour Publishing. [Link]

The Vancouver Canucks’ family cook book. (1980). Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Canucks. [Link]

Douglas, G., & Kerr, G. (2010). Canucks at forty: Our game, our stories, our passion. Mississauga, Ontario: John Wiley & Sons Canada. [Link]


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