My son was actually attacked." After the dog debacle, Hague joined the board of directors of the Stamford Youth Foundation, a charitable group that works with kids in his hometown.
Marc Lyons, founder and president emeritus of the foundation, said he was glad that the group was able to give Hague "a second chance in life." "Everybody is entitled to make a mistake," Lyons said of Hague, who is corporate donations chairman for the group.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Hague said in a statement at the time to the Canadian TV network Global News.
"Clearly, this is something I am very, very sorry about and I can assure the court these incidents will never happen ever again," Hague told the judge.Within days of his sentencing, Hague joined the board of directors of the digital media solutions and signage company PING HD."In my case, it was less than a minute in Vancouver two years ago," Hague said."I made a dreadful mistake one night, but I believe it has not defined me, and I think I have the potential to do good." Hague said he was excited to identify an opportunity to invest in Froozer.About a week later, Hague, whose web page identifies him as an "internationally renowned executive in the hospitality industry," launched a new investment and consulting company, Aegis.
Aegis since has made investments in The World of Beer, a beer specialist in Florida, as well as in William Caruso & Associates, a Denver-based design and consulting company, and in Froozer.Hague had been charged by authorities after the emergence of an July 2014 surveillance video from a Vancouver hotel that showed him tormenting a 5-month-old Doberman pinscher named Sade in an elevator.Hague is seen on the video repeatedly kicking the dog."So my focus is on how to keep moving forward and being positive inspite (sic) of difficult times." "It goes without saying that we have all had our dark moments.We have done and said things we have wished we had not and most likely acted out inappropriately or even very inappropriately," Hague wrote.He also pulled hard on her leash, to the extent that the pooch's paws left the floor of the elevator. Disclosure of the video sparked a massive backlash against Hague and Stamford-based Centerplate, which provides food and beverage services to major sporting venues, arenas, convention centers and other locations across North America.