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The making of a philanthropist

March 07th, 2023

What makes a soldier? What makes a business mind? What makes a philanthropist? Terry Salman (at right) tells all in his memoir What We Give: From Marine to Philanthropist (Page Two $34.95). Mr. Salman, a prominent figure in Canadian mining finance and public service, reflects on his life and offers inspiration and mentorship for others seeking to build their own legacies.

He will be discussing his book at the Whistler Public Library in a dialogue with Library Program Coordinator Jeanette Bruce. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and readings from the book. Copies of What We Give will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Armchair Books.


What We Give: In Conversation with Terry Salman
Thursday, March 9, 2023
7pm – 8:30pm
Fireplace Lounge, Whistler Public Library, Main Street

Registration is encouraged – email publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up for this event.


Terry Salman, CM, was born in Montreal, served as a sergeant with the US Marines during the Vietnam War, and returned to Canada where he developed a reputation in mining finance. He worked with Nesbitt Thomson before leaving to form financial advisory firm Salman Partners, where he served as president, CEO and co-director of research. Today, Mr. Salman is president and CEO of Salman Capital, Chair Emeritus of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation, and Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Singapore. He holds a BA from Chaminade University, an MBA from the University of Hartford, and an honorary doctorate from the B.C. Institute of Technology. Mr. Salman received the Order of Canada in 2020 and the Public Service Star from the Office of the President of Singapore in 2021. The father of two grown daughters, Terry Salman lives in West Vancouver and Whistler with his wife, Chris.

Terry Salman made a generous donation for VPL’s BiblioBike, an electric cargo tricycle that allows library services to be extended beyond its walls in order to connect with people who aren’t yet library users. Staff using the bike offer new card sign-ups, a collection of books that can be borrowed, program information, internet access and reference help.

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