EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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What the Blue Jays were like 13 years ago when Peter Bavasi, the first President the Blue Jays, addressed this Club. Changes over the past 13 years. Fulfilling some early goals. Bringing some reason to recent conflicts between "greedy players and greedy owners." How sports is a business; and with the recent dollar figures, more business than sport. How that evolved, with examples. A brief history of the Blue Jays organization; significance to the recent lockout. Examples of players' charitable and community activities. Some remarks about the new facility, the Toronto Skydome.