Art Gallery of Alberta

Brett Wilson

The AGA Presents: W. Brett Wilson

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
$15 / $8 AGA Members
Free for Ultra and Curator’s Circle Members and Artist Patrons
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Your AGA is pleased to present a special talk by W. Brett Wilson, well-known Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and ‘Dragon Emeritus’ from the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den. Wilson will be speaking, for the first time ever, on the subject of his two very unique prairie influenced collections.

W. Brett Wilson is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and still the all-time leading deal maker on CBC’s hit TV show, Dragons’ Den. Hailing from North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he has a regular column on entrepreneurship in the National Post and is the author of the Canadian bestseller Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes. He invests in the energy, agriculture, real estate, sports and entertainment industries through his primary holding company, Prairie Merchant Corporation. He has degrees in engineering and business and is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Often described as a “capitalist with a heart”, Wilson sees corporate social responsibility not as an obligation but as an opportunity and believes that strategic philanthropy can create major social and economic benefits.