Peter Armstrong named NPA campaign Chair
Posted: May 30, 2011
One of Vancouver's leading business and community leaders, Peter Armstrong, founder of the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer, has been named Chair of the NPA election campaign.
"It's terrific to have Peter chairing our NPA campaign," said Councillor Suzanne Anton, the NPA's candidate for Mayor. "Peter's tremendous business acumen, international tourism experience and commitment to Vancouver add real value and leadership to our growing campaign team."
Armstrong, a Vancouver resident for 45 years, is clear on his reasons for joining the NPA campaign.
"Like every great city, Vancouver is a work in progress and right now we need better leadership at city hall than we're getting," said Armstrong. "The NPA track record is second to none and Suzanne Anton and each of the other NPA candidates have what it takes to lead this city into the future. We live in a great city and this November, we have a chance to really put Vancouver first again, and that starts by electing Suzanne and the NPA team."
Armstrong is the Executive Chairman, founder and a principal of the Armstrong Group, owner and operator of the internationally acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer. In addition, he is Chair of the Vancouver Police Foundation, and serves on the boards of the Business Families Centre at UBC's Sauder School of Business, BCAA and Public Private Partnership Canada.
Peter Armstrong received an honourary Doctor of Technology from BCIT, an honourary Doctor of Technology from Thompson Rivers University, and is an Honourary Fellow of the Sauder School of Business. He is a recipient of the Canadian Venture Capital Association's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Tourism and Hospitality, and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian communities. Armstrong has also been inducted into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame, and in 2007 was named British Columbia's Tourism Leader of the Year by Tourism BC.