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Calgary Flames and Flames Ambassadors salute Doc and BJ Seaman

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Tribute dinner honours two of the founding members of Flames ownership group

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Club held a special tribute night in honour of two of the founding members of the Flames ownership group Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman & Byron J. (BJ) Seaman on March 1 at the Sheraton Eau Claire.

The sold out charity event, which raised $150,000 for the Flames Foundation For Life, was presented by Scotiabank, a Calgary Flames Partner.

The Seaman brothers played an instrumental role in securing a National Hockey League franchise for the City of Calgary and have served as members of the ownership group since 1980. Born and raised in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, Doc and BJ graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to their commitment to the Calgary community through their philanthropic initiatives and the Calgary Flames, both are extremely successful businessmen. BJ Seaman has over 50 years of experience in various positions in the oil, gas and resource industries on a world-wide basis and is a recipient of the Governor General''s Medal. Doc is Chairman and President of Dox Investments Inc., as well as being a director of a number of public companies. He is a proud recipient of the appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Guests for the evening will include members of the Seaman family along with other special guests including the players and coaches of the Calgary Flames and Flames Alumni. Former Flames captain and Stanley Cup champion Jim Peplinski will be the Master of Ceremony''s for a program that includes tributes from Dr. Garnette Sutherland, George Stephenson, William J. Mooney, Al MacNeil, Bill Hay and Ken King.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Flames Foundation for Life, specifically Project neuroArm. The Calgary Health Region and the University of Calgary are developing the world''s first image-guided surgical robot, the neuroArm. Three generations of robotic systems developed by MD Robotics for the U.S. space shuttle and the International Space Station, combined with the leading-edge neurosurgical and MRI capabilities of Calgary''s own Seaman Family MR Research Centre, is now paving the way for a revolutionary new generation of robotics designed for medical applications.

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