The Tallman Foundation

"Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you, we are in charge of our attitudes."                                         

-Charles Swindoll

Foundation Team

Harvey Tallman

In 1942, Harvey Tallman reluctantly traded his 3 ton truck for an auto wrecking shop on Princess Street. When the Second World War came to an end, there were a lot of army surplus good around. Harvey saw this as an opportunity to buy and sell these goods. A good buy on aircraft tires led to manufacturing wagons. The company grew and grew through purchasing goods in Japan and marketing these goods in Canada. All items were listed and sold in the famous "Princess Auto Catalogue". In 1976, Harvey Tallman retired, Harvey's sons Larry and Bob began a new era of expanding Princess Auto throughout Canada.

Bob Tallman

Bob is the voice of wisdom and vision when discussing the mission of The Tallman Foundation. Bob believes we can make change "One child at a time".

Cathy Tallman

Cathy is very passionate about helping others and is very involved with TTF students and helping out with TTF events and activities.  Alumni of Sisler High School in the North End of Winnipeg, Cathy enjoyed many rewarding years teaching as an elementary school teacher in the core area.