DALE HODGSON

Former Chair & Co-Founder

Dale is a successful entrepreneur who, over the past 35 years, has developed practical hands-on experience in building successful businesses. He has owned and/or been involved in businesses related to technology, manufacturing, mining, oil field service, financial services, resort management and real estate development.

Currently, Dale is the CEO of Bellstar Hotels & Resorts and Thrive Projects Inc, and is the CEO/major shareholder of Kokanee Springs Golf Resort. Dale’s current board activity is as a Director of Accolade Capital, Director of Corpath Business Forums, and Director of Worldplay Communications.

Past experience includes President/Owner of Sundog Printing Ltd, Director/Shareholder of Diamond Sage Energy Services Ltd., Director/Shareholder of Grande Cache Coal Company Inc., President/Owner of Micro Imaging Inc., Founder/Owner of Tridon Paging (Winnipeg), Member/Director of the Young President’s Organization and Member/International Director of the World President’s Organization.

Dale grew up on a dairy farm west of Calgary and, along with his wife Merleen, they live on an acreage that was part of the family farm. They have two boys, Mark and Steve, who are both married and producing wonderful grandchildren