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24/7 Executives

They are as serious at play as they are in the conference room. They have risen to the top of the game through business savvy and hard work, but their leisure time pursuits – be it climbing peaks, pounding asphalt, trading punches or racing cars – play an equally important role in their life. See how these 24/7 executives find the perfect balance on the road to success.

Byron Osing

The Calgary tech entrepreneur raises and shows purebred dogs in his spare time, continuing an appreciation he developed growing up on an Alberta farm

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David Goodman

The shy Bay Street executive goes outside his comfort zone by doing stand-up comedy. Jokes are also at the core of a charity event his company Dundee sponsors

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GERRY BARAD

This music promoter plays golf all over the world, belongs to several clubs and counts Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Rush’s Alex Lifeson among this occasional playing partners

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DAHNA GOLDSTEIN

This philanthropy executive realized a childhood dream when she started playing hockey as a thirtysomething to bring some fitness and fun to her busy life. Just don’t tell her mother

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Kevin Clarke

This busy natural resources executive finds an escape in sport shooting: It ‘removes all those other thoughts that clutter up your mind.

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Adam Sherman

The telecom executive puts his love for nature to community use as a volunteer for a search-and-rescue organization that goes off the beaten path to find missing people.

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Catherine Connors

Demeter Media executive finds that circus stunts and rock climbing are better stress relievers than bourbon.

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Dino Demopoulos

As a DJ, this executive knows how to control a crowd and define culture with music. It’s not much different than his day job in advertising.

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Joey Adler

Through her OneXOne Foundation and other philanthropy, this former fashion executive sets out to improve lives, one at a time.

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Greg Bobolo

This CEO is constantly on the run, whether stampeding with bulls in Pamplona, scaling mountainous terrain or flying around the world to find new clients for media content supplier SendtoNews.

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Wes Gould

The chief operating officer and partner at Redspace, Canada’s largest independent digital studio, heads to the open roads (or the open waves) when he wants to unwind.

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Eric Boyko

The high-energy CEO of Stingray Digital has a lot to be excited about at work lately. But he gets his thrills outside the office, too. The adventure seeker loves to heli-ski, kayak, climb mountains and trek unknown terrain, even if it leads to trouble.

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Richard Jaffray

Surfing cleanses this restaurant entrepreneur’s mental palate. ‘It requires me to be very concentrated and focused on surfing itself, and it clears my head of anything superfluous to that.’

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Jeff Golfman

The eco-friendly Prairie Paper president’s daily regimen of yoga, running and raw food fuel his high-octane pursuit to change the world one sheet at a time.

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Piers Handling

‘The mountains push you to go past what you thought was possible,’ says the passionate climber, whose other uphill task – successfully completed – has been the three decades of turning TIFF into an A-list film festival.

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Samer Bishay

This entrepreneur finds parallels between running his telecommunications business and flying planes.

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Alison Simpson

The busy senior vice-president at Holt Renfrew is racing to complete her 50th marathon before 2015 is out.

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Gerald Hartwig

The hard-driven founder and CEO of West Coast-based property company Hartwig Industries has no fear of getting shaken up in his numerous athletic pursuits. “I don’t like the pack mentality,” he says.

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Tricia Anderson

The president and CEO of the Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association likes to travel the world looking for two-wheeled nirvana on her bike. She also sings in a choir – but at work, don’t ask her to preach to it.

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Mike Corrigan

The former junior hockey player moved to the business world and rose to become B.C. Ferries president and CEO. The company’s chief stickhandler still plays hard on the ice, and has learned valuable life lessons from the sport.

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