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January Membership Luncheon: Turn Customers into Community

Thursday, February 2, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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*Registration has been closed. If you would like to purchase tickets please contact Katelyn at 204-944-8484.*

There’s a seismic shift in potential when a business’s customers start thinking of themselves as a community, united around an organization that enables their potential. How can anyone from a start up to a legacy business make the leap?

John Stanton shares how his 1984 desire to pick up some quality running shoes from a knowledgeable salesperson grew into an international community – and how a renovated living room of an old house in Edmonton (hence the “Running Room”) has expanded to over 117 locations across Canada and the United States.


John Stanton is a member of the Order of Canada and author of ten books on running. He is recipient of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit and a Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta, the Canadian Medical Association Award for Excellence in Health Promotion. An inductee into the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame, Alberta Business Hall of Fame, Athletics Canada Hall of Fame, the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame and the Hon Col. of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4 PPCLI).  A recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and a board member of the Commonwealth Games Canada Foundation.

Stanton is regularly featured in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Global, CBC, CTV, BNN and media outlets across Canada. He has run over 60 marathons, hundreds of road races, and numerous triathlons, including the Hawaiian World Championship Ironman competition.

John Stanton is the Founder and CEO of the Running Room a family owned and operated Canadian company with over 110 stores and 1400 employees in Canada and the US.

2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB

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