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Leonard Schein


Leonard is the founder of the Vancouver International Film Festival and Festival Cinemas which operated the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, the Park and Ridge Theatre. He is also a retired Registered Psychologist. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Coast Mental Health Foundation (Chair), the David Suzuki Foundation (Vice Chair), Ecojustice (Past Chair), Food Stash Foundation, Pembina Institute, and Story Money Impact Society.

He has served on many Boards including the Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, BC Film, BC CHILD Foundation, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Cambie Village Business Association, Karen Jameson Dance Company, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival Society, and British Columbia Psychological Association. He has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, British Columbia Community Achievement Award, British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame Star Walk, University of Regina Lifetime Achievement Award, Westside Business Person of the Year, and the Achievement Award for Contribution to the British Columbia Film Industry.