Nicely-known Canadian tv character, Ben Mulroney, hosted the gala, held on the Liberty Grand in Toronto. Mulroney, who first got here to Canadians’ consideration because the younger son of former Prime Minster Brian Mulroney, was a co-host of CTV’s every day morning present, Your Morning, and CTV’s premier leisure present, Etalk. He’s now a preeminent MC who repeatedly hosts a wide range of philanthropic occasions.
Among the many awards highlights was Maili Wong, of Wellington-Altus Non-public Wealth, who received the Equiton Award for Canadian Advisor of the 12 months, whereas ETF Supplier of the 12 months went to Harvest ETFs, and CEO of the 12 months was awarded to Steve Hawkins, of Horizons ETFs. In a stirring speech, Catherine Metzger-Silver, of Edward Jones, received the Harvest ETFs Award for Feminine Trailblazer of the 12 months in recognition of the work she is doing to financially empower ladies.
Metzger-Silver informed WP: “Once I began, somebody within the business informed me I would not get wherever as a result of I used to be a Barbie. That was actually eye-opening and shocking.”
The distinguished Harbourfront Wealth Administration Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Monetary Planning Business was given to Thomas Caldwell, of Caldwell Securities, who joked that to be within the operating for this specific honour you must “not die and never retire”. He added: “The great thing about the ‘do not retire’ is that I’ve loved this enterprise a lot. I take pleasure in coming to work on daily basis – and that is the fantastic thing about our business.
“While you really feel you are serving to individuals and households, it is the X-factor past the cash. You are making a distinction on the planet and I am so grateful for that chance. So let me simply say, ‘do not retire’, and if you wish to retire, you are within the mistaken job! Discover one thing you want, that you simply love, that makes you come alive and keep in it so long as you’ll be able to. And that is coming from a person in his late 70s who nonetheless enjoys coming to work.”