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Arthur Griffiths is a Canadian businessperson, philanthropist, and candidate for political office. He is former owner of the Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place, and chaired the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Bid Society which helped to bring the 2010 Winter Olympics to the region.

Hockey Family Edit

Griffiths is the son of Emily and Frank Griffiths.

The Griffiths' family, including Arthur, were inducted into the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995 under the builder category. The induction noted "In addition to his duties as owner of the team, Arthur Griffiths was also actively involved at the league level as a member of the NHL's Marketing / Public Relations Committee."[1][dead link]

On running the Canucks, Griffiths' is quoted, "It was a wonderful life experience that many people would give their right arm for and I'm blessed that I had it."[2]

GM PlaceEdit

It was Griffiths who led the initiative to build GM Place. The original arena of the Canucks, the Pacific Coliseum, was owned by the Pacific National Exhibition. The old coliseum became unsuitable for the growing team, and as result Griffiths financed the building of GM Place in 1995. He is also responsible for the formation of the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Arthur Griffiths. British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame (1916-12-17). Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  2. Vancouver, The (2006-11-10). Canucks still Griffiths' team. Canada.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  3. "Press Release: SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers", Infotec Business Systems, February 9, 2005. Retrieved on 8 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Griffiths
Owner of Vancouver Canucks
19881997
Succeeded by
John McCaw, Jr.

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