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The Ultimate Gift | Bruce Templeton | TEDxStJohns

Michael Rielly
By Michael Rielly, 10/05/2015
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Lessons from the man in the red suit. Bruce shares his wisdom gained from working with Saint Nicholas for over 1500 visits with children. He takes us through four very memorable visits and the lifelong lessons they taught him.

Bruce Templeton believes that you get one chance to make a memory for a child. His volunteer life has been thrilling youth at Scout Jamborees (Provincial Commissioner, Scouts Canada) , hearing children laugh on new playground equipment in Bowring Park (Founding Chair of the Bowring Park Foundation) or seeing how United Way has made such a difference in our community and province. (Bruce was the founding Campaign Chair of United Way.)

In 2015, Bruce officially received the Order of St. Nick in Albany, NY. Over the past 37 years he has assisted Santa and they have had over 1500 visits together. He is a former Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. Bruce and his son Jim own and operate a financial planning office.

Bruce is an active member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, married for 46 years to Paula, and together they have three children and five grandchildren.

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