Trevor Linden: A remarkable guy.
We were incredibly pleased to have Trevor Linden as a featured speaker of our 2013 Annual End Of The Roll Convention. Personable, charismatic, and approachable, he made everyone he talked to feel welcome in his presence.
Trevor delivered an inspiring speech to our store owners, drawing comparisons between the world of professional sports and competitive business. He motivated us to work hard every day and reach for our goals, reminding us that, whether we are "playing the game" or not, there is always training to be done! Self-improvement and perseverance were main themes of his passionate and at times humourous auto-biographical story.
Trevor Linden is a retired Canadian hockey player who spent almost 20 years in the NHL. He was one of the youngest captains in the history of the league; at the age of only 21 years old, he was the captain of the Vancouver Canucks. His leadership ability served him well throughout his career, both on and off the ice. With an active participation in charities throughout his life, he eventually founded the Trevor Linden foundation to raise money to "encourage young people to discover their strengths and realize their potential."
At our Convention this year, Trevor was kind enough to provide three autographed jerseys which were auctioned off to our group of End Of The Roll store owners and preferred flooring supply partners. We raised over $10,000 that night, all of which was donated directly to the Trevor Linden Foundation.
A big thanks to Trevor as we know that many children will be impacted in a wonderful way!
Contributed by Stephanie Gilchrist on behalf of everyone at End Of The Roll.