Want to meet Wallace McCain this weendkend? Check out Wallace McCain events:
We will be having our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on May 28th, from 7-9pm (NS) 6-8 (ON). It will be held at the Wallace McCain Learning Commons or via Google Hangouts (if you are not in the HRM region) We are also accepting Board Member Applications - deadline is May 27th. At the meeting, board member applicants will introduce themselves, maybe say a word about why they want to be involved, then we will vote and voila! If you do not live in Halifax, don't be discouraged, there are positions available for people outside of HRM! For more information and board descriptions visit: http://www.kindkrafts.com/board-application.html We will be voting in our Board Members at our AGM. Board Applications are due: May 27th. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any further questions, email: [email protected]
Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, to the owner of a seed potato exporting Business, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in 1951.
McCain co-founded McCain Foods Limited in 1956 with his brother Harrison McCain, building it into one of the world's largest frozen food companies. In the 1990s a prolonged legal dispute between Harrison and Wallace over succession to the company leadership ended with the departure of Wallace's sons Michael and Scott McCain from McCain Foods. Father and son moved to Maple Leaf Foods.
In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being "one of Atlantic Canada's most notable entrepreneurs" and was promoted to Companion in 2008. In 1993, he was inducted into Canadian Business Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2003, he was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.
Wallace and Harrison were estranged after the fallout from their McCain Foods dispute. In 2004 there was rapprochement between the brothers when Wallace visited Harrison who was sick in the hospital. Wallace has also been a confidante to McCain Foods' non-family executives who now run the firm. 
McCain died on May 13, 2011 of pancreatic cancer. He was 81. He was residing in Toronto, Ontario at the time of his death.