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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP congratulates Adrian B. Frost on being named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: leading lawyers under 40 in Canada. Adrian is a partner who shines in our labour and employment practice group, providing advice on all aspects of employment and collective-bargaining relationships. He frequently represents clients in collective-bargaining negotiations, labour-board proceedings, grievance arbitrations and human rights proceedings.




The Manitoba Aerospace Association (MAA) and the Manitoba Aerospace Human Resource Council (MAHRC) will hold their 12th annual Aerospace All-Stars Awards of Excellence banquet Nov. 21 to recognize recipients for their achievements in the aerospace industry. Award of Excellence recipients being honoured are: Testing, Research and Development Centre (TRDC) GE/StandardAero/WestCaRD for "Excellence in Teamwork" and "Technology Development" team members Brent Ostermann, StandardAero; Vic Gerden, WestCaRD; Kevin Kanter, GE Aviation; Daniel Verreault, GE Canada.

Boeing 787 main landing gear door (MLGD) integrated material-handling system for: "Excellence in Teamwork" and "Innovation" team members include: Shawna Kulbaski, Kevin Jaworenko, John Yestrau, Brad Nerbas, Anthony Cerasani, Jeremy Solodky, Sandra Reich, Donald Girard, Andrew Murtomaki, Patrick Lestition, Renato Santos, Darryl Kehler, Darcy Messner, Bryan Sprange, John Stefansson, Troy Morin, Richard Nakka, Antonio Ferreira, Mark Winston, Todd Dobson, Christian Fay, Richard Campbell, Deepak Bali, Ola Adegunju.

William (Bill) Fraser (retired chairman of aviation and aerospace at Red River College) for "Excellence in Education and Training."


Doug Gauthier, network operations centre manager at Oxygen Technical Services Ltd., was awarded the regional Top Technical User award at the N-able Global Summit in Arizona on Oct. 23. By applying Oxygen's core values of dedication, innovation, and the desire to learn, Doug has developed a leading edge managed services platform that helps our clients and partners, proactively monitor, and manage their IT assets. Oxygen Technical Services Ltd. is a business systems strategy and integration company offering an IT success formula, which is our unique ability to use a variety of IT solutions to find its clients ways to work smarter not harder.


SCE LifeWorks announced the recipients of its 2013 "Employer of the Year" and "Personal Achievement Award" at its 14th annual Golden Plate Gala, held Friday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. Vita Health Fresh Market and Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company (The Forks) were recognized as outstanding employer partners who practise inclusiveness and diversity in their workplace. Terence (Terry) Morton was honoured with the 2013 Personal Achievement Award. SCE LifeWorks is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization that supports adults labelled with developmental disabilities to work and participate in the community. The organization has served the community of Winnipeg for the past 26 years, supporting employment, diversity and inclusion.




Advocis Winnipeg -- The Financial Advisors Association of Canada announces its new board for 2014: Michael Silver, The Wealth Planning Group, president. Tiffany Rutetzki, Great-West Life, treasurer. Other directors: Kevin Harold, Daystar Financial, Jeff Gerwing, Freedom 55 Financial, David Thompson, Manulife Financial, Cynthia Duncan, Desjardins Financial Security, Blair Smith, Great-West Life, Shaun Goolcharan, Sun Life Financial, Jason Bonneteau, The Wealth Planning Group, James Crouch, Industrial Alliance and Brett Henderson, Manulife Financial.


The Future Leaders of Manitoba (FLM) is pleased to announce its 2014 board: Chris Loewen, Jordan Farber, Andrew Kirk, Lesley Hamilton, Kathy Kerr, Tanya Derksen, Toby Bartlett, Jen Kennedy, Meryl Kaye De Leon, Patricia Katz, Donavan Robinson, Shelley Cook, Callum MacAngus, Jessica Schofield, Krystalle Ramlakhan. Nominations are now open for the 2014 Future Leaders of Manitoba awards, which is taking place on Jan. 23, Fort Garry Hotel. To submit a nomination, learn more about the board members and the FLM itself, visit


Sandra Zinchuk is the new president of the Prairie Theatre Exchange board. Zinchuk is a lawyer at Monk Goodwin. Vice-president Maria Grande, lawyer, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman; treasurer Peter Veselinovich, vice-president banking and mortgage operations, Investors Group; secretary Debbie Grenier, partner, KPMG; past president Greg Doyle; member at large Dwayne Marling vice-president, Manitoba-Saskatchewan, Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Directors: Kalyn Bomback, lawyer at Gange, Goodman and French; Lucia Grande, vice-principal River East Transcona School Division; Patricia Hardy, owner Tunnelwood Group; Charles Huband, lawyer, Taylor McCaffrey; Douglas Maughan, vice-president Cropo Funeral Home; Brent Phillips, marketing manager CAA Manitoba; Christa Walkden, owner, 49th Parallel Tax Services.


Providence University College & Theological Seminary is pleased to announce its 2013-14 board of governors: Roger Gingerich, chairman (Steinbach, medical doctor); Lorn Bergstresser, vice-chairman (assistant CEO, Talking Communities); David Baker (president/CEO, Thinkshift); Harold Barg (president/owner, NDL Construction Ltd.); Grant Driedger (lawyer, Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP); Lorna Dueck (executive producer/host, Context with Lorna Dueck), Toni Dueck (business partner, Pasco Holding Ltd; Star Quality Services Ltd; & Mennonite Media Society); Beverly Dyck (executive assistant, Lawton Partners, Financial Planning Services); Esther Dyck (sales associate, Re/Max); Ron Friesen (owner/operator, Friesen Farms); Dennis Giesbrecht (Steinbach, medical doctor); Gordon Giesbrecht (professor/associate dean, faculty of kinesiology and rec. mgmt., University of Manitoba); Libby Hanna (Wiebe Investments); Alix Jean-Paul (public school educator/consultant), Howard Jolly (pastor, First Nations Community Church); Ron Koslowsky (vice-president, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters); Les Lindquist (business partner, That's Life Communications); Burton Loewen (retired owner, Steinbach Furniture); Jeff Pries (senior vice-president, sales and marketing, Bison Transport); James Scobbie (ordained minister, Evangelical Free Church of Canada); David Widdicombe (rector, St. Margaret's Anglican Church).


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 12, 2013 B6

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