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Ben Weider, O.C., C.Q., Ph.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Ben Weider, O.C., C.Q., Ph.D. O.C. Montreal
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 5, 2006 May 4, 2007
A popular sports personality in Canada and abroad, Ben Weider has achieved excellence as a businessman and philanthropist. He is a leading international manufacturer and marketer of home fitness equipment, renowned for his generous support of various youth organizations. He has donated complete training gyms to sports research and training institutions in numerous countries. Moreover, in 1994, he launched the Ben Weider Children's Foundation, which buys new teaching materials and helps students with tuition fees. His ongoing involvement in charity work and his efforts in educating people about the positive benefits of physical fitness have earned him honours worldwide.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Member of the Order of Canada June 25, 1975 October 15, 1975
An internationally known athlete who is dedicated to the development of fitness programmes at home and abroad.
Deceased on October 17, 2008.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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