The Man Behind the Dream.

Kerry Vickar was born in the Melfort Hospital and attended Brunswick School, Division III and MUCC. He played fastball, football and was a member of the high school band. At age 17, he moved to Winnipeg with his family. Following graduation, he attended the University of Manitoba and studied business administration. He also obtained a law degree and practiced before getting into the packaging industry.

In 1989 he moved to Toronto for business, and in 1991 moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with a packaging business. That business was sold and in 1998 he founded CorrFlex Graphics, which grew through multiple acquisitions to 12 manufacturing locations, with over 1,000 full-time and 2,500 temporary employees. In 2004 he led the sale of CorrFlex to Sonoco Products Company, a $3 billion public company. Most recently, Mr. Vickar founded VSTH Group, LLC, an investment banking and private equity firm.

In addition to his numerous business accomplishments, Mr. Vickar also recently established the L. Kerry Vickar Charitable Foundation to provide assistance to underprivileged individuals and children. When announcing his $1 million contribution to this facility in Melfort, Mr. Vickar commented on growing up in a small community, “there is a lot to be said for the values that you can learn in a small community that probably don’t exist, certainly to the same degree anyway, in a larger community.”.


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“Our concert in the KVC CJVR Performing Arts Theatre was such a special and amazing night! The KVC team are amazing and the entire process, from pre-show booking to post show, was among the best I have ever experienced. My band and I had a such a great time and the audience raved on how much they enjoyed every moment…thanks so much to everyone, I look forward to playing here again!”

–  Leslie Dancey, Recording Artist, Singer, Song Writer & Musician

“I would like to extend a huge thank you to Kathy, Girard and Steve for your exceptional service this weekend; it was a crazy busy weekend with volleyball at the KVC but everything ran amazingly smoothly because of your staff! I would also like to thank you for your help with another one of our successful events that we held at the KVC; the staff were instrumental in making that event as great as it was!”

–  Lori Constant, Sporting Event Coordinator

“Our visit to Melfort and the Kerry Vickar Centre was truly a wonderful and memorable experience. We have played in many different venues for many different people, but few have rewarded us with the hospitality and first class service we received from the staff at the theatre. Not only a superb venue, but with staff that is willing to go the extra mile for both performers and fans will ensure that a repeat audience following is sure to reward the community. Hats off to the staff and promoters of our concert.”

–  Rick Spinney, The Spinney Brothers Band

“I gave a carving class at the Kerry Vickar Center last weekend. I just wanted to commend the KVC staff for the excellent facility that you make available to the public. Your staff was very hospitable and helpful throughout the weekend. Melfort is fortunate to have such a facility available. I appreciate the work that you, and your staff do on behalf of the people of Melfort.”

–  Doris Sheldon, Artist

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