Video: A tribute to billionaire Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini

 

 
 
 
 
Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets.
 
 

Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets.

Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG, PNG

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Billionaire Francesco Aquilini is part of a network dedicated to helping at-risk youth, The Boys Club Network, in his old East Vancouver neighbourhood. This Vancouver Sun exclusive video is directed by Jaman Lloyd and produced by Carrie Wheeler.

 
 
 
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Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets.
 

Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets.

Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG, PNG

 
Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets.
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, right, with lifelong friend Jim Crescenzo outside the Pacific Coliseum. As youths, the pair spent a great deal of time at the arena. Now Aquilini mentors young men from his old neighbourhood.
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini at Hastings Park. He and his brothers grew up just a few blocks from the park.
Canucks players pose with owner. L-R Andrew Alberts, Francesco Aquilini, mom Elisa Aquilini, Christopher Tanev, Maxim Lapierre and Zack Kassian at a gala held at the Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver April 05 2013
Francesco Aquilini (centre), with his brothers Paolo (left) and Roberto after the Canucks 3-2 overtime win over San Jose in game five of the 2011 Western Conference Finals.
Francesco Aquilini with girlfriend Martine Argent at a gala held at the Hotel Vancouver where Francesco was receiving the Lion's Club medal of Merit, Vancouver April 05 2013.
Francesco Aquilini with girlfriend Martine Argent at a gala held at the Hotel Vancouver where Francesco was receiving the Lion's Club medal of Merit, Vancouver April 05 2013.
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini (left) and Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis discuss matters in the stands at Rogers Arena.
Francesco Aquilini with life-long friend Jim Crescenzo (right) at Hastings Park. The pair grew up within a few blocks of the Pacific Coliseum and spent a great deal of time at the arena.
Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at the Cactus Club.
Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at the Cactus Club.
Francesco Aquilini’s high school year book, from Templeton secondary school, 1978.
Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford Streets in Vancouver.
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini at Hastings Park. He and his brothers grew up just a few blocks from the park.
Francesco Aquilini ( R) with dad Luigi ( L ), and mom Elisa ( C ) at a gala held at the Hotel Vancouver where Francesco was receiving the Lion's Club medal of Merit, Vancouver April 05 2013.
Francesco Aquilini with girlfriend Martine Argent at a gala held at the Hotel Vancouver where Francesco was receiving the Lion's Club medal of Merit, Vancouver April 05 2013.
Francesco Aquilini, age 12, went on to attend Templeton secondary, where he was a member of the football team and dreamed of one day playing in the NFL.
Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at the Cactus Club.
Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford Streets in Vancouver.
Francesco Aquilini with life-long friend Jim Crescenzo (left) outside the Pacific Coliseum. The pair grew up within a few blocks of the Coliseum and spent a great deal of time at the arena.
Francesco Aquilini and his wife Tali’ah walk through the stands at Rogers Arena in 2004. The couple is in the midst of a high-profile divorce.
Gerry Kahrmann - Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at the Cactus Club.
Brothers Paolo, Francesco and Roberto Aquilini credit hard work and a loving family for their success.
Francesco Aquilini, shown here age 12, recalls his father keeping a close eye on who he was hanging around with.
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, left, with GM Mike Gillis, often invites Boys Club youth to games.
Aquilini is in the process of divorcing his second wife Tali'ah, above, but says he still believes in love.
Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini, left, with lifelong friend Jim Crescenzo at rhw Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver April 3, 2013.
Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini at Hastings Park in Vancouver April 3, 2013.
Canucks owner and local businessman Francesco Aquilini, left, with lifelong friend Jim Crescenzo at rhw Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver April 3, 2013.
Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at Cactus Club.
Former Templeton high school student Dzinh Nguyen was mentored by Francesco Aquilini and now supports himself working at Cactus Club.
Canucks owner and businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets in Vancouver, April 3, 2013.
Canucks owner and businessman Francesco Aquilini outside his childhood home at the corner of Slocan and Oxford streets in Vancouver, April 3, 2013.
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini's high school yearbook entry, from Templeton secondary school in 1978.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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