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Mr. Ron Bremner

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Phone: (905) ***-****  HQ Phone
Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd
10 Fairfield Drive
King City , Ontario L7B 1L8


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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Hillfield-Strathallan College
  • history and English
    University of Guelph
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About Ron Bremner and Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd., 1 Aug 2014 [cached]
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Ron Bremner
Ron started Gold Medal Consulting Group in 2002, specializing in leadership training and executive mentoring and coaching---helping corporate teams and individuals 'be the best they can be'.
Ron Bremner
Ron Bremner, President and Owner, Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd.
Ron Bremner was born in Hamilton, Ontario where he attended Hillfield-Strathallan College. He graduated from the University of Guelph where he majored in history and English and quarterbacked the varsity football team.
After a short stint in the life insurance business, Ron found his calling in broadcast sales. Starting at Standard Broadcast Sales in Toronto, Ron represented some of the top radio stations in the country, including CFRB Toronto, CJAD Montreal and CKNW Vancouver.
In 1974 Ron was recruited to move to Vancouver and joined the top rated CKNW/CFMI retail sales team, selling retail advertising for 5 years before being promoted to Sales Manager, then Vice-President/General Manager and finally President/General Manager. In all, Ron spent 16 years at CKNW/CFMI radio stations and for 5 consecutive years from 1985-1990 Ron's team led the stations to record profits each year.
In 1990 head office asked Ron to take the reins of BCTV, the flagship of Western International Communications (now owned by Global). While Ron was President/CEO of BCTV between 1990 and 1996 the station earned record profits each year and led the way in many innovations including Canada's first simultaneous news translation into Cantonese as well as Canada's first extended Saturday morning television newscasts.
In 1996 Ron was recruited and accepted the challenging role of President/CEO of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and the Saddledome facility. Season tickets and the Canadian dollar were both at an all-time low and the hockey teams' on ice fortunes were just as challenged.
Under Ron's leadership, both the business and hockey aspects of the organization were completely rebuilt. Ron remained with the club for 5 years through 2001, consolidating the business side of the operation, adding the Hitmen junior team to the mix, dramatically increasing season ticket sales, while creating new and exciting sponsorship and promotions opportunities. Ron's innovative approach to sports marketing was the subject of feature articles in many magazines including Canadian Business.
After leaving the Flames, Ron and his wife Gail embarked on a 2 year sabbatical spending extended periods of time in France, Italy and New Zealand. Additionally, Ron returned to University at Laval in Quebec City to take French immersion.
In 2002, Ron returned to his eastern roots with his wife Gail and formed the Gold Medal Consulting Group in King City, just north of Toronto. Gold Medal Consulting focuses on leadership training, management consulting and motivational speaking.
In late 2004, Ron completed an extended consulting project in Manhattan as Chairman/CEO of Professional Sports Publications (PSP), New York, New York on behalf of Larry Tanenbaum's Kilmer Van Nostrand.
Subsequent to the PSP project, Ron has done two additional projects for Larry Tanenbaums' group, serving as Vice-Chairman of Insight Sports in the Digital Broadcasting field and as Chairman/CEO of Unisync (one of Canada's premier companies in the corporate apparel business).
Ron also believes that just as each employee can help make a profit, similarly each employee can help make a difference; a difference in their company, a difference in their community and a difference in the lives of their fellow employee.
Ron was Chairman of the Canadian Television Board for 2 consecutive terms and was elected into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2000. Additionally he was named BC's Broadcaster of the Year in 1996 and that same year he was awarded Variety Club's highest distinction, the Golden Heart Award for Community Service. Ron was a recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Award for Community Service in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of the St. Michael's Hospital President's Advisory Council (Toronto).
Ron is currently Coaching/Mentoring a number of high-profile Canadian Executives in different areas of the country, working with each to try and help them focus on various areas of personal growth and development in an effort to get them to the next level and beyond. Ron has been profiled in a number of newspaper and magazine articles over the years as well as having been featured in a major article in Canadian Business Magazine. He has been a frequent guest on the CTV show 'Off The Record' with Michael Landsberg as well as being a regular contributor to Broadcast Dialogue Magazine. He is also working on a book entitled, 'LIfe and Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of Oz'.
Ron and his wife Gail and English Doodle dog 'Beanz' reside in King City, Ontario. He has one son, Mark, who lives in Vancouver.
"Ron's style is inclusive and his humour infectious.
Governance - Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, 18 Feb 2012 [cached]
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Ronald Bremner
Ron Bremner is President of the Gold Medal Consulting Group. Mr. Bremner spent 22 years in radio and television in Vancouver, highlighted by his term as President of CKNW/CFMI radio stations and President/CEO of BCTV. In 1996, he became President/CEO of the Calgary Flames, then served as Chairman/CEO of Professional Sports Publications. Today, Mr. Bremner coaches senior executives across the country, delivers keynote speeches and works with companies in the areas of leadership, communication, strategic planning and team-building. Throughout his career, he has chaired a number of high-profile organizations across the country. He is a member of the Canadian Association Broadcaster's Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal for Community Service. He currently serves on the Board of the Ontario March of Dimes, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Women in Communications.
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TeamWork Online - Ron Bremner - TeamWork Online, 9 Dec 2013 [cached]
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Ron Bremner Executive Spotlight - February 8, 2001
Ron Bremner
President, Calgary Flames & Canadian Airlines Saddledome
"Hey, did you hear the one about the animals playing football? You see, all the animals were having a football game at Ann Arbor Stadium," Ron started, "and 100,000 people were watching the Zoo Animals playing the Domestic Animals & Insects.
pleads Ron, "so he goes over to the Centipede and says, "Where in the heck were you in the first half?!' And the Centipede looks up and says, "Putting on my cleats.'"
Those of us around Ron insist he should have had a career in stand-up comedy but he chose radio sales. He is constantly upbeat, quick witted, and loves to tell jokes.
But, those of us who enjoy a good laugh can sometimes cry. I received a fax one day from one of Ron's friends telling me he got word that one of Ron's sons had been in a terrible car accident and Ron was in Hamilton, Ontario at his parents. I called Ron immediately.
"Oh, it's so bad," he started to say on the phone.
"I kissed him (his son, Scott) goodbye," Ron recounted.
The outpouring of love and support for Ron and his family was evident in cards and letters and by the huge numbers of people who attended Scott's funeral. The theme music from "Titanic" was the backdrop to a very touching time. The words to that song, I'm sure, forever remind him, remind me and remind all of us that our hearts will go on.
- Buffy Filippell
"Ron is a wonderful, decent, thoughtful and incredibly energetic person.
Ron is president of an NHL team and arena. He reports to a Board of Directors and manages a staff overseeing business operations and player operations. He also purchased a major junior hockey team, the Calgary Hitmen, which has experienced some of the largest attendance figures in Canadian junior hockey history, having played to crowds of more than 15,000.
About the BusinessCast Entrepreneurs Podcast | BusinessCast Podcast, 9 Dec 2010 [cached]
Ron Bremner - Former President/CEO of the NHL's Calgary Flames
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