Leonard Schein is an outstanding supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society both provincially and nationally. He has recently completed a term as Board Chair of the BC & Yukon division where he played a pivotal role in securing significant endowments and donations. He also strengthened the Society partnerships with other cancer organizations. Leonard is also recognized today for his important contributions to the field of arts and culture, having opened his first neighbourhood cinema, The Ridge, in Vancouver in 1977. He launched the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1982 and continues his connection to film today as President of Festival Cinemas. Leonard has contributed to the cultural fabric and quality of life in Vancouver for over thirty years.