Yacht designer brings personal experience with dementia to breakfast event

World-renowned yacht designer Greg Marshall will soon open up about his more than 40 years of industry experience and how dementia has affected both his professional and personal life to help support other people affected by the disease. Greg is the keynote speaker of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Breakfast to Remember, presented by Trillium Boutique Senior Living on February 27 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria.

During his talk, Greg will take us on a journey of how he got into designing yachts, share a few of the many adventures along the way and talk about how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have affected the lives of his many mentors, clients, friends and family members.

Together with business partner Gordon Galbraith, Greg runs local superyacht design firm Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects, a company that employs 24 naval architects, engineers, stylists and interior designers. The team has designed more than 2,000 vessels that have been built worldwide, employing tens of thousands of people to build them. The vessels range from 12 feet on the small end to over 330 feet and costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars. They have won virtually every major international superyacht award.

Joining Greg is a neurologist and medical educator Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava, who will speak to audiences about his work to bring newly-developed research findings into practice as the Medical Director of the Neil and Susan Manning Cognitive Health Initiative.

Breakfast to Remember, presented by Trillium Boutique Senior Living, runs from 7 – 9 a.m. on February 27 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The annual fundraiser is an opportunity for local business and community leaders to network while raising funds to help the Alzheimer Society of B.C. change the future for people affected by dementia.

For more details, or to purchase tickets, visit BreakfastToRemember.ca.


Last Updated: 02/13/2020