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C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby GrooveTunes » Jan 17th, 2013, 9:59 am

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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby Fancy » Jan 17th, 2013, 10:10 am

Is Fipco a Kelowna company?
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby cv23 » Jan 17th, 2013, 10:18 am

Fancy wrote:Is Fipco a Kelowna company?


Chuck Fipke is a Kelowna resident and the founder of Diamet, CF Minerals, etc
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby Fancy » Jan 17th, 2013, 10:22 am

Thanks - starting to sound familiar.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby watchkat » Jan 17th, 2013, 11:28 am

I believe that was also originally known as ECHO BAY mining??
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby logman » Jan 17th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Fipke is/was a Kelowna resident. I believe his wife got the largest divorce settlement in Canadian history at some 175 million in cash and stocks. She was the woman that was causing fuss on her abbott street property wanting to build bigger and closer to neigbouring lots than allowed. Not sure how that all worked out. Use to see him around town 15 years ago in his convertable Dodge Viper with his terrible comb over haird-do with girls WAY to good for him. Money is wasted on the rich.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby Bsuds » Jan 17th, 2013, 4:30 pm

logman wrote: Use to see him around town 15 years ago in his convertable Dodge Viper with his terrible comb over haird-do with girls WAY to good for him. Money is wasted on the rich.



Sounds like he was spreading the wealth like a good boy. Nothing worse than a rich person who won't spend any.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby logman » Jan 17th, 2013, 4:56 pm

His car and hair-do hardly says anything about his spending. He made a truck load of money fast.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby logman » Jan 17th, 2013, 4:57 pm

Diamet hit lucky and hit HUGE.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby dreamon » Jan 17th, 2013, 6:23 pm

logman wrote:His car and hair-do hardly says anything about his spending. He made a truck load of money fast.
logman wrote:Diamet hit lucky and hit HUGE.


Fipke's wealth has NOTHING to do with luck. It has everything to do with tenacity, perseverance, knowledge, derring-do and going without.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby cutter7 » Jan 18th, 2013, 5:09 am

Yep, you don't head way up north and just dig a hole and get lucky.

He obviously did his homework and went for it.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby Wally » Jan 18th, 2013, 11:47 am

I know from the family that chuck and others worked diligently and persistently tracking down the big find for decades before it was hit big, They would dry core samples in the same oven in the kitchen the used for dinner, perseverance paid off big.
The wealth reaches beyond chuck, I knew a gentleman that invested in him at 25 cents a share, later sold at over 200$, I think.
Many of the wealthy people I know deserve every penny.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby just popping in » Jan 18th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Mr. Fipke has invested a huge amount on our University, the 31.5 million Fipke Centre for Research, who cares what he drives or his hair-do. He did support our community.
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby goalie » Jan 18th, 2013, 1:41 pm

there is always some luck involved
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Re: C. Fipke Holdings Ltd

Postby Rwede » Jan 18th, 2013, 2:36 pm

Haters always hate successful people.
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