Ken Bagshaw, as a partner of a major national law firm, had a 40-year legal career in a corporate/commercial practice in Vancouver, followed by serving as Chief Legal Officer in the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games before retiring to Ontario in 2011.
Over his working years in British Columbia he was actively involved in volunteering, including serving as a director of local and provincial non-profit or governmental organizations such as the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Police Board.
He has been engaged in similar volunteer activity in Ontario since his arrival in 2011, including serving on national and regional non-profit boards, including The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the Town of Cobourg Heritage Advisory Committee and Heritage Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.
In June of 2012 Ken was diagnosed with bladder cancer. In his search for information and support he discovered Bladder Cancer Canada, where his goal was realized. Recognizing the immense value he derived from his contact with the people of BCC and the resources on its website, he offered to volunteer in any way that would serve the organization. He chaired the national Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk in 2013 and, in December 2014, was elected as a director and appointed as the national lead of the 2015 Walk.
Ken served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Bladder Cancer Canada from December 2015 to June 2018.