Kahil Gibran is noted to say I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy, and that certainly holds true for Bud Salloum. Bud is a successful financial officer, father, and grandfather, and perhaps above all else, a community leader and philanthropist. Salloum is one of those individuals who, without fanfare, works tirelessly to support and enhance Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada.
Bud has served with many organizations, including Jaycees, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Edmonton, and Klondike Days. Along with being very active in his neighborhood, Mr. Salloum also served on the Board of Directors for the West Edmonton YMCA and the United Way.
In 1965, Bud Salloum was chosen to be Alberta’s Centennial Officer for Canada’s 100th birthday. He also handled public relations across Canada for the Alberta team participating in the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant. Former Alberta Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan said “ If anyone was above and beyond the call of duty in his job, it was Bud. He was recently honored with the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Paddlers in Ottawa, 2017.