Chip Wilson, founder of Westbeach and LuluLemon Athletica, has directed efforts and resources to improving the lives of his employees and community, local and global, through his emphasis on healthy living and environmentally conscious business practice. Founder of Westbeach in 1979, Chip brought the surf, skate and snowboard culture to Canada. He sold Westbeach in 1997 and launched LuluLemon in 1999 for the purpose of providing components for people to live a longer, healthier life and have fun doing it. Chip co-founded the Centre for Integrated Healing for cancer care, now called InspireHealth, and annually hosts The Flip Flop Soiree to raise funds for the Centre. In addition, he made a founding donation of $100,000 for the new InspireHealth Legacy Foundation.