Our Mentors

Tanner -Glass -BCN-thumbPillars of the Network

Boys Club Network sponsors represent a vast range of successful Canadian men - from entrepreneurs to professionals, sport figures to politicians, tradesmen to artists and educators. Mentors range in age from 18 to 80, and in income level, from break-even to billionaire.  See list below.

Danny -Virtue -BCN-thumbBut these men have one thing in common. They are all good men. Good men who have on at least one occasion - and most often in spite of appearances or common knowledge - overcome considerable adversity, challenge or disappointment - to become stronger, more successful, more grateful, and more generous.

Dale -Mac Kay -BCN-thumbAnd these men, behind closed doors and in the guaranteed anonymity of the Boys Club Network sanctum, share their stories and their insight with Boys Club members. They share not only their wisdom and stories of personal struggle, development and success, but also and perhaps most important, they share their definition of what defines and how to become a 'good man'. Mentorships range from a single two-hour visit, to annual return visits, to mentor-initiated sponsored work placements, to field trips, to scholarships. It all works, and it all matters.

Bruce Langereis 200x200This mentorship is a fundamental pillar of the Boys Club Network philosophy of Hope, Opportunity, Positive Mentors, and Education. Mentorship helps establish the sense of connectedness with the Network, each other, and the greater community, that boys need to develop empathy, gain confidence, and ultimately fulfill their human potential.

The Boys Club Network is eternally grateful to each and every one of our mentors for their commitment, and for generously sharing their time and wisdom. In alphabetical order:

  • Francesco Aquilini - Chairman/Owner Vancouver Canucks; Aquilini Investment Group
  • Paolo Aquilini, - Owner Vancouver Canucks; Aquilini Investment Group
  • Frank Aquino - Templeton Secondary Liaison Vancouver Police Dept
  • Sal Audia - President GNK Insurance Services
  • Sandy Avelar - BCN Director; Constable, Vancouver Police Dept Gang Crime Unit
  • Brad Baker - District Principal NVSD44, Aboriginal Education
  • Cameron Bancroft - Film and Television Actor, Educator
  • Mark Banecevic - Owner Cara Electric
  • Robert Bartley - Executive Chef Canucks Sports & Entertainment
  • Gino Bondi - Director of Instruction Vancouver School Board
  • Daniel Boulud - Chef/Owner Dinex Restaurant Group
  • Dr. Jim Bovard - Sports Medicine; Whitecaps FC Team Physician, Canadian Snowboard Team
  • Josh Bovard - Medical Student
  • Pavel Bure - NHL Vancouver Canuck 1991-1998
  • Peter Campbell - Detective/Constable, Vancouver Police Dept Gang Crime Unit
  • Chantel Chapman - Youth Financial Literacy Instructor
  • Jim Chu - former Chief Constable Vancouver Police Department
  • Tom Cooper - Pastor, President & Founder of (Vancouver) City in Focus
  • Victor de Bonis - COO Vancouver Canucks
  • Gregory Delbigio, Q.C. Barrister & Solicitor
  • Willie Desjardins - NHL Vancouver Canucks Head Coach
  • Tyler Dodds - Detective/Constable, Vancouver Police Dept Gang Crime Unit
  • Ty Doolittle - Detective/Constable, Vancouver Police Dept Gang Crime Unit
  • Dennis Drummond - Entrepreneur, Developer
  • Pat Delesalle - Entrepreneur, co-owner Burnaby Express Junior A Hockey
  • Mike Dopud - Film and Television Actor
  • Jim Fairplay - Associate Coach NHL Phoenix Coyotes
  • Gaetano Fasciano (deceased) - International Fashion Photographer
  • Ciaran Feenan - Delta Police Sarjeant
  • Rob Feenan - District School Laison Officer, VPD
  • Rob Feenie - Executive Chef, Cactus Club Restaurants
  • Michael Fera - Stage Play Director
  • Danny Ferraro - Co-owner Ferraro Foods Group
  • Jonathan Field - the 'Horse Whisperer'
  • Joe Garcia - Study Skills, Notre Dame
  • Steve Garland - Dean of Instructional Growth & Faculty, Collingwood School
  • Richard Genovese - Venture Capitalist, President Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
  • Dino Geremia - Game Ready Fitness/Life Ready
  • Frank Giustra - CEO Fiore Financial Corp; Clinton-Guistra Sustainable Growth Initiative
  • Tanner Glass - NHL New York Rangers;  former Vancouver Canuck
  • Peter Grasso - Playwright, Dramatist, Actor
  • Dan Hamhuis - NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • Chris Higgins - NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • Dolores Holmes, Honourable - Former Provincial Court Judge
  • Barclay Hope - Film and Television Actor
  • Matt Hughes - UFC Hall of Fame 2010, Top Welterweight and nine title fights
  • Tommy Humpheys - Founder CEO.ca
  • Richard Jaffray - CEO Cactus Club Cafe
  • Amir Javid - Real World Truth Project
  • Tewanee Joseph - CEO Four Host Nations Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Consultant
  • Evander Kane - NHL Buffalo Sabres
  • Marc Keith - CATS (Constructive Alternatives to Teen Suspension)
  • Jeffrey Wolfgang Klassen - Film and Television Actor
  • Mike Kopsa - Film and Television Actor
  • Rick Langer - BCN Director; VP & Senior Investment Advisor Canaccord
  • Bruce Langereis - President Delta Land Development Ltd
  • Ernie Larochelle - Hereditary Chief of the Dene First Nation
  • Peter Leitch - President North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios
  • Bobby Lenarduzzi - President MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Trevor Linden - President Hockey Operations Vancouver Canucks
  • Will Loftus - Two-time CFL Grey Cup Champion
  • Alexander Ludwig - Actor (Hunger Games [Cato], Vikings, The Seeker)
  • Randy Lum - Owner General Public
  • Patrick Ma - Retinal Surgeon
  • John Mackay - President Strand Corporation; Mackay Family Foundation
  • Chris Mackay - Strand Corporation; Mackay Family Foundation
  • Dale MacKay - BCN Director; Top Chef Canada, Owner of Ayden Kitchen & Bar
  • Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini - WBA World Champion Boxer (1982-1984)
  • John McCall MacBain - Phillanthropist; founder McCall MacBain Foundation
  • Kirk McLean - former NHL Vancouver Canuck; Team Ambassador
  • Jeff McCord - Managing Director Vertex One Asset Management
  • Ian McIntosh - Founder Kirmac Collision & Auto Glass
  • Dr. Steve Mathias - Psychiatrist & Medical Manager Inner City Youth Program
  • Pamela Joy Mitchell - Director, The Wolrige Foundation
  • Mark Miller - Filmmaker, Co-founder Great Pacific Media, a Thunderbird Company
  • Wayne Moriarty - Editor-in-Chief, The Province
  • Jonathan Mubanda - Youth Worker, Actor; BCN Summer Camp Leader
  • Gino Muoio - Belair Realty Group
  • Christian Mustapich - UBC Kinesiology Student, Trainer UBC Thunderbirds Hockey
  • Shawn Myers - Teacher Windsor Secondary School
  • Dzinh Nguyen - Peer Mentor & BCN Chapter Co-Leader; Former BCN member
  • Laird O'Connor - Owner Broadway Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Co
  • Gino Odjick - NHL Vancouver Canuck 1991-1998
  • Michael Olajide Jr - Former Middleweight Champion Boxer; Author Sleekify!
  • Kevin O'Leary - CBC Dragon's Den; Shark Tank; Lang & O'Leary X; Entrepreneur
  • Wallace Oppal, Q.C. - Former Attorney General of British Columbia; Chancellor
  • Brian Paes-Braga - Founder and CEO Lithium X
  • Andrew Pawlikowski - Teacher & Coach, St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary
  • Geoffrey Peretz - CEO Schaffer Residences Inc, Past Commodore RVYC
  • Kim and Roy Radons - Developers; Cattle farmers
  • Michael Karl Richards - Actor (Stargate, Farewell Atlantis, Smallville)
  • Morgan Rielly - NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, Defenceman #44
  • Mike Roberts - former Superintendent of Schools for Kelowna
  • Gregor Robertson - Vancouver City Mayor, Co-founder Happy Planet
  • Harjit Sajjan - Minister of National Defense, Canada
  • Gregg Sedun - Global Vision Capital Corp
  • Michael Sikich - President The Agency Real Estate Marketing
  • Danny Sitnam - President & CEO Helijet International
  • Manny Sobral - Olympic Boxer (1988) & IBO World Champion; North Bby Boxing
  • David St. Pierre, Honourable - Provincial Court Judge
  • Neil Stevenson-Moore - Princeton University hockey alumni
  • Trent Sulz - Loft Country Children's Horse Ranch and Ministry
  • Jamie Taras - Former BC Lion; Director of Community Relations BC Lions
  • Ian Telfer - CEO Goldcorp Inc
  • Peter Toigo - VP Operations, Vancouver Giants Hockey; White Spot Restaurants
  • Kevin Torvik - Sr Advisor to Minister of National Defense, Canada
  • Jerry Trimble - Actor & Stuntman
  • Anthony Vecchio, Q.C. - Founding Partner Slater Vecchio LLP
  • Don Vicic - Retired Investment Banker, former BC Lions football player
  • Danny Virtue - Film producer/Stuntman, Founder of the Virtue Foundation
  • Nick Volkow - Burnaby City Councillor
  • Scott Walker - The Walker Group
  • Danny Wattley - Film & Television Actor
  • Zack Wolfman - Improv Actor
  • Faye Wightman - Former President & CEO Vancouver Foundation
  • Matt Wood - Founding Partner, Vertex One Asset Management
  • Don Wright - Former President British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Tim Young - Mineral Claims Analyst
  • Tony Zanatta - Inspector, Vancouver Police Dept
  • Loris Zuccato - Inspector, Critical Incident Commander, Vancouver Police Dept