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TWCBS 02. From Musician to Mayor: A Journey of Community Leadership with Mayor Mike Hurley

From a talented musician to a distinguished figure, he now leads Burnaby, making significant contributions to the community as a former firefighter and fundraiser.

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Join us in this episode of The West Coast Business Show as we sit down with Mayor Mike Hurley, a distinguished figure with a remarkable journey from Ireland to Canada. Born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, in 1958, Mayor Hurley arrived in Canada at the age of 25. Music and Gaelic football were significant aspects of his youth, leading him to become a talented musician and even represent his county at a high level.

Mayor Hurley settled in Vancouver initially and later moved to Burnaby in 1988. Throughout his career, he served in various positions in the Burnaby Fire Department, contributing significantly to the community. As President of the Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, he played a crucial role in raising $15 million for the construction of a facility accommodating families and burn unit outpatients for Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital.

This engaging interview delves into Mayor Hurley’s personal journey, touching on his experiences growing up in Northern Ireland during the challenging times of the troubles, his passion for music and Gaelic culture, and his contributions to the development of Burnaby.

Tune in for an inspiring conversation that sheds light on Mayor Mike Hurley’s fascinating life and the amazing growth and progress of the Burnaby community, with a focus on creating a more livable and sustainable city. Don’t miss this remarkable episode!

The West Coast Business Show
The West Coast Business Show is a new web series that takes a deep dive into the business, technology, and leadership of the west coast of British Columbia. Hosted by Jerrod Downey from Crownsmen Partners and William Donnellan, President of IRL Group and owner of Irish pubs across Vancouver, the show features interviews with industry leaders, technology leaders, and experts in business and community. Join Jerrod and William as they sit down over a beer at the pub to discuss the latest trends and insights, all while giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the people and businesses shaping the west coast. Don’t miss the unique blend of local pubs, development, and industry knowledge. Tune in to The West Coast Business Show!

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IRL Construction Ltd. was the first company they founded within only a few short years of moving to Canada. William had owned his own construction company in his early 20’s back in Ireland and utilized his trade as a carpenter to build the enterprise from the ground up. Likewise, the pubs that were soon to follow, were also built by William and his hard-working IRL team.
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Hosted by: Jerrod Downey and William Donnellan 
Crownsmen’s Executive Producer: Rory Bamford (Contact for Booking)
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