Smoluk named to Westland board


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Media production professional Adam Smoluk has been appointed to the board of the Westland Foundation, a volunteer-based organization raising funds to help youth from the inner city attend post-secondary education.

He joins president John Prystanski, vice-president Bev Harasymuk, secretary Ian Clunie, treasurer Allen Harasymuk and members Kathe Meseman and Walter Silicz.

“I am deeply honoured to serve with such a distinguished group of Winnipeggers that have built this outstanding foundation,” Smoluk, currently a program manager at Film Training Manitoba, said in a release. “I look forward to supporting Westland’s excellent mission to help inner Winnipeg youth achieve their important educational goals.”

Smoluk earned a scholarship to Oxford University’s British American Drama Academy and was the youngest person ever selected to the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Features First program for media production professionals. Additional scholarships allowed him to study at the Banff Centre, the Rotman School of Management, and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program.

His debut film Horsethieves won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Winnipeg International Film Festival while his follow-up effort Foodland aired on both Super Channel and the Independent Film Channel.

Smoluk’s volunteer resume includes stints with Essential Skills Manitoba and the United Way of Winnipeg’s GenNext Council, where he helped organize Canada’s initial GenNext Summit.
Since 1993 the Westland Foundation has raised close to $2 million.

Tony Zerucha

Tony Zerucha
East Kildonan community correspondent

Tony Zerucha is a community correspondent for East Kildonan. Email him at

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