Celebrate Founders' Day

British Columbia Founders’ Day Celebration

April 6 - 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Front Street Pictures Boardroom, 1950 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1R2
Cost: CAD20

For 170 years, the UW has changed lives around the world. Be a part of this exciting Founders’ Day celebration. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation:

The Journey from Madison to Vancouver: Discovering and Deepening a Love of Film at Madison That Shaped a Career of Telling Stories on Film

Harvey Kahn ’74 — founder of Front Street Pictures

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Happy hour will follow the formal event.

In 2004, Harvey Kahn founded the Vancouver-based Front Street Pictures (FSP), one of the largest film and TV production services companies in western Canada. Since its inception, FSP has produced more than 200 movies and more than 120 episodes of television, including R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, which won three Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Series. Among Kahn’s indie film credits is the critically acclaimed We Don’t Live Here Anymore starring Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, and Laura Dern. Kahn was also on the management team that launched the Disney Channel in 1983. Prior to the entertainment industry, he was an investigative journalist in Washington, DC, focusing on abuses of power by the U.S. government. Born and raised in Milwaukee, he graduated from UW–Madison in 1974.

We are also pleased to honor Badger of the Year Award recipient Chi Yueng Loh MS’63. Badger of the Year honorees are selected based on leadership in their professions, service in their communities, and/or contributions to volunteer organizations.

Register by April 1.

If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact Richard Mateer ’74 at richard.mateer@gmail.com or 778-265-3983.

Organized by WAA: British Columbia Chapter.

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