Mr. Robert Glynn Spelliscy

HS ‘32
2007 Alumni of Distinction Award Recipient

Robert Glynn Spelliscy graduated from Campion High School in 1932. Since that time, he has exemplified the philosophy of Campion College through his dedication to community service. Glynn’s long-term memberships in a range of organizations, such as the Lion’s Club, CNIB, BC Housing Corporation, and the Knight of Columbus, reveal his dedication to the organizations to which he volunteers.

Among his numerous volunteer activities, Glynn served as co-chair of the fundraising committee for the new parish of St. John Brebeuf in Winnipeg, sat on Archbishop’s Advisory Board of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, was the chairman of the BC Catholic newspaper laity committee, the director of Catholic Charities and the director of finance for the Archdiocese of Vancouver regarding the Papal visit of Pope John Paul II. He also served as chairman of the River Heights Home Owners’ Association, director of Rainbow Stage (Winnipeg), director of the Children’s Aid Society of Winnipeg, chairman of the Serra Club, president of the Financial Executive Institute of Vancouver, national president of the Society of Management Accountants, and is a founding member of the Society of Industrial Accountants of Saskatchewan (now known as Certified Management Accountants).

Glynn’s dedication to improving humanity has not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous awards including the Financial Executive Institute’s Key Member Award for lifetime achievement, the Canadian Commemorative medal, the Queen’s Commemorative Medal, and the CNIB’s Edwin Albert Baker award for Lifetime Service. His legacy of humanitarianism will carry on to future generations with the CMA Glynn Spelliscy scholarship at the BC Institute of Technology and "Glynn Manor," a low cost housing building in BC.