Viive Tamm Chair
Since 1980, Viive has owned and managed four companies including Graffiti Magazine, an international award-winning music/lifestyle publication in the 80s. For twelve years, Viive has been on Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneur’s list. As a founder of Tamm and Kit, she stewarded this Toronto-based advertising agency onto Canada’s coveted ‘Top 100 Employers’ list ~ the first advertising agency to ever receive this designation. Viive is also the operating partner of The Pickering Markets, Canada’s largest indoor flea market. Having served on several boards, Viive was the Chair of Operation Migration about which the movie ‘Fly Away Home’ was based. Serving as Board chair since 2008, Viive has spearheaded a number of initiatives that have helped GR grow both in size and notoriety. She led a team to revamp GR’s re-branding including the creation of the logo and website, redevelopment of the Guardian newsletter into a full-color 16 to 20 page quarterly publication, and overseeing ‘Golden Reflections’ ~ our anniversary coffee table book. Viive also instigated LCBO Tag Days, which is now one of GR’s biggest awareness builders and fundraisers. In the past, she helped organize the golf tournament and car rally. She helped create the Wishbone Lottery, which is currently our major fundraiser. Along with her fellow board members, she helped initiate the Istanbul Mission of Love which has brought hundreds of Goldens to Canada, creating major publicity and notoriety for GR. Her furkids Mr. Bibbs, Zoey #1526, Garci, and Oakley #2071 (all rescues) provide her with her inspiration.