Manitoba Bar Association -- The professional association of lawyers, judges, law students and law professors is pleased to announce its award recipients for 2012/2013: Distinguished Service Award - Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marshall Rothstein; Pro Bono Award - Allison Fenske, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman; Community Involvement Award - Brenlee Carrington Trepel; Headnotes & Footnotes Award - Justice Christopher Martin; Isabel Ross (MacLean) Hunt Award Recipient - Justice Colleen Suche; Section Award - Family Law Section (chairman Lawrence Pinsky).
The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Manitoba is delighted to announce the three finalists for the 2013 Manitoba Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement Award: Phoenix Recycling Inc., The Eastside Group of Companies and Thomas Design Builders Ltd. Manitoba finalists will all be featured at an annual gala event on March 7. Go to www.cafecanada.ca/chapters/manitoba for more information.
Future Leaders of Manitoba Award -- Christine Cyr, aboriginal student recruitment officer was awarded the Future Leaders of Manitoba Award for Community Service for her work in aboriginal recruitment at the University of Manitoba and for her work in Career Trek, Southeast Child and Family Services and United Way, as well as other boards and committees.
Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) Awards
The following members of the University of Manitoba indigenous community were presented with ACE Awards in a variety of categories at last week's awards ceremony: Diana Hooper, program administrator, Extended Education, Research and Curriculum Development Award; Florence Paynter; elder-in-residence, Aboriginal Student Centre: Honouring our Elders Award; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Department of Native Studies, Faculty of Arts: Research and Curriculum Development Award; Jennifer Storm, aboriginal student recruitment officer, student recruitment (and University of Manitoba student): Leadership, Sustaining our Ways Award.
Winnipeg lawyers John Poyser, John Delaney, Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin and Michelle Laham Szutiak have opened a boutique law firm Tradition Law LLP Estates and Trusts. Their area of law will focus on wills, estates and trusts. The new firm will deal with basic wills and estates but also help clients with more complex matters, including tax and probate issues, capacity issues and litigation, extending to clients with connections to the U.S., U.K. or other Canadian provinces. Tradition Law LLP Estates and Trusts is located at 200-270 Donald St.
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