Keynote Speeches - Quotes From the Guests
A very inspiring and touching talk by Mr. Furlong - A great ambassador for Canada.
Kerry Mitchell, Manager, Political/Economic and Public Affairs, Canadian Consulate General, Buffalo, New York
Expectations were high, but John hit this way beyond expectations. This is not a group of people who get often to their feet...and many were in tears. It was perfect!
Lisa Vogt, McCarthy Tetrault
I have had the pleasure over my 20 year career of hearing and hiring many great speakers, but John Furlong stands out as one of the best. His message was outstanding and his passion is absolutely incredible. He is truly an inspiring individual and I would put my personal guarantee on it that an audience would not be disappointed no matter what part of the world you are from.
Angie Pfeifer, C.M.M. Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Meetings, Travel & Incentives Investors Group Financial Services
John’s speech truly touched our group. His words were both moving and motivational. I believe history will show John to be one of our most inspirational leaders and the most passionate Canadians of our time.
David Bodnar, Terasen Gas, Director, Community, Aboriginal & Government Relations
Your presentation was just amazing...We are so lucky that you shared your exciting Olympic experience with us. You made us so proud and what a great leader you are.
François Morin, Bell Canada, Marchés Affaires
John Furlong inspired us all with his eloquent address and has reinforced the purpose and importance of our organisation. He has definitely raised the bar for our next event.
Francis LeBlanc, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.
Your thoughts on teamwork, trust, excellence, creativity and sustainability, discussed with examples from your experience, were extremely relevant and interesting... It's difficult to express just how proud we are of what you and your team accomplished."
Jamie Adam, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
You were an excellent choice for key note speaker.
Paul M. Tellier, P.C, C.C., Q.C., BCE, Corporate Director
The Games have elevated Canada on the world stage. Mark my words, some day historians will look back at Canada's growing strength in the 21st century and they will say that it all began right here, on the West Coast, with the best Winter Olympic Games the world has ever seen.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CBC.ca
Latest News
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that John Furlong, former chief executive officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), has been named executive chair of the club. Furlong assumes his new role with Whitecaps FC effective immediately.
CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attended the Red Mitten Weekend and made a surprise donation of his one and only Blue Jacket. The Blue Jacket was signed by John and will become a permanent part of the Vancouver 2010 Gallery at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.