RBC Royal Bank
made the following appointments: Grant Simons, regional vice-president, commercial financial services, with 15 years in domestic and international commercial and retail banking, business strategy and entrepreneurship; Mark Saidi, vice-president commercial financial services, leads the Winnipeg-based commercial account management team; Bruce Gehlen, regional vice-president, greater Winnipeg, is responsible for RBC's retail banking operations in the Winnipeg area; Lynette Gillen, regional vice-president, Agassiz region, leads a team providing personal banking, financial planning and small business banking in Pembina Valley, Selkirk, Steinbach, Stonewall, Beausejour, Flin Flon, Thompson and surrounding communities.
Bison Transport and the Jessiman Foundation
announced a joint gift of $1 million toward the Assiniboine Park Conservancy's Imagine a Place campaign. The announcement was made by Rob Penner, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Bison Transport, and Peter Jessiman, director of the Jessiman Foundation.
TOPIGS and Norsvin
have signed a strategic agreement for collaboration between the two breeding companies. The agreement makes it possible for Norsvin to use the TOPIGS Z-line for production of commercial sows in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. It also enables both companies to have access to new products and technology. Both companies are farmer-owned.
Distinguished Service Awards
were presented to Pat Bowslaugh, Brandon, Jag Malik, Gilbert Plains, and Doreen Sage, Neepawa, at the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba AGM.
Royal Military Institute of Manitoba
board for 2012-13: Barry Burns, president; Ray Crabbe, past president; Bob Siemens, secretary, Claude Michon, treasurer. Directors: Peter Fairclough, Mike Zawislak, Brian Koshul, Ken Hilton, Bob Vincent, Bert Leggatt, Murray Burt.
Manitoba Child Care Association
board for 2012-13: Jodie Kehl, president; Caryn LaFleche, president-elect; Julie Skaftfeld, past president; Sheila Argue, secretary-treasurer. Directors and members at large: Wanda Bruenig, Janice Delf, Tami Karsin, Laurinda Neyron, April Kalyniuk, Kim Perring, Maxine Balbon, Lois Johnson, Tracy Cosser.
The Heavy Equipment & Aggregate Truckers Association of Manitoba
board for 2012-13: president, Nicole Chabot, L. Chabot Enterprises; first vice-president, Ken McKeen, Ken McKeen Trucking; second vice-president, Dallas Hiebert, Gee Tee Holdings; treasurer, Darren Barnhart, Barnhart Transport; secretary, Kyle Kendall, Inland Aggregates; directors, Charlene Radwanski, G.E.M. Industries, Kevin Sigurdson, KS Onsite Industrial Services, Grant Chrisp, Third Dimension, Gary Romijn, Groeneveld-CPL Systems, Kerry Minski, SM Industries; and past president, Neal Wirgau, Arnason Industries.
The Manitoba Funeral Service Association
executive: president, Jeffrey Wiebe; vice-president, Janice Dryden; secretary-treasurer, Adina Vogt; past president, Jody Kiefling Nicholson, directors, Owen McKenzie, Shannon Drobot, David Gilbart and Elizabeth Siebold, administrative director, Thorunn Petursdottir.
The Central Prairie Chapter of the Canadian Decorators' Association
2012-13 board of directors: president, Frank Fowler; vice-president, Lisa Kasdorf; treasurer, Bahia Taylor; secretary, Monica White; directors, Dana Gutheil, Carol Standil; members at large, Tiffany Johnson-Sheldon and Penny Scott-Mazur; past president, Arnold Tiessen.
The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation
2012-13 board: Dr. Lindsay Du Val, chairwoman; Dr. Peter Cattini, vice-chairman; Dr. Greg Hammond, executive director/treasurer; Dr. John Wade, assistant executive director; Dr. Susan McClement, secretary; Kerry Bittner, member at large; Mark Gray, member at large; Mike Mager, citizen at large; Dr. Glen Bergeron; Dr. Patrick Choy; Dr. William H. Christie; Neil Fast; Dr. R. Daniel Gietz; Dr. Jerry Gray; Mark M. Gray; Canon J. A. Harwood-Jones; Dr. Kent HayGlass; Dr. Gerald Y. Minuk; Linda Newton; Aidan O'Brien; Dr. Christine Peschken; Dr. Grant Pierce; Dr. Brian Postl; Dr. Allan Ronald; Dr. Estelle Simons; Dr. Robert Walker; Gordon Webster; W. Scott Wright; Dr. Klaus Wrogemann; Andrew Yorke.
2012-13 board: Lindy Norris, president and founder (The Dufresne Group); Dana Oftedal, vice-president (Red River Mutual); Denise Meilleur, secretary (ThinkShift); Candace Hodgins, treasurer (Canada West Assurance); directors Jill Chapman, Allana Schmidt, Kayla Dickin, Lara Bergeron, Lana Bakun and Kristin Pollock.
2012-13 board: chairman, Miranda Edwards; past chairman, Don Brown; vice-chairman, Debbie Haney, Roger Langlais and Donna Yee; chairman regional supervisors, Debbie Trowell; executive director, Shauna Marling; committee members, Alyx Hewins, Candace Froese, Karen Thomas, Stan Yee, Susan Zuk, Danielle Herget; regional supervisors, Central Plains, Lori Miller; Eastman, Jen Driedger; Interlake, Laurie Pinchin; Norman, Debbie Trowell; North Westman, Barb Doherty; Parkland, Heather Hollinda; Pembina Valley, Debbie Penner; South Westman, Marie Tilbury; Winnipeg, Emma Slagerman.
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