Bruce Munro Wright
Bruce is a volunteer leader in the Canadian charitable sector as board chair, director, panelist, juror, fundraiser, and philanthropist. Following retirement in 2018 from law practice, Bruce now spends full-time on charitable roles.
In 2021 he received the Order of British Columbia for his arts and non-profit work. He has a lifetime love of music and the arts, having studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music for years as a course scholar with ARCT performers diplomas in piano and French horn. A former director of the VSO, Bruce has held numerous positions in the arts world, including chairing Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Art Gallery, Health Arts Society (Concerts in Care), Pride in Art Society and Co-Chairing Capture Photography Festival. He has also Co-Chaired Splash Art Auction for Arts Umbrella for seven years, as well as special events for Vancouver Opera, Chor Leoni and Museum of Contemporary Arts Toronto. He is a director of the Glenn Gould Foundation, Chor Leoni Foundation and Opera in Canada, is a past director of Ballet B.C. and is actively involved with Early Music Vancouver.
Outside of the arts, Bruce serves as Chair of the B.C. regional board for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and is a director on the national board, chairing its Fundraising Committee. He is a director of Loran Scholarship Foundation which runs Canada’s most valuable scholarship for Canadian undergraduates and future caring leaders. He is past chair of the national board of United for Literacy (Frontier College).
Bruce divides his time between Toronto and his primary residence in Vancouver, an Arthur Erickson home “Choklit” which he often uses as an event space for concerts and fundraisers and maintains a large contemporary art collection supporting Canadian artists.