Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

ACC to give Treliving honorary diploma

Jim Treliving from CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” will be presented with an honorary diploma in business administration at the Assiniboine Community College graduation ceremony in Brandon next week.

“We are thrilled to have Jim accept this honour,” said ACC president Mark Frison. “His hard work, passion and generosity are values that our graduates can aspire to.”

Born and raised in Virden, Treliving spent eight years with the RCMP before building a business empire that spans multiple industries across North America. Treliving and his business partner, George Melville, manage and invest in a collection of companies under T&M Group — including the prominent Boston Pizza — that together have annual sales of more than $1 billion.

“I’m very honoured to be joining the convocation at ACC and accepting a diploma in business administration,” said Treliving, who is chairman and owner of Boston Pizza International.

“I joined the RCMP straight from high school in Virden and never had the chance to pursue formal education in business. Over the years, I have seen the enormous value of post-secondary education among my employees, partners, family and friends,” he said.

“I’m pleased to join this year’s graduating class at ACC to recognize their academic achievements and to wish them all the very best as they move forward with their careers.”

Treliving reached celebrity status on the television show “Dragons’ Den,” where he offered business advice and potential investment to aspiring entrepreneurs.

He also co-hosts a reality television program called “The Big Decision,” in which he and fellow entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson travel across Canada visiting struggling businesses to help put them on the path to success.

A notable philanthropist, Treliving has raised and donated more than $18 million to Canadian charities since 1990 as a director on the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects.

He and his wife, Sandi, personally donated $1 million to the CAMH Foundation Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2012.

His book “Decisions: Making the Right Ones and Righting the Wrong Ones” made non-fiction bestseller lists across North America in 2012. All proceeds were donated to Canadian charities.

He has also served on a number of boards, including the David Foster Foundation, the Jays Care Foundation and was recently named chairman of the Hockey Canada Foundation.

ACC awards honorary diplomas to those who demonstrate excellence in their personal and professional accomplishments.

Past honorary diploma recipients in Brandon include Bob Mazer, Dennis Hunt, Carmel Olson and David Baxter.

The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the Keystone Centre.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 4, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Jim Treliving from CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” will be presented with an honorary diploma in business administration at the Assiniboine Community College graduation ceremony in Brandon next week.

“We are thrilled to have Jim accept this honour,” said ACC president Mark Frison. “His hard work, passion and generosity are values that our graduates can aspire to.”

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

Jim Treliving from CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” will be presented with an honorary diploma in business administration at the Assiniboine Community College graduation ceremony in Brandon next week.

“We are thrilled to have Jim accept this honour,” said ACC president Mark Frison. “His hard work, passion and generosity are values that our graduates can aspire to.”

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media